Lucy: Now what were you saying?
Ricky: I was saying that if he's not smart enough to mind, he can stay in the dog house.
Lucy: You're mean!
Ricky: Since when is [it] mean for a dog to stay in his dog house?
Lucy: When the dog doesn't like the dog house. He's not happy out there.
Ricky: Why shouldn't he be happy out there? It's a beautiful dog house. It's very roomy, it's brand new, it doesn't have a mortgage, it doesn't have a wife to nag him.