Do What the Ancient Romans Do – Conversations with Stella

Hello! I am Stella. I am an Olde English Bulldogge. I am a Queen. I am Illustrious. I am Noble. And my Lady Human is looking at me weird which means she has a question on her head.

Me:        In my head, not on it.

Stella:    Uh-oh. How will you get it out?

Me:        I will ask it.

Stella:    So questions come from the mouth part of your head.

Me:        Questions form in my mind and then my brain communicates them through my mouth.

Stella:    I don’t have that problem. All the parts of my head work together at the same time. It’s one big head. What question does your mouth want to ask?

Me:        I’ve been noticing that you hardly ever stand up when you eat. You lie down next to your bowl and grab a mouthful every now and then.

Stella:    It’s the best way. I’ve seen you do it yourself except you balance your bowl on your stomach. That’s hard for a bulldog. Round belly. No hands. Besides, it is easier to watch the Picture Box.

Me:        Your reclining reminded me of the Ancient Romans. They reclined on couches when they ate.

Stella:    Ancient Romans. Are they bulldogs?

Me:        No, they were humans who lived a long, long time ago.

Stella:    That’s not nearly so cool. Humans are boring.

Me:        It was probably only the rich and the Caesars who did that.

Stella:    See-sars. Like those things at the park that go up and down?

Me:        No. Caesars were leaders, more like…

Stella:    QUEENS!

Me:        Uh-oh. Well, kings. Never mind. Forget I said anything. I’m sorry I brought it up.

Stella:    I am eating like ancient Roman queens. I knew it ran in the family.



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