I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Strange things occur in the houses of humans.
Me: What other kinds of houses are there?
Me: Okay. I’ll give you that one.
Stella: Cow houses.
Me: Let’s call those ‘barns’.
Stella: Rabbit condos.
Me: Okay. We did have one of those.
Stella: Cat houses.
Me: Well, that can mean more than one thing. Let’s just say that cats live mostly in human houses. What strange things are you talking about?
Stella: My water bowl is empty. I go outside. I come back in. My water bowl is clean and full. Mystery.
Me: Not really. What happens is…
Snoopey: Are you that silly? What do you think happens? She cleans and fills the water bowl while you are outside sniffing around.
Miss Sweetie: But it’s happened to me, too. Sure, sometimes Lady Human cleans and refills my water bowl right in front of me, but other times…I go outside. I come back in. It’s all clean and full of new water. Mystery.
Stella: You see! Sweetie knows. She has seen it!
Tiger: You all are the goofiest things going. Whether you are outside or in, she cleans your bowls and pours more water in. No mystery. Done and done.
Doodlebug: Water is water. Who cares how it gets there?
Wiggles: Yeah, that’s wise.
Snoopey: Wise, nothin’! You’d better hope Lady Human is around to clean and refill bowls!
Stella: No, Snoopey! The humans have this story about a man in a red suit who comes around one night a year, bringing presents, toys, food, all kinds of good stuff, and he is never seen, and he disappears into the night and it’s a mystery.
Snoopey: He had better show up more than once a year if you’re depending on water from him.
Me: That’s a story. I’ll tell you about the real man that story is based on sometime soon. Meanwhile, the truth is…
Stella: The truth is our water bowls get cleaned. The truth is our water bowls get refilled. A mystery. One for which I am grateful.
Me: Amen. Let’s just leave it at that for now.
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