I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges.
Me: What are you doing, girl? Do you want to go outside?
Stella: Go outside? Noooooo! I’ll just stand here, looking out this clear door. By the way, you may want to clean this sometime. Somebody smeared paw mud on it.
Me: Yeah, I’ll get around to it one day. Why are you staring out there?
Stella: Somebody has to stand watch.
Me: I guess that’s so, but what are you watching for?
Me: Danger like what?
Stella: The worst kind – possums and squirrels.
Me: I would have added skunks to that list. They make quite an impression if they get startled. You’re not going to stay there all night, are you?
Stella: Are you going to take over?
Me: Me? No, I was planning on getting a good night’s sleep.
Stella: Typical human. Well, somebody has to stand watch. Hey, Wiggles! Come over here! I’m going to bed.
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