Shhhh! Everybody be quiet! I am Stella, Queen of the Illustrious Olde English Bulldogges. I think Lady Human is asleep. I know what sleeping looks like because bulldogs sleep a lot. Just about any time, I can look around and see a bulldog snoozing and snoring. We are famous for it.
Me: I’m not asleep.
Stella: Shhhh! Go back to sleep, Lady Human.
Me: I can’t go back to sleep because I was not asleep.
Stella: Were you trying to fool me?
Me: No, I was thinking with my eyes closed.
Stella: Thinking about what?
Me: Stuff. Nothing. Everything.
Stella: That’s a lot. No wonder you closed your eyes. Why so much thinking?
Me: Humans overthink everything. Thinking is how we spend most of our time.
Stella: Then why aren’t things way better?
Me: Just because someone has a thought doesn’t mean it is an intelligent thought. Or useful. Or helpful. Or any good.
Stella: Is that more of that overthinking?
Stella: Bulldogs don’t have that problem. We don’t overthink anything. We think about food. And treats which are also food. And what food tastes like. And how food feels in our stomachs. And what food smells like. And what food looks like. And when we will see food again. But we don’t overthink anything so I guess we are better off than humans.
Me: Stella, I am tired of thinking about all of it.
Stella: Then go back to sleep, Lady Human. No more thinking. Night. Night. We will do the thinking for you.
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