I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. The doorbell keeps ringing. I hate the doorbell. Why can’t we just be left alone?
Me: Visitors have been coming by. And neighbors. And packages are being delivered.
Stella: I am minding my own business and then that intrusive noise that doesn’t even sound like human music. Bing, bong, bing, boooong! Bing, bong, bing, BOOOONG! And it makes me jump every time it happens, and I never know when it’s going to happen and…
Me: Settle down, girl. There won’t be so many visits coming up.
Stella: Will all the humans go back to normal now?
Me: Well, yes, at least the ones who were normal to begin with.
Stella: So, no more wild, loud noises, right?
Stella: What are you hiding from me, Lady Human?
Me: Next week is New Year’s Eve.
Stella: NO! Not THAT New Year! The LOUD, EXPLODING SKY New Year! Already? Again?
Me: Yes. I’m sorry.
Stella: And you said the humans were going back to normal now. For shame, Lady Human! You lied to a dog!
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