I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I am special. I have a unique place right in front of the Picture Box where I can watch all the silly things the humans watch. I am the center of attention. I can see everything that goes on while I am comfortably laying in my bed. I have my toys, my food, my water, my ceiling fan…
Me: Actually, that ceiling fan is for everyone.
Stella: So you say. Something horrible happened today.
Me: Nothing horrible happened. There was a change, but nothing horrible.
Stella: I am a bulldog. I hate change.
Me: Most people do, too.
Stella: Go ahead, Lady Human. Tell the other humans what you did today.
Me: I moved Wiggles’ and Miss Sweetie’s beds next to yours.
Stella: Aaaaggghh! You destroyed my special place!
Me: How? Their beds were not that far away, always within eye shot. I just moved them away from the air conditioner. They were right under it and their shedding and dander were causing a problem with the unit, putting more pressure on it. The outside temperature was 100 degrees today. It is more important that the air conditioner keeps running efficiently for everyone’s sake. So moving them by you will help the AC and everyone benefits.
Stella: Everyone except me!
Me: Everyone including you. Tell me, do you enjoy the cooler air that the AC brings?
Stella: The cold air box? Yeah, sure. It’s great!
Me: Would you want it to work so hard that it breaks?
Stella: NO! Don’t let that happen!
Me: By God’s grace, it won’t. But we need to be sensible. The coils have to work harder if bulldog dander covers them. With Wiggles and Miss Sweetie sleeping over by you, that’s less stress on the machine. Good for everyone, including good ole Stella.
Stella: Ohhh! I do like the cold air box.
Me: And you can still watch the Picture Box. They are not in the way. They may even start watching it with you.
Stella: I don’t like new neighbors. You tell them that they had better behave themselves.
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