I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I hate water. Except for drinking water. I will take a little of that now and again. But otherwise, I hate water.
Me: I know.
Stella: How do you know?
Me: I watch you. When the hose is running, you run the opposite direction. When the puppy pool is being filled, you run the opposite direction. When I am washing anything off outside, you run…
Stella: …the opposite direction. You are observant. I admit it. It is true. I hate water.
Me: Miss Sweetie loves it.
Stella: Sweetie is a water dog. It happens among bulldogs every once in a while. Most of us are sane and stay away from water. Bulldogs do not float well.
Me: So, you are a confirmed non-water dog.
Stella: Amen. I keep my four feet firmly on dry ground. Have you seen how Sweetie plunges her whole face into the puppy pool and swishes it back and forth? Have you seen how she wallows in the water? She acts as though she really likes it. Yuck! Messy and scary! Very unbulldoggy!
Me: I have seen it. I think it is hilarious!
Stella: That is because humans have no sense of decency or dignity. You do not know what is truly funny. And you don’t know what is truly bulldoggy.
Me: I still love water-loving dogs.
Stella: Awwww. You don’t love me, just because I don’t like water.
Me: Nonsense. I don’t care if you like water or not.
Stella: What! You mean I don’t want me as your swimming buddy.
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