I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I am a numpty.
Me: No, I don’t think you really are. Do you know what a numpty is?
Stella: It is what smart humans call bulldogs.
Me: Well, it is a British term from what I understand. They can be pretty smart. But numpty means stupid or silly. So… yeah, I guess bulldogs could be called numpties every so often.
Miss Sweetie: I want to be British. I want to be a British numpty.
Me: That’s kind of hard since y’all are from here.
Doodlebug: Hey, I’m numptier than Sweetie! I can’t build my own potty like she can.
Tiger: What do you get for being a numpty? Are there special treats?
Tiger: So, what good is it to be a numpty?
Me: You may make some people laugh.
Tiger: If that’s all, I’m not interested.
Wiggles: Can a Texas bulldog be a numpty?
Me: If you mean can Texas bulldogs be silly or do dumb things, what do you think?
Wiggles: No. No. We are way too serious to be numpties. Come on, y’all! Let’s go get the chickens to kick eggs and chicken feed out to us! Snack time!
Tiger: I don’t mind if I do.
Doodlebug: Let’s jump on the picnic table!
Miss Sweetie: Hey, the puppy pool is full of cold water from the storm! Swimming time!
Me: No, Sweetie, it’s still too cold. I’m going to dump it.
Miss Sweetie: No, don’t waste good rainwater, Lady Human! It’s perfect for numpties.
Me: You may be right. Excuse me , Stella, while I go stop Sweetie from becoming a cold, wet dog. What about you, girl? What silliness are you going to engage in?
Stella: Me? I’m staying inside, ma’am. I am going to stretch out and take a nice, long nap. After all, I’m no numpty.
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