As a human, I am constantly surprised by what sets the bulldogs off. The latest barking/whining frenzy started…
Stella: When your feet disappeared, Lady Human! WHEN YOUR FEET DISAPPEARED!
Miss Sweetie: Nooooo! Where did they go, Lady Human? Horrible!
Stella: Settle down, Sweetie! I will make Lady Human tell us where her feet went!
Me: This is a foot bath.
Stella: It eats feet! Keep it far away from us! We have lots of feet!
Me: Look! See! Here are my feet!
Miss Sweetie: They are back! Wonderful! You are so talented, Lady Human.
Me: It is a foot bath. I put my feet down in it like this…
Miss Sweetie: Noooo! They’re gone again! Why?
Me: And I take them out like this.
Miss Sweetie: What a relief! They are back! Lady Human is my hero. She can do anything.
Me: Not exactly.
Doodlebug: Why are you letting that monster chew on your feet?
Me: It is full of warm water and I soak my feet in it.
Tiger: Ridiculous. Why would anyone volunteer to put their feet in a box of water?
Snoopey: Tiger is always wrong. I have never agreed with her. Until now.
Me: Look, y’all. It’s a matter of perspective. From where you are, I can understand that it looks like my feet disappear.
Wiggles: Yeah, your legs look funny with a big box on the end of them. Your feet disappear, and then they come back, and then they disappear, and then they come back. You are the funniest human ever.
Stella: Wiggles, it’s not funny! It’s scary. And the box of water is making a growling noise. I don’t trust it.
Me: Come over here, Stella, and look down into the foot bath. You can see my feet.
Stella: No way, Lady Human! Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you again. Why are you trying to fool a poor ole bulldog?
Me: Wait. When did I fool you once?
Stella: Not important.
Me: Perspective. What things look like from where you sit may not be the way they really are.
Stella: Good, because from where I sit, that box of water on your feet looks weird and scary.
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