I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Phhuubbbb!
Me: Say again.
Stella: Blubb, phubb, blaagghh! Hmmmpphh! Don’t talk to me!
Me: What a fussbudget!
Stella: Fussy budgie?
Me: Fussbudget. Whiner. Complainer. Grumbler.
Stella: Budget? Like when you cut back on our treats. Pooh! Don’t try to budget my fuss!
Me: Why are you in a bad mood?
Stella: How much time do you have? Because I have a long list.
Me: No, please. No lists today. Maybe tomorrow.
Stella: I will hold you to that promise.
Me: I’m just not in the mood for a list of complaints. I have some of my own and I am trying to stay positive.
Stella: Well, I am positive. I have a long list. And I am adding your name to it.
Me: Why? What did I do?
Stella: You called me a fussy budget. How is calling someone a name supposed to put them in a better mood.
Me: I believe that sometimes when your friend is acting badly, you do them a favor by calling them out on it. Otherwise, they may just keep on acting ugly and never realize it.
Stella: Well, still. Calling me…did you say ‘friend’? Me?
Stella: I am your friend?
Stella: But you have a bunch of friends.
Stella: That makes me special.
Stella: Your friend. And a fussy budget. That’s me.
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