I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I can’t talk now.
Me: Then why did you introduce yourself?
Stella: I can’t talk because I am in a stare down with Moon the Cat. It is intense. It is touch and go. But in the end, I am sure that my huge bulldog eyes will win.
Me: What do you say to that, Moon?
Moon the Cat: Meow.
Me: This is quite a contest. What are the rules?
Stella: Ask her.
Moon the Cat: Meooowww.
Stella: Must I explain everything? Oh, all right. We stare each other in the eyes. No looking away.
Me: Is blinking allowed?
Stella: Of course. What do you think we are? Crazy?
Me: I haven’t figured that out yet.
Stella: Whoever looks away, moves away, or falls asleep first, loses!
Me: Falling asleep is an option?
Stella: The game can grow boring after a while.
Me: What if someone interferes?
Stella: Then we stare at them. Since they can’t stare in two directions at once, they lose.
Me: This is just for you two, I take it.
Stella: She is my nemesis and I am hers.
Me: Okey dokey then. Well, see y’all later.
Stella: Only if the stare down is still going and you want to play. Remember the rules. You lose.
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