I am Stella, Queen Illustrious and Noble of the Olde English Bulldogges, and I am here today to sing a song that I made up all by myself.
Me: All by yourself?
Stella: Yes, from listening to one of your old boring shows on the Picture Box.
Me: My shows are not boring.
Stella: That is all right, Lady Human. Boring is as boring does. Here is my new song:
We were napping along
On Bulldog Bay
You could hear the bulldogs snoring
They seemed to say..ay..ay
You have taken my bone…
Give it back right away..ay..ay
While we keep snoring on Bulldog Bay.
Me: You didn’t write that song. That tune is from “Moonlight Bay”, an old, old song.
Stella: For old, old humans.
Stella: I like old human songs and some old humans, too. Some of them I could do without. But didn’t you like my words?
Me: They were very bulldoggy. Not quite as romantic as the original lyrics.
Stella: My words fit this afternoon’s mood. Napping. Snoring. Snoring. Dreaming of bones. Snoring.
Me: Yeah, there was considerable snoring this afternoon. A low-level roar.
Stella: Best sound ever.
Me: I found it strangely soothing.
Stella: I mean my song. Let me sing it again.
Me: I mean the snoring was strangely soothing.
Stella: I don’t see how. The snoring was out of tune and did not keep time with my singing. Anyway, here goes. New verse: We were snoring along on Bulldog Bay….
Me: It’s going to be a long evening, isn’t it?
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