I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human! Lady Human! Shhhh!
Me: Why are you whispering? What’s wrong?
Stella: Shhh! Wrong? Something is very, very wrong.
Me: Wait a minute. I have to let Tiger out to potty.
Stella: No! Wait!
Snoopey: Get away! Get away!
Me: What is going on here? Tiger, get back!
Moon the Cat: Meow.
Me: Wait! Moon, where are you?
Moon the Cat: Meow.
Stella: Ask a rational question and get a cat answer.
Me: What? What are you doing in Snoopey’s crate? With Snoopey?
Snoopey: Nothing. We were just sitting in here. UNTIL TIGER SHOWED UP AND TRIED TO MAKE A BIG DEAL OF IT!
Me: Tiger! Come back!
Tiger: That cat is MY friend! Why does Snoopey have her trapped?
Me: She’s not trapped…apparently. Neutral corners!
Tiger: Oh! All right!
Me: Snoopey! Come out!
Snoopey: Okey dokey.
Me: Moon! What are you doing in there?
Moon the Cat: Just sitting here. What about it?
Me: Come out.
Moon the Cat: Come out what?
Me: Uggghh! Come out…PLEASE!
Moon the Cat: Oh, very well.
Stella: Something is terribly wrong here.
Me: Moon, how did you get inside Snoopey’s crate?
Moon the Cat: Snoopey wasn’t using it. I am Snoopey’s friend. I figured she wouldn’t mind if I went in and waited around for her.
Me: That is terribly risky. What if she did not want you in her crate? What if she came back to it in a bad mood?
Moon the Cat: We are not like humans. Snoopey is my friend. I am hers. You didn’t even notice any difference when she went into the crate. All was well.
Me: I didn’t see you in there. And all was well until Tiger came over to check it out.
Stella: I tried to warn you, Lady Human. Something is terribly wrong here.
Me: I can’t even believe what I just saw.
Snoopey: What’s not to believe?
Me: You and Moon, together! In your crate! And totally at peace!
Me: I’ve never seen that before!
Snoopey: Well, I had never invited her before. She must have accepted my invitation while I was outside.
Stella: Snoopey, you and I are going to have a LONG, LONG TALK about what it means to be a bulldog.
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