I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human, make it stop!
Me: What do I need to stop now? Not saying I can. I just want to know.
Stella: The drippy dripping. Make it stop.
Me: Okay, several things are going on at once…
Miss Sweetie: Lady Human, there is water dripping into a bowl on the kitchen floor. Is that my new water bowl? Because it looks kind of nasty. I want my old bowl back.
Me: No, there is a broken endcap that froze during the Polar Vortex this week. Tall Man has gone to get the parts to fix it. Meanwhile, we are catching the water in a bowl…bowls…lots of bowls.
Wiggles: Lady Human! Cold water dripped on my back when I went outside. I didn’t like it. Tell it to stop.
Me: The sun is out. Snow is melting off the roof. It will stop when there is no more snow to melt off the roof.
Wiggles: Not good enough!
Doodlebug: Lady Human, last night Tall Man left the sink water thing dripping. It was very annoying and disturbed my sleep. How can I be a wonderdog without my sleep?
Me: You are a wonderdog?
Doodlebug: Of course. How could you not know that?
Me: I guess I haven’t been paying attention. As for the sink, he left the faucet dripping to help keep the pipes from freezing.
Doodlebug: You are humans. Why didn’t you just tell the pipes not to freeze?
Me: I think you are still confused about what humans can do.
Stella: Well, you are obviously not in charge of dripping. If bulldogs were in charge, we would have clamped that endcap shut with our big old bulldog mouths and licked all that snow off the roof by now.
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