I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. It is raining. It has been raining a lot lately. Announcement: I do not potty in the rain.
Snoopey: Me either.
Tiger: Me neither.
Miss Sweetie: Why is Lady Human standing outside in the rain?
Wiggles: Maybe she is taking a shower. Use rain. Save water and what the humans keep calling ‘money’.
Stella: Lady Human is a human lady. She does not take baths outside. I don’t understand why. It seems to be a thing with humans to bathe indoors.
Me: Come on, y’all.
Doodlebug: She is calling us to go stand in the rain with her. Is that a good idea? I don’t think so.
Stella: No! Did you hear that big kaboom? I don’t go out when the kabooms are going off.
Tiger: Why is she standing out there? I thought humans were smart.
Me: C’mon. It’s not raining that hard yet.
Stella: What does she call ‘hard’?
Snoopey: Should we just stand here like this? Shouldn’t we go outside and stand with her?
Doodlebug: So we can get wet?
Wiggles: She just wants us to go to the bathroom, so we can be comfortable.
Miss Sweetie: I am going to stand with her. She should not be out there by herself.
Snoopey: I would go, but I am afraid the rain will make me melt.
Tiger: I will wait for the sky to stop spitting.
Doodlebug: I am going to take a nap. Dry.
Wiggles: I am going out with you, Sweetie. Nobody should stand in the rain alone.
Stella: Oh, very well. I’ll go, too. If someone is willing to stand in the rain for me, I should be willing to stand in the rain for them. Hurry. Let’s run between the raindrops.
Me: Okay. Well, if you are coming out, I’m going in.
Stella: No! Traitor! You fooled us! What about camaraderie?
Me: Camaraderie? Are you kidding? It’s raining!
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