Vetiquette – Conversations with Stella and the Pack


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!




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