I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Hello, humans and everyone else! It is Friday. So what? The humans seem to put a great deal of stock in this day every week. Why? Is this just another silly human tradition? Today looked like any other day to me, except that Lady Human made a special trip out to get cat food.
Me: You weren’t upset when I make a special trip to pick up your food.
Stella: Of course not. That is necessary. But cat food? Why can’t the cat eat our food, not that I am giving any of our food away, but really? A special food for cats? Why couldn’t you have picked hers up at the same time you picked ours up?
Me: Are you truly so concerned with efficiency? Making one trip instead of two?
Stella: No. I don’t care, except I don’t like it when you go off on errands and we have to stay at home.
Me: Every time I come home, all I hear when I open the door is bulldog snoring. It’s not as though you are sitting there waiting for me.
Stella: It is called ‘using time wisely’. Why stare at a wall when you can get a good nap in?
Me: To answer your question, I have to go to a different place entirely to pick up the cat’s food. She has a sensitive stomach and can’t eat just any old thing.
Stella: Of course she can! We have sensitive stomachs and you don’t see us holding back. We eat any old thing we find outside. Found food is the best kind. But…
Stella: The humans make such a big deal about Friday. What is Friday?
Me: Friday is the last workday of the week for many humans. Then the two-day weekend starts.
Stella: So? Every day is the same. Giving a day a name doesn’t make it special. Just like you giving the cat a name doesn’t change her into a dog.
Me: Friday has a special feel to it for people who don’t work on Saturday and Sunday. Lot of humans go out to eat or go to a movie or visit friends, stuff like that. Others just chill out. Evening is the beginning of Sabbath when some gather with family and friends to worship and to consider the things of God.
Stella: And you go to buy special cat food. That is sad, Lady Human, really sad. You could at least buy bulldog treats or something useful like that instead.
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