I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. By my authority as Queen, I hereby bestow on our feline, Moon the Cat, a new name.
Me: “Our feline”? I thought you had eternal enmity for cats. A new name? There are so many things wrong with this picture., I don’t know where to begin.
Stella: Then let me begin. Our cat shall henceforth and forever be known to all as “MOONCAT”. After all, she is the color of the moon in the sky, all dark gray and light gray and medium gray.
Me: No more Moon the Cat? She’s been called that since she’s been with us, many years before you came.
Stella: Just because someone has been called a name for a long time does not mean that they have to be stuck with it.
Me: Doesn’t Moon the Cat have a say-so in this?
Stella: I will inform her of the change later. Mooncat will not object. Consider it, Lady Human. Would you like to be called, “Lady THE Human”?
Stella: You see?
Me: Since neither Lady nor Human are part of my name.
Stella: Then why do I call you that?
Me: It’s just a thing between you and me. Let me ask you this. Would you like to be called “Stelladog”?
Stella: Of course not. How silly! If I were to be called anything other than Queen Stella or Your Majesty, it would be STELLABULLDOG. I hope I have made that perfectly clear.
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