Stella the Olde English Bulldogge and I have decided to combine our blogs today since our topics coincide. She has her weekly list of offenders and I have my Disorderly Conduct #2 post. So we’ll let Stella begin.
Stella: I should be able to have my own blog post as always.
Me: No, you already had your Monster Alert blog post earlier this week. I am sharing my space with you and I think that is generous of me.
Stella: Do I get an extra treat for this?
Stella: Then how is that generous? This is work and treats should be paid.
Me: Very well, I will begin. The Disorderly Conduct of the week comes down to one thing – deliberate and accidental food spilling. Moon the Cat…
Stella: …Who is ridiculous…
Me: Don’t interrupt, please.
Me: As I was saying, Moon the Cat made a mighty leap and spilled her food bowl that was sitting on top of the washing machine. Cat food went all over the floor.
Stella: Is it still there?
Me: No, I swept it up and threw it away.
Stella: That’s terrible. What a waste! Cat food is delicious. That could have been my treat.
Me: And then there are Snoopey and STELLA who have decided that their food should not be in bowls at all and who deliberately knock their bowls over.
Stella: It tastes better that way. The bowl tastes like shiny metal.
Me: It makes a mess and you end up losing a goodly amount of food to the other dogs.
Stella: It’s our style. We are sisters. My turn! Most offensive this week – Moon the Cat for spilling her food by jumping around on top of the washing machine. She’s just a big showoff. Number 2 – Wiggles for trash diving, again. She is so undignified. Number 3 – Tiger for running in the house and sliding carelessly across the floor like life is a game which it most certainly is not. And tied for Number 5 – me and Snoopey for deliberate food spilling which is really not an offense, just an eating choice. And I have to add one more – Tall Man for wearing scary stuff on his head and pretending to be an insect and frightening everybody.
Me: He didn’t frighten me .
Stella: Everybody who’s a dog.
Me: You understand that he was doing yard work and the “scary stuff” on his head was safety equipment. No frightening was intended. And humans should not be added to the Offenders list.
Stella: My list, my rules.
Me: So what have we learned this week?
Stella: That living around cats is annoying and that humans can dress like insects.
Me: No, not that. I have learned that I have to be patient, extra patient because sometimes things don’t go according to plan, things can get messy, and the mess can be caused by the ones I love, dogs and cats and humans. 1 Corinthians 13:4 – “Charity suffereth long, and is kind…”
Stella: I love you, too, and I will be patient with you while you get me my treat.
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