I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human, there is an attack going on! Help! Loud noises! Call those people who wear shiny stars and drive cars with wild flashing lights! Hurry!
Me: Stella, it’s all right.
Stella: Why do you always say that? It is not all right! Do you hear that?
Me: Not as well as you do, but yes. And it is all right. It is the sound of construction going on.
Stella: Construction? It sounds terrible. Please make it stop!
Me: No, it’s a good thing. One of our neighbors is having his floors replaced.
Stella: Why couldn’t he keep his floors and spare us the pounding and the hammering and the…
Me: His floors were damaged by water.
Stella: How? Water is good. How could it hurt a floor?
Me: Too much water can hurt lots of things. Anyway, his floor is being replaced.
Stella: Too much pounding, too much noise can hurt my ears.
Me: Congratulations on your amazing hearing.
Stella: If that noise keeps up, you are about to congratulate me on my amazing barking.
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