The Watcher at the Wall – Conversations with Stella and Tiger


I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges.

Tiger:  Not so far as I am concerned!


Stella:  What are you saying? Why are you all the way out there?

Me:  Come on, Tiger! Come on back in!

Stella:  She’s not saying anything.

Me:  Why is she sitting there, staring?

Stella:  What are you doing, Tiger?

Tiger:  Watching.

Stella:  Watching what? There’s nothing to see through that fence.

Tiger:  Because I am watching.

Me:  You have to come back in sometime.

Stella:  Why are you watching over there?

Tiger:  Someone has to. Wait! What’s that noise? Who’s there? Run! Run!

Me:  I’ll check. Get inside.

Tiger:  No! You must not go by yourself!

Stella:  Humans can take care of themselves.

Tiger:  No, they need us.

Me:  It’s all right. A big truck rumbling down the road. That’s all.

Tiger:  How can you be so brave? I am so afraid all the time.

Me:  But you were sitting out by the edge of the fence all by yourself. That was brave.

Tiger:  Was it?

Me:  Sure. You don’t see me sitting out there, do you?

Tiger:  I’ll be happy to it anytime for you, Lady Human. Only…

Me:  Only?

Tiger:  Can you keep the back door open for me to run in, just in case?

Me:  Sure.







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