I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. New rules from Lady Human! Now hear this!
Miss Sweetie: New rules? I don’t remember the old rules. Is that all right?
Stella: These rules are about how we are supposed to act when we go to see the white coat people.
Tiger: I know how to act. I acted a few days ago.
Stella: That is why we now have new rules. Because of how you acted.
Tiger: All I did was hunker down when I saw the white coat lady. And I tried to climb up on Lady Human’s lap, but I didn’t fit. And I growled at that little rude staring dog…
Stella: Well, now we have rules against all those things. Number One: No growling, barking, or snapping at rude little dogs or rude big dogs. Number Two: No eye contact with non-humans. They can’t take it and the humans can. Number Three: No trying to jump into other humans’ rolling boxes. We only ride with Lady Human. Number Four: No trying to jump back into Lady Human’s rolling box before we see the white coat people.
Tiger: Rule Number Five: No white coat people touching us with sharp, pointy sticks and pretending it’s good for us.
Me: Those are needles. They inject medicines and vaccines. They are good for you.
Tiger: That doesn’t even make good nonsense.
Doodlebug: Next new rule: Treats, all the way, all the time.
Wiggles: Next new rule: No trips to see the white coat people at all.
Stella: I agree. Forget all these rules. No trips to see the white coat people. New rule! By order of the Queen!
Copyright 2019 H.J. Hill All Rights Reserved.