I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. We all know when Lady Human means business. I don’t understand what ‘business’ is, but I do understand when she means it. The big clue is when she shouts the word ‘NOW’.
Me: I don’t shout.
Stella: Then why do my ears tingle?
Me: I don’t shout. Sometimes I elevate my voice to be heard over the cacophony of bulldog shouting.
Stella: Especially when you shout the word ‘now’. ‘Now!’ must be a powerful word. Everyone pays attention when you shout it.
Me: I don’t shout…
Miss Sweetie: NOW is the super word. NOW means…I don’t know what it means, but it means something needs to happen NOW.
Doodlebug: Lady Human says NOW when I am sniffing everything in the house but should be going out. I usually ignore it.
Tiger: NOW means hurry, hurry, hurry. Like when it is going to rain during potty time or when the darkness of night is setting in. I think she means it as a warning. I had rather she say ‘NOW!’ than me get caught in the rain or the dark.
Wiggles: I think she uses ‘NOW’ when I am standing around, looking at the sky, sniffing the air, and generally doing nothing that she understands. My work outside is important. Lady Human simply doesn’t get it.
Me: Does the word ‘NOW’ catch your attention?
Miss Sweetie: Yes.
Wiggles: Yes, indeed.
Stella: I guess so.
Me: Good. I’m glad something does.
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