The Six Worst Words – Conversations with Stella

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I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. There are only a few words that humans use toward us. Don’t. No. Stop. Come here. Go there. Hush. That’s about it. If we know those words, we get along fine.

Me:  I don’t think that…

Stella:  You see. Right there. Don’t. That word comes up an awful lot.

Me:  Don’t is short for “do not”.

Stella:  Because humans are always against things.

Me:  Because humans have to stop animals from doing things they should not.

Stella:  Why not use the word “no”? Isn’t that the same as “don’t”? And why are all human words negative?

Me:  They aren’t necessarily negative.

Stella:  A likely story.

Me:  They are meant to be instructive.

Stella:  You are beginning to sound like the cat. Meow.

Me:  What?

Stella:  You know. Lots of sound with no meaning.

Me:  If you all would just do what you are supposed to, none of those words would be an issue.

Stella:  That’s where we disagree. If you would just do what you are supposed to, none of those words would be an issue.

Me:  Who’s in charge here?

Stella:  Lady Human, really? After all this time, are you still asking that question?

 

 

 

 

 

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