I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Sometimes I find that embarrassing.
Stella: Lady Human, really? You know why? You live here.
Me: Well, yeah, I see your point, but what specifically is bringing this on?
Stella: You saw Doodlebug outside a while ago, didn’t you?
Me: Yeah. I mean what specifically?
Stella: His usual bad snacking habit.
Me: Oh, no!
Stella: Now he’ll have bad breath all night.
Me: Oh, Doodle.
Stella: Nasty is as nasty does which means Doodlebug is nasty.
Me: He had gotten better.
Stella: You can’t put temptation in his path.
Me: No, you all can’t put temptation in his path. And I can’t leave temptation in his path. Between the wind and the rain and the cold today, I just didn’t take temptation away fast enough.
Stella: Don’t blame yourself, Lady Human. Nasty is as nasty does. And I’ll point out that I never engage in such practices. I am – what was your word? Oh, yes! Fastidious.
Me: True. I’ll never smell ugly breath on you. So why can’t Doodlebug follow in your footsteps?
Stella: If we didn’t have those with bad habits, how would we ever truly appreciate those with good habits?
Me: Well, because their breath wouldn’t smell gross for one thing.
Stella: Go right ahead. Smell my fastidious breath. Who do you appreciate now?
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