I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I have four paws while Lady Human only has two because that is all the Great Creator gave her. I think that was a mistake.
Me: I would hesitate to say that our Creator made a mistake. And to be precise, I have two hands, not two paws.
Stella: Same difference.
Me: Not so much.
Stella: I feel cheated.
Me: How come?
Stella: Look at all the stuff you can do with your paws…
Stella: Whatever. You have those long, long toes…
Stella: Whatever. And when you pet me and scratch me, instead of using both paws…I know, hands…you just use one and it’s almost always that one.
Me: My left hand. I am left-handed.
Stella: Sounds to me like an excuse for laziness.
Me: Don’t you prefer to use one paw over another?
Stella: Well, my front paws I use about the same, but my rear paws I use for convenient scratching, one for one side and the other for the other. I’m not sure about this left thing you talk about.
Me: Humans tend to favor one side over the other when it comes to hands. To be perfectly honest, I am ambidextrous.
Stella: I thought you were human.
Me: I am. Ambidextrous means that I can use both hands equally. I had to choose one over the other when I was a kid. The school I attended wouldn’t allow me to use both.
Stella: What? The sillies! I knew I was being cheated. Game changer. Go back to being ambidextrous, Lady Human! I need both your hands all the time.
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