I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Bulldogs are not known as swimmers. Some of us like to bathe and soak and paddle around in water deeper than a water bowl. And some of us, like me, don’t.
Miss Sweetie: Did you see me, Aunt Stella? Did you see me swimming? I was great!
Stella: I saw you, Sweetie. I’m not sure that was swimming. It looked more like flopping and wading. But I know you love it so I’m glad for you.
Me: Sweetie, what happened to your water bowl?
Miss Sweetie: This is not a water bowl. It is my indoor swimming pool.
Me: No, Sweetie, that is your water bowl. What are you doing?
Stella: Sweetie! Get out of your water bowl. Gross! Your rear end does not fit in it. And what are you going to drink? Nasty!
Miss Sweetie: But this is my swimming pool inside.
Stella: No, it is not! You are sitting in your water bowl. Now all the water is out of it. What are you going to do when you get thirsty?
Miss Sweetie: Lady Human will put more water in it and I will drink what I want and then I will sit in the rest. Having an indoor pool is wonderful! We should have done this a long time ago.
Me: Honestly, we still haven’t done it.
Miss Sweetie: All I know is that I am sitting in my indoor pool now and I am fine.
Stella: All I know is that you are sitting in your water bowl and don’t you dare come near mine!
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