Rats can laugh, but the dogs aren’t smiling: they’re hooked on oxytocin, which rises when we lock eyes with one another. Oxytocin is not dissimilar to OxyContin, an opioid analgesic which can result in a similar sense of euphoria or attachment.
(In order of appearance)
BILL PERCH, a dentist and motel resident
ROSY PERCH, daughter of Bill and Susan Perch
EVA WHITE, a waitress and motel maid
FRED WEBER, a motel bartender
SUSAN PERCH, wife of Bill Perch, mother o [...]