I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I have been cheated.
Me: Cheated? When did this happen?
Stella: Don’t play innocent, Lady Human. You know what you did.
Me: What did I do?
Stella: You were filling up our nighttime snacks for the nighttime Picture Box. Then, very sneakily, you slipped your hand into the cracker box and put a cracker in your mouth. Very sneaky and very wrong.
Me: What’s wrong with me eating a cracker? I buy the crackers. I set up the snacks. Why can’t I eat a cracker?
Stella: Not fair. Not even. You are getting more.
Me: You get more than the others.
Me: Oh, you haven’t told them about that, have you?
Stella: Can’t I have any secrets?
Me: Since I am the one fixing the snacks, no, not from me.
Stella: Okay. I understand. You get an extra cracker to keep silent about our late-night Picture Box snack. A small price to pay. Sort of. Just remember. I’ve got my eye on you. One extra cracker for you. No more.
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