I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. We live in Taxes. The humans around here seem to be proud of that.
Me: Texas. We live in Texas, not taxes. Taxes are something completely different.
Stella: Sounds the same to me.
Me: Texas is a geographic area that is a state within the United States of America. You can live in it. You can walk on it. It is ground and water and air and history and weather and types of special foods and drinks. For us, it is home.
Stella: It is this house and this ground?
Me: It is this house and ground and lots of other houses and ground.
Stella: So, what are these taxes that the humans are talking about?
Me: Taxes are money that various governments bill people and businesses to pay the expenses of…well, government.
Me: People like presidents and Congress and legislatures and governors and kings and queens…
Me: Yes, where they have such leaders.
Stella: You mean, all this time, I could have been billing people and they would have paid me. Wow. Think of all the treats I could have gotten.
Me: But you are the queen of some bulldogs. You wouldn’t be able to tax people.
Stella: Aw. That won’t work. These bulldogs of mine are broke. Pffft! Never mind.
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