Me: One of the most important life lessons is learning to prioritize.
Stella: Wait! Why are you talking?
Me: I need to remind you all that when we go outside, bathroom comes first.
Stella: And again, why are you talking?
Me: I have a few things to say.
Stella: Maybe, but are they things we want to hear?
Me: When we go outside, all bathroom business takes priority.
Stella: How is that your business?
Me: It becomes my business when bulldogs play and come back in and then, ALL OF A SUDDEN, SURPRISE!
Stella: Oh, Lady Human, it’s never all of a sudden and it’s never really a surprise, to us anyway. Stuff happens.
Me: Stuff should not happen in the house. Understand? When you go outside, the first thing should be the first thing. Prioritize. Get the important things done and then play play.
Stella: Is that a human rule? Do humans do that?
Stella: That’s what I thought. Problem easily solved, Lady Human. Install that indoor toilet for the bulldogs. I’ve been arguing for this forever. Your life made easier. Our lives made easier. Easy peasy.
Me: Not going to happen. That project does not appear on any of my to-do lists.
Stella: Typical. The easiest solution is the one the humans reject. All right. Let’s just hope that your list of priorities eventually matches ours.
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