I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. For shame, Lady Human! You lied to a dog!
Me: What have I done now? What did I lie about?
Stella: You said the cool air was coming. You said that the summer was over. You said…you said…you said!
Me: I did say that, didn’t I? I was going on reports from the weather people. I should have checked the Farmers Almanac. They’ve been around for a long, long time. They said it would be hot here through September. This is the hottest September we have had in 122 years.
Stella: I don’t know what September is, but you need to put an end to it!
Me: That is one of those many things over which I have no control. September will end when it is scheduled to end and not before.
Stella: I am beginning to believe that humans have control over hardly anything at all.
Me: It’s just as well you find that out now.
Stella: Doesn’t that bother you? Being human with all the things you can do and all the things you can’t?
Me: Not as much as it used to. Maybe I’ve grown up some.
Stella: If I were a human, I don’t think I could ever grow up that much.
Me: You are a bulldog though.
Stella: I almost forgot. Bulldogs rule!
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