Stella, the Olde English Bulldogge, and I are back and, though the calendar does not yet agree, summer has already fully arrived here…
Stella: A pool! A swimming pool! A pool just for dogs!
Me: I’m glad you’re excited, Stella.
Me: Wait, you can’t do a cannonball in that pool. Well, you could, but all the water would splash out.
Stella: I don’t do cannonballs. I am a bulldog. I am a cannonball! Thank you! Thank you, Lady Human, for the bulldog pool!
Me: You are welcome!
Stella: Of course, I won’t be using it.
Me: What? Why not?
Stella: The stinky puppies, Doodlebug and Miss Sweetie. Dirty.
Me: The pool will help clean their feet.
Stella: And everything else. Nasty.
Me: You are going to skip pool time just because the puppies are going to use it. You need to learn to share.
Me: It’s filled with clean water right now. You can jump in. Are you sure you won’t try it?
Stella: Let’s see what it looks like when Doodlebug and Miss Sweetie are done with it. Oh, and Wiggles. Did you see how much dirt she carried into the house the other day?
Me: Yes. She found a good dirt-rolling spot and took advantage of it. I may stick my own feet in the puppy pool once in a while.
Stella: My point exactly. Nasty.
Me: I hope you will reconsider, especially on the really hot days.
Stella: Nope. It will be fine for the others. For my part, I would prefer an indoor spa and my very own bathrobe and towel. Please let me know when they show up.
Me: Happy Summer, Stella.
Stella: Happy Summer, Lady Human.
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