He laughed and said, "...and you'd get the answer". But then he made me figure it out anyway.
My brother and I were talking about intro jobs a big law firms, that he's applying for after law school. He said that for the first year or so "they work you like a dog."
We both paused, and looked at his dog. Rufus was sprawled at our feet, legs sticking out and twitching occasionally, sleeping peacefully. "Somehow that doesn't seem too bad."