I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I am witnessing the most ridiculous scene of the last one hundred years, at least since yesterday.
Me: One hundred years? We truly have to work on your sense of time.
Stella: Hey, I’m not the one who changed all the clocks and then complained about it. My stomach clock is still on Stella time. Doodlebug got up an extra hour early on his own. If you noticed, I didn’t budge.
Me: I did notice. What is so ridiculous?
Stella: You. The way you are sitting. The way you are letting the cat rule the roost. And she isn’t even a chicken.
Me: I’m just allowing her a little bit to wake up from her nap.
Stella: She is taking up most of your chair, Lady Human. YOUR CHAIR! NOT HER CHAIR! YOUR CHAIR! You are sitting on the edge of YOUR CHAIR, need I repeat it.
Me: No, you need not. She’ll get up in a minute.
Stella: This is what results from humans cutting cats too much slack. I’ve never seen so much slack in my life. Just look at her, all slacky and stretched out and slinky and catlike. Yuck.
Me: She’ll move.
Stella: Famous first words.
Me: The expression is ‘Famous last words’.
Stella: Exactly. First words become last words and the cat is still there. Give a cat an inch and she’ll take over your chair. Another human saying.
Me: Not exactly.
Stella: Well, it should be. When humans let cats rule, no chair is safe.
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