Stella: What was that?
Me: No “I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges” announcement…
Stella: No! Lady Human, this is serious. What was that noise?
Me: Some people are shooting off fireworks. And guns. Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. It’s a big celebration day. Remember. We talked about this before.
Stella: The noises were never so loud before. This sounds like those lightning storms that crack the sky.
Me: The explosions do sound closer this year. We must have some new neighbors.
Stella; This is not neighborly! This is rude! And dangerous.
Me: Yes. A neighbor not too far away found a spent bullet on their front porch this morning.
Stella: Noooo! What if their dog had been sitting there?
Me: Or their child?
Stella: Why do humans do such things?
Me: We’ve talked about this before, too, remember? Humans are idiots. Not all of us. And not all the time. But quite a few of us a lot of the time. A few years before you came, we had a roofing contractor out and he found two bullet holes in our roof. Bullets that had fallen from the sky, probably from miles away.
Stella: Lady Human, you are not making me feel any better.
Me: Bottom line, those bullets hit our roof and we did not know a thing about it. God covered us that night. I pray that He does every night.
Stella: So we can go outside?
Me: The Great Creator does not invite us to be foolish. We will stay in tonight.
Stella: Look at Snoopey. She is the bravest among us and she is so scared right now.
Me: I will take care of Snoopey. She is coming back to my room and we will watch a movie and maybe sing a quiet song.
Stella: Hey, no fair. You are going to have a Fourth of July party without us?
Me: No, we are going to have a nice, quiet evening where nothing extraordinary happens. No fear. No harm. Happy Fourth of July, Stella.
Stella: Thank the Great Creator for me that we have a roof to cover us.
Stella: Why doesn’t the cat get scared?
Stella: Oh yeah. No fair.
He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalm 91:4 KJV
Copyright 2017 H.J. Hill All Rights Reserved.