I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. The yard is a mess. Who told the squirrels that they could have a party and not clean up after themselves? Not me!
Me: Not me either!
Stella: Look what they have done! They have showered pecans and pecan parts ALL OVER OUR BULLDOG PATHS!
Me: Yep. No pecan pies for us this fall.
Stella: Who cares about pecan pies? Okay, well, maybe I do. But look at this mess! Every path is covered with pecans shells and pieces!
Me: Must have been some kind of party! Yee haw!
Stella: Really, Lady Human? Are you condoning this?
Me: Not condoning. Just understanding.
Me: Okay, I know you don’t want your bulldog paths messed up and covered with shells, but pretty soon the dirt will cover the debris. We may even get a couple of new pecan trees out of the deal. Hey, the last rain filled in the cicada holes!
Stella: Cicadas. Who cares? Cicadas I accept. But squirrels? Why are they having a party in our yard?
Me: Uhhh. Because they are squirrels.
Stella: My nemesis, Jerky McSquirrelyFace, is behind this.
Me: I have no doubt.
Stella: Well, I will show him what’s what.
Me: What is what?
Stella: The yard is ours.
Me: Ours as in yours and mine.
Stella: No, of course not. Not yours at all. It belongs to the bulldogs. So here we come! Watch out, Jerky, you and all your squirrel friends! We bulldogs are on the move! Don’t you dare litter on our bulldog paths again!
Me: Since you say it is yours, would you all be willing to contribute to the upkeep, maintenance, and taxes on it?
Stella: The what, the what, and the what? You humans and your silly talk. That’s not our job. Our job is to chase squirrels…and cats. And that we will do. Until all the pecans pies in the world fall out of their little paws and into ours.
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