He would have enjoyed
having a man to talk to.

We welcome visitors.
Must be right lonely around here.
Especially for a woman.

I don't mind. I was raised here.
- What can I feed your dog?
- Nothing, thanks.

He makes out by himself.
Can outrun any rabbit in the territory.

It's no trouble at all.
If you don't mind, ma'am,
I'd rather you didn't feed him.

I see. You don't want him to get in the habit
of taking food from anyone else.

Well, you can hand it to him.
No, ma'am, I don't feed him, either.
Sam's independent.

He doesn't need anybody.
I want him to stay that way.

It's a good way.
- Everyone needs someone.
- Yes, ma'am. Most everyone.

Too bad, isn't it?
- You're a good cook, ma'am.
- Thank you.

A woman should be a good cook.
Good cook myself.

Why didn't you get on him
when he was stuck?

'Cause I didn't want him sitting on me
from a standing start.

Stay with him.