“Damn it, Rodney! I hate when we watch public TV. I have to see another sixty commercials now!” cried thirty-year old Theresa Middleton. She had little patience for her husband and eight-year-old son, and even less for watching infomercials about vacuums.
But instead of retorting, Rodney grabbed his wife's leg to silence her. “It's an important news message! Ssh!”
“Yeah, they're all 'important',” Theresa grumbled. She scratched at her skin where her husband had left a pinch mark. Grudgingly she viewed the TV screen, which had a “breaking news” bar running across the bottom.
A male reporter came on, looking shocked. “It's official, CTD, or Canine Transformation Disorder, has hit nationwide proportions. Researchers are desperately working on learning more about this illness that seems to stem straight from a fantasy novel.
“CTD has been traced back to a CDC worker, a Mrs. Lily Hayward