I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Beware whenever a human offers you something that you really want. It may have something hidden inside.
Me: Like the Trojan Horse.
Stella: No one has ever offered me a horse. What would I do with it? Could I ride it? I don’t think so.
Me: No, the Trojan Horse is from an old, old human story. It wasn’t a real horse. It was a hollow statue of a horse that had enemy soldiers hidden inside.
Stella: Just like the Big Tricky Ball of Meat you offered me last night. You thought that I wouldn’t figure it out. But I did. You hid a nasty-tasting medicine pill in what otherwise was a delicious ball of salmon.
Me: So, you tasted that after all. I should have made the salmon ball bigger.
Stella: You admit it! A trick to get me to eat medicine.
Me: Would you have eaten it without the meat?
Stella: Of course not.
Me: Everybody else did.
Stella: Sillies. They have no sense of taste.
Me: Do you know what the medicine was?
Stella: No. Nor do I care.
Me: It was flea and tick preventative.
Stella: Flea. Tick. You mean those crawlies that bite and chew and… itch and ITCH AND ITCH!!!
Me: Yep. Nasty-tasting pill doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?
Stella: Mmmmm. Still a trick. Next time, better make that salmon ginormous.
Me: Won’t that tip you off?
Stella: Yeah, but I won’t care.
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