I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges…
Me: All right. Everybody’s inside. Air conditioner is on. Water bowls are full. Back door and security gate are closed and locked. Nothing is cooking.
Stella: You are talking to yourself again, Lady Human. Should I be worried?
Me: No, I’m just going over the necessary details before I run errands. When I say it aloud to myself, I won’t tend to forget something important. I don’t want to be down the road and suddenly worry that one of you is still out in the yard or that the doors aren’t locked or that I left eggs boiling on the stove.
Stella: Can I have a list?
Me: Well, sure, but you don’t cook or lock doors so…
Stella: Number 1 – Always demand everything so I make sure to get something.
Number 2 – Always get to every door first so that I go through before Lady Human. That makes me important.
Number 3 – Always look pitiful until Lady Human turns on the Picture Box.
Number 4 – Always look pitiful until Lady Human gives me a coconut oil treat.
Me: I don’t think that is the same kind of list…
Stella: Please do not interrupt when I am saying my list aloud. I don’t want to forget anything important.
Me: Is your list just about finished?
Stella: Not by a long shot.
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