I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I hereby order the arrest of Doodlebug. Offense: Rampaging without a license. Disorderly conduct (even for a bulldog). General disobedience.
Me: I am trying to catch him now. Can you help?
Stella: I am not that fast, Lady Human. Sorry. He does not obey anyone. That is why you have my permission, my edict in fact, to arrest him. Take him into custody. Now. Please.
Me: Doodle, come here!
Doodlebug: Haha! Catch me if you can. What’s that over there?
Me: Something that is not yours. Come here, boy!
Doodlebug: Haha! Nope. What’s that over there?
Me: My phone! No!
Doodlebug: Okay. Wait. What’s this over here?
Snoopey: Hey! My blanket! Leave it alone!
Doodlebug: Oh, okay! Hey, what’s that?
Stella: You know. It’s the Cat. Go, Doodlebug, go!
Me: Doodle, stop! There! I got you. Leash arrest.
Me: Let’s go outside and run around. Get all the excess energy out.
Doodlebug: Are you going outside, too?
Me: Sure. I’ll go outside with you.
Doodlebug: Will you run around?
Me: No, not so much. Excess energy is not my particular issue.
Doodlebug: When we come back in, will I still be under arrest?
Me: Will you behave?
Me: Oh, all right, no. You won’t be under arrest. Never mind.
Stella: She gives up too easily, Doodlebug. I am the Queen. Do what I say.
Doodlebug: Mmmm. Nope.
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