I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Come out of the other room right this minute, you two!
Me: To whom are you referring?
Wiggles: Who? Me?
Stella: What are y’all doing in there? What is the big secret?
Me: Who says there is a big secret?
Stella: A little secret then.
Me: Nothing important.
Stella: Do I hear Wiggles smacking her lips?
Wiggles: No. Smack. Smack. Lip smacking is noisy and rude.
Stella: Aha! Wiggles is getting special food again.
Me: Oh, all right. She has to take her allergy medicine and it’s easier…and quieter to give it to her in another room.
Stella: Sneaking around. Secret food sessions. This must stop.
Me: It will when we get a good, hard freeze to kill off the rest of the offending pollens.
Stella: It will when Wiggles acts like a big girl and learns to take her medicine.
Me: So, if you have to take some medicine in the future, you will be a big girl and swallow it without a meat wrap.
Stella: Well, let’s not be hasty.
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