Thursday – A Little Personal – Morning with Stella



“Okay, John. I know you are getting your coffee but I wonder if we could chat.”

“Of course, Stella. What would you like to chat about?

“Well, it’s a little personal.”

“Go ahead. I can keep a secret.”

“It’s about those two canines.”

“What a shock Stella. What about them?”

Lucy and Bailey

“Haven’t you noticed how they lay around.”

“To be honest I think all three of you lay around.”

“But sometimes it can be disgusting.”


“I can see what you mean. How about some nice half and half?”

“I would like that but you have to stand guard.”

“Stand guard. Why?”

Stella, Lucy. Bailey

“Why? Just look at these monsters.”

“Aw you poor thing. I’ll Call them. Lucy and Bailey.”

Stella, Lucy, Bailey

“Not now Boss. We are on the hunt for some half and half leavings.”

“You girls are making Stella nervous.”

“Give me a break, Boss. You ever check out those claws? That is one serious fighten’ machine. If anybody should be nervous it’s us.”

“Okay girls go get the leavings.”






  1. Aw… come on, John. Poor Stella.
    Seriously though, this one was perfect. Have a thriving Thursday!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Teagan.

  2. Always amazed by how dogs fall asleep in odd positions. Much more flexible than I expect.

    1. Yes they are. I love the head off the couch posture myself.

      1. I’ve seen my son do that when he was 2. Have yet to see a dog do it, but I don’t have one, so that might not happen.

      2. Ha ha ha. Yes dogs and kids have the same lounge habits.

  3. […] Fonte: Thursday – A Little Personal – Morning with Stella […]

    1. Thank you for the reblog

  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    I loved the personal time with Stella, and like her, I’m always amazed by how they can stretch out in in the oddest positions. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Gwen. Many times I don’t have a camera handy for some of the weird ones.

  5. Stella can take care of herself!

    1. She sure can. Thanks, Jennie.

      1. You’re welcome. Best to you, John.

  6. Puts me in mind of Flash, my greyhound who died some years ago. He lived in dread of our cat, who would randomly swipe at his nose if he walked by in range. Her favourite thick was sitting at the bottom of the stairs when Flash wanted to come down (or at the top when he wanted to go up). Flash would stand there crying, because the cat wouldn’t let him pass.

    1. Ha ha ha. Sounds like a cat trick for sure. Thanks, Keith.

  7. Oh my word! Bailey certainly isn’t modest…poor Stella.

    1. Indeed, it would be Bailey who is the exhibitionist πŸ˜‰

      1. I would say. πŸ™‚

    2. Bailey is the clown of the group.

      1. Takes after his “Boss” I suppose. πŸ™‚

      2. So true. Thanks, Jill

  8. I love these posts. Pure genius.

    1. Coming from a genius, I like the compliment.

      1. mine might be more of a Wile E. Coyote kind of genius.

  9. I LOVE these posts! I don’t have any pets, and I appreciate the opportunity to share yours.

    1. I’m glad to be able to share them with you as well. Thank you, Samantha. πŸ™‚

  10. Happy Thursday, John! Glad to see Stella get a spotlight and it’s lovely to see how the three of them get along … or, at least, coexist πŸ˜‰

    1. They really do get along. Thanks Marie. πŸ˜€

  11. My cat sleeps like Bailey – strange and very weird, but true.

    1. Stella does the upside down head routine.

  12. Jackie Smith · ·

    Love this post….it makes my day! lol

    1. Glad you like it, Jackie.

  13. What a treat this is, John! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚
    For the first time I noticed that Stella calls you John and not boss. Classic!

    1. Ha ha ha. Bailey calls me Pop.

  14. Wow – it must be like the Coliseum round your house every day, John! πŸ˜› My bet’s going on Stella though, even though she’s moaning about intimidation… πŸ˜‰

    1. She is playing with them. They know she’s boss.

  15. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Poor Stella! John W. Howell’s furry canine kids are ready to pounce on Stella’s leavings! Please enjoy…

    1. Thanks for the reblog, John

      1. You’re welcome, John!

  16. I suspect Stella is crying wolf…or, in this case, canines. My guess is she can handle Lucy and Bailey without any help!

    1. I think you are right, Mae.

  17. I’ve heard that dogs only lie on their backs sprawled out like that when they’re exceedingly comfy. Dallas *never* gets that relaxed. Must be the herding dog ancestry. Glad to see you waylaid another cat and dog argument!

    1. I’m always in the middle. Seems a nice treat solves any issue.

  18. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Lol! My cats feel the same way about our dogs:)

    1. Ha ha ha. Universal. Thanks DL

  19. Heh. Poor Lucy and Bailey would be sad to find no half-and-half scraps at my house as I take my coffee black.

    1. They would be sad. Thanks, Phillip.

  20. Thank you, John, for making me smile.

    1. A smile is a good thing. Thanks for letting me know.

  21. This is perfect, John. Our cats, aren’t very good at protecting themselves. I should send them down for lessons from Stella.

    1. She would be happy to help. Thanks, Dan

  22. Ooooooo, half & half leavings, there are a dozen outside cats in the shed who would love to have this blog read to them.

  23. Loved this! Lucy and Bailey better watch out. πŸ˜€

    All three are adorable.

    1. They give Stella wide berth. Thank you, L. Marie

  24. Stella has the dogs trained to wait! She looks part Siamese and they are fierce! These always bring a smile!

    1. Thank you, Jo. πŸ˜€

  25. Of the three, I say Stella rules the roost.

    1. She does. She has an iron paw.

  26. Oh the dilemmas these three face. πŸ™‚ Great dialogue, John.

    1. They have their challenges don’t they. LOL. Thanks, Jan

  27. Miss Stella needs to look about the room a bit more positively, maybe. πŸ™‚

    1. Mmmm It would not be in her nature.

  28. consciousflaw · ·

    Stella is adorable!!!

    1. Thank you, B she is a love.

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