I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Water is great, but water is not so great when the air is hot, and the water feels like the air. I put my tongue in it and it feels just the same when I pull it out. Not hot, not cold. Blegh.
Tiger: Lady Human, do something to make our water interesting.
Miss Sweetie: Make it red like strawberries.
Me: Mmmm…that might make it sweeter, not cooler. How about some ice cubes?
Doodlebug: Those cold floatie things?
Me: Yep, you could call them that.
Doodlebug: I like those guys.
Wiggles: They freeze my nose.
Tiger: Then don’t rest your nose on them, silly.
Wiggles: Who are you calling ‘silly’, silly!
Me: Girls! Cut it out!
Tiger: Sorry, Lady Human, it’s just so hot.
Wiggles: Yeah, and Tiger is so silly.
Tiger: How dare you!
Me: Barking just makes everybody hotter, including me. Here. Try these ice cubes.
Tiger: Oh, they are cold and crunchy and good.
Stella: And the water around them is colder.
Me: Maybe we could just freeze your water bowls. Then the ice would melt slowly through the day and the whole thing would stay cold.
Stella: You can do something like that?
Me: Well, if I can find enough room in the big freezer…I’ve never thought about doing that before.
Stella: Why not? Aagghhh! Humans!
Miss Sweetie: That would be great! And then my drool would stay cold, too!
Me: Cold drool. I hadn’t thought about that either.
Doodlebug: MMMM! Ice cold drool!
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