I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human! Lady Human! Where have you been?
Me: Sorry. I’m only a few minutes late. What’s the…oh.
Stella: Sweetie did it. I told her you were coming in the door, but she didn’t believe me. She peed right there anyway.
Miss Sweetie: I thought you were gone forever, Lady Human. I am sorry. I lost hope.
Tiger: None of the rest of us did that. You just got impatient.
Wiggles: Lady Human always comes back, Sweetie.
Me: Okay, Sweetie, here’s a big towel. Clean up your mess.
Stella: Lady Human, what are you doing? You are the one who is supposed to clean up our messes.
Tiger: We are dogs. We don’t do chores.
Doodlebug: Look! Look at Sweetie.
Stella: She’s using the towel to wipe up the mess.
Me: I know. She’s done it before.
Miss Sweetie: How’s that, Lady Human?
Me: Good job. Let me take the towel. A little disinfectant here and there. And the job’s done.
Miss Sweetie: Does that mean that I have your permission to pee in the house whenever…
Miss Sweetie: No?
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