I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human calls me lots of things. Girl. Good girl. Stella Bella. Hey! Stop! Don’t!
Me: Those last three aren’t names.
Stella: One thing I don’t ever want to be called by her is ‘Honey’.
Me: Honey is not a bad word.
Stella: It is when you say it.
Stella: I heard you talking to some human on your little box and you kept saying ‘Honey’ and ‘No, Honey’ and your tone was not all that happy.
Me: Oh, yeah. Well, sometimes I fall into that habit when there’s a problem and I am trying not to be rude.
Stella: So, you call people you are upset with ‘Honey’.
Me: Yeah. It seems nicer than calling them something more blunt.
Stella: Do they know that you are upset with them when you call them ‘Honey’?
Me: They may be able to tell by my tone and by how many times I say the word. Don’t bulldogs get into arguments and call each other names?
Stella: Of course. Stop asking me silly questions, Honey.
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