I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Help, Lady Human! The sky just exploded!
Me: I know, girl. It woke me up, too.
Stella: It’s the people who blow up the sky! Make them stop!
Me: No, this was lightning and thunder, very, very close by.
Stella: How can you be so calm? The sky exploded!
Me: No, it just felt like it. There weren’t supposed to be any thunderstorms this morning. What’s going on?
Stella: No more sky. What will happen to the birds? What will the trees brush against?
Me: If you look out the window, as dark as it still is, you will see that the sky is there. The flash and the boom were just a nearby lightning strike. See. More lightning, but farther away. It’s moving that direction toward the northeast.
Stella: Warn the northeast, Lady Human!
Me: I don’t have their phone numbers. They will know the same way we did. And there is the weather service.
Stella: Ring a bell! Sound a siren!
Me: No, sirens are only for tornadoes and this does not have one of those, thank the LORD.
Stella: What are we supposed to do now?
Me: Go back to sleep for a little while, I guess.
Stella: Sleep? After that? I have never heard anything so ridiculous in my life.
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