I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Bulldogs, dogs of any type really, are forced to go outside to potty, while humans and… ugh…cats get to go to the bathroom indoors. Even our parakeet, Pearl, is allowed to potty inside. This is horribly unfair, especially on bad weather days. Dogs are expected to endure heat, cold, rain, snow (whatever that is), ice (whatever that is), hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms…
Me: Okay, we get the picture. By the way, we have never had a hurricane here. By the time they get here, they’re some rain and a strong breeze and little else. And, if we do have a tornado or two or sixteen in one day like we had a few years ago, we don’t send anyone outside.
Stella: If cats are allowed to use the toilet inside on all occasions, why aren’t we?
Me: Think about that for a minute. Cats have an instinct to use a box or a hole and to cover up what they do. Bulldogs, on the other hand…
Stella: Hey, I wipe my feet every time I potty.
Me: I know. If I gave you each a litter box, would you all really use it?
Stella: Hmmm. I would have to say…Nope, definitely not. Nope. Not bulldoggy enough. Too confining. You will never take our FREEDOM!
Me: So, you will continue to potty outside? For the freedom?
Stella: Of course, when you put it that way. Cats don’t know what they are missing. But then again, cats always have a warm potty.
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