I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human, why is Tiger eating outside?
Me: It is a nice day and she’s been a little restless lately. I thought it might be a welcome change. Humans call it dining al fresco.
Stella: Who is Al Fresco? Is he bringing food now?
Me: No, it just means eating outside.
Stella: Tiger looks puzzled. Something is wrong with her dish.
Me: Oh, she knocked it off the step. Hold on.
Tiger: Lady Human, something happened. I don’t know what.
Me: Your bowl tilted. That’s all. Look. There’s still food in it.
Tiger: I can’t eat it like that. It’s all weird. The ground threw it down. It didn’t want to hold it straight. I think eating outside is a bad idea. My dish never acts this way in the house.
Me: The dish is set right now. Look at all that food.
Tiger: It’s good, but it would be better inside. Eating outside is for animals.
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