I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human has gotten into a bad habit, one of many.
Me: One of many? Really?
Stella: Really. You don’t notice them, do you? That’s why I am here to point them out to you. For example, our bedtime routine has been disrupted by your addiction to the Picture Box.
Me: If you count the amount of time I spend watching television lately, you will find it greatly reduced.
Stella: But not at bedtime, the most important time of day other than morning, breakfast, potty times, noon, afternoon, evening, snack time…well, you get the idea.
Me: You used not to mind.
Stella: I am older now. My beauty sleep is important to me. It makes my coat shine. You should try it instead of watching big and little Picture Boxes until all hours. It might make your coat shine, too.
Me: You sleep pretty much whenever you want to.
Stella: Nighttime is special. It’s dark all over. Can we go to bed now?
Me: Well, I was just going to finish this one episode…
Stella: Is it that show with the big water wave at the beginning and the human who turns around super-fast and then the humans rowing a skinny little boat when it’s over.
Me: Yeah, I’ve noticed that you get up now when I turn the theme song off at the end.
Stella: Jump when you can. When you’ve seen one huge blue wave and one fast-turning human and one skinny boat being rowed by humans, you’ve seen them all. Bedtime!
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