I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Crown-less Queen Stella, but queen nonetheless. Once upon a time, about 10 minutes ago, I told Wiggles to shut up. And yes, I used the words, ‘Shut up!’ She was whining for no reason. It was very annoying. After about 5 tries, she stopped. Now I have indigestion.
Me: You shouldn’t allow yourself to get so upset over little things like Wiggles’ whining.
Stella: So say you who let silly humans upset you with their silly cars.
Me: All right. I admit it. But still, Wiggles is your half-sister. Why do you let her upset you so much?
Stella: I care how my sisters act. I care when they act up. It reflects badly on my whole bulldog family.
Me: I understand.
Stella: You do? Do you have sisters who act up and embarrass your family?
Me: No, I don’t have any siblings. I am what humans call an ‘only child’. Other people embarrass me. Occasionally, I embarrass me.
Stella: No siblings. That means no sisters or brothers, right? That is so cool. You were a litter of one? I can only imagine how wonderful that must have been.
Me: Not really. There are times that I wish that I had that experience.
Stella: No, you don’t. There are times that I dream of having no siblings. Snoopey and Wiggles are the only ones I still see. The others have spread out through the earth. I wish them well, but they still caused indigestion when I was growing up.
Me: Let’s decide to have an indigestion-free holiday. No stress. No pressure. Just peace and calm and rest. That’s what the Great Creator wants for us all.
Me: I guarantee it.
Stella: No indigestion?
Stella: No stressing out.
Stella: Imagine that.
Me: I try.
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