I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I want that, Lady Human! That thing in your hand! I can smell it. It’s peanut butter.
Me: Peanut butter and CHOCOLATE and no, you can’t have it. Chocolate is bad for you. It’ll make you sick. It’s something you can do without.
Stella: Why can’t you do without it?
Me: Well, I can do without it. But I don’t really want to.
Stella: Why doesn’t it make you sick?
Me: I don’t know. It just doesn’t affect humans the way it does dogs. Now if I ate too much, that could make me sick, too. Too much of anything, even a good thing, can be bad for you.
Stella: There’s no such thing as too much for a bulldog.
Me: Too much sun. Too much heat. Too much cold.
Stella: Not that stuff. I’m talking about important things like food, treats, belly scratching, naps. Those are things we cannot do without and there’s no such thing as too much. So, start scratching while I take another nap.
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