Stella: Hello. I am Stella, the Olde English Bulldogge, here with Lady Human again. Why? I don’t know.
Me: I was watching you sleep a while ago.
Stella: That is creepy. Do you stare at the others while they are sleeping?
Me: Occasionally, but I was watching you because you were obviously dreaming and I have never seen a dog so active during sleep.
Stella: What was I doing?
Me: Your hind legs pumped as though you were running. One even jumped off the ground. Your eyelids twitched. You ruffled your lips. You huffed and puffed like you were out of breath and your sides bellowed in and out. Then your ears perked up, shifting back and forth. Your front legs stayed still, but that was the only part of you that was not engaged in whatever was going on in your head. So what was your dream?
Stella: I was wearing a crown because, you know…queen. I ran up a grassy hill, leading my people, the bulldog army. We were so many. We charged the cat because she had taken and hidden all of our treats.
Me: A whole bulldog army to chase one cat?
Stella: As the humans say, we meant business. Our treats had disappeared! They had to be rescued!
Me: Rescued so that they could be eaten by you?
Stella: Not all eaten by me. Most of them, yes because, you know…queen.
Me: So how did the battle go?
Stella: It was exciting! I was in the lead because…
Me: Yeah, I know…queen.
Stella: Now you understand. Anyway, I was running, but a bulldog with longer legs…I think it was Snoopey but it all happened so fast… passed me and others passed me and so I jumped over them. I tilted my ears left and right to direct which way the army would go. At the top of the hill I found the cat. I ruffled an order for her to leave the treats and depart. She pretended that she did not understand me and just sat licking herself as though she didn’t care. The treats were in a basket behind her. I was about to grab them with my big bulldog mouth when…I woke up. I was at home. There was no army. There were no treats. It was just a dream. Unless…
Me: Unless what?
Stella: You make my dream come true.
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