Hello! I am Illustrious Stella, Queen of the Illustrious Olde English Bulldogges. Yay me!
Me: Yay you!
Stella: You stayed out too late last night, Lady Human. You must never do that again. Now you must stay inside with us as soon as the sun goes to bed.
Me: I beg your pardon?
Stella: Yes, do beg my pardon.
Me: Excuse me, but…
Stella: You are excused…
Stella: You are not excused? Okay.
Me: No, I mean I am not taking orders from bulldogs on how long I can stay out at night. I am an adult human. I have no curfew. And I wasn’t even away from home. I was talking to a neighbor out back.
Stella: You were gone so long. We were waiting to go to bed and there was no one to tuck us in and it was so lonely.
Me: You could have visited among yourselves.
Stella: That’s no fun. Tiger is always grumbling to me and Wiggles is always saying something dumb. What were you talking to a neighbor about way into the dark night? Oh, no! It wasn’t about that election nonsense thing again, was it?
Me: Well, actually…
Stella: NOOOO!!! There isn’t going to be another one of those debate nonsense things again, is there? With the loud humans talking, talking, talking! Blah! Blah! Blah! And never knowing when to stop!
Me: Well, as a matter of fact…but just one more. You can sit with me in a quiet place. I am not watching or listening to it.
Stella: But you will talk about it and Tall Man will watch it because he can’t help himself just like that show with the ugly dead zombie monsters staggering around. Wait! Is that going to be on the Picture Box, too?
Me: The Walking Dead? Yes, in a few more days.
Stella: NOOOO!!! Election monsters and zombie monsters!!! Where can I go to hide?
Me: I don’t know, but if you find a place, come and get me.
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