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.
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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