I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I say it should be now.
Doodlebug: Me, too. I will sound the alarm.
Tiger: No! No! No! It is too early. It is still dark outside.
Stella: Hey, I’m in here and not in that softy human bed. Why? Because Lady Human is awake and playing with that black box that she carries around in her hand all the time like it’s important when it is not.
Wiggles: I can take it or leave it right now.
Miss Sweetie: Take or leave breakfast? Horrible! Take breakfast! Always take breakfast. I vote with Doodlebug. Sound the breakfast alarm.
Me: Hey, what’s going on in here? Why all the noise?
Stella: Nothing. We were just talking. About breakfast. Now.
Me: It’s still dark outside. Are you all willing to go outside in the dark?
Miss Sweetie: Sure. Why not?
Tiger: I don’t know. There are…you know…creatures in the dark.
Me: Look, to calm things down, you can go ahead and have breakfast. Anyone who does not want to go outside afterward can wait until daylight.
Stella: My thoughts exactly. Serve it up.
Me: But no more loud barking. It is too early.
Stella: That’s okay. Nobody likes loud talk after breakfast anyway. We’ll just whisper and digest.
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