I am Stella, Queen of the Illustrious Olde English Bulldogges. Well, some may be illustrious. I know that I am. Lady Human, what were those strange clothes you put on today? They looked…dignified. Not like your regular clothes.
Me: I had an event to attend.
Stella: Was it so important that you had to leave us alone all afternoon? Do we have to talk about the curfew thing again?
Me: As I have said before, bulldogs do not dictate my schedule. It only lasted a few hours. I went because a professor at my old law school is retiring and he was giving a speech about what he has learned.
Stella: Retiring? Is that the same as dying? That is so sad.
Me: No, retiring is not the same as dying. He is just leaving his job there after many years. It is not sad. He will go on with his life in different ways.
Stella: So you had to put on special clothes because someone is leaving a job and will live differently. Humans are weird, Lady Human.
Me: It is hard to explain to one who does not wear clothing.
Stella: Why do humans wear clothing?
Me: It stems from what happened in Eden at the Fall.
Stella: When everything changed?
Stella: Your clothes are inconvenient. They snag on our nails and on our crates. They have to be washed in the big Loud Wash Machine Thing that keeps breaking down.
Me: Well, it’s old and has done a whole ton or more of bulldog washing.
Stella: And why do humans wear clothes?
Me: So we will not be naked.
Stella: Dogs are naked and we are not ashamed.
Me: It’s a human thing, Stella. You will have to understand it from the Great Creator. He is the One Who first clothed us.
Stella: Well, in that case, all right. I still think human clothes are weird and what you put on today was super strange. And don’t go to any more retirement speeches! You belong to us. You need to stay here while we nap and snore.
Me: Is that my only function?
Stella: Of course not, Lady Human. You also are to bring us food and treats and play with us and bring us treats and take us on our bathroom walks and keep spying squirrels away and bring us treats and…
Me: Okay, Stella, okay. I am beginning to get the picture.
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