I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human, explain yourself.
Me: Explain what?
Stella: You were gone all afternoon.
Me: No, I was gone only part of the afternoon.
Stella: Our bulldog clocks told us different. Where were you? And why do you smell like cheese and sugar?
Me: Tall Man and I took the little one to a special pizza place where we played games, ate pizza, and he bought me some cotton candy.
Stella: So that was not a cloud you brought into the house! The thing that looked like what is on the inside of pillows?
Me: No, it is a type of candy made from spun sugar. I’ve always liked it. It goes along with fairs and parties and celebrations. I don’t allow myself to eat it much anymore.
Stella: That explains the scent of sugar. But what about this pizza thing?
Me: Pizza is a human food that goes with parties and fellowship and…
Me: Yeah, cheese and pizza go hand in hand.
Stella: Pizza has hands?
Me: It’s a human expression.
Stella: Humans express weird things. Where is this pizza?
Me: We have a couple of pieces leftover in the refrigerator.
Me: Uh, no.
Me: It’s not for you or any of the bulldogs.
Me: How about a nice, healthy dog treat?
Stella: How about giving me part of that sugar cloud you brought in? What did you call it? Cotton candy?
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