I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. No, Doodlebug! Stop that right now! He’s caught MoonCat, Lady Human. Not that such a feat isn’t cool, but it brings disorder to my realm!
Me: Doodle! Quit! Whoa! Back off! MoonCat, are you all right?
MoonCat: Meow! Meow!
Stella: Typical. What does that even mean?
Me: Yeah, the cat’s alright, but MoonCat drew blood from Doodle.
Doodlebug: My nose stings. Mmmm. Tastes good.
Me: Well, you’re tasting your own bloody nose. It’s already stopping. She didn’t get your eyes. That’s important. What possessed you to go after the cat like that? You haven’t done that in a while.
Doodlebug: I was here, and she was there, and things just started happening.
Me: Wait. What’s that white thing on your forehead? Hold on. Let me pull it off. It’s one of MoonCat’s claws! The nail broke! It stuck on your forehead.
Doodlebug: Can I keep it?
Me: No, you’d probably try to eat it. MoonCat, let me see your paws. They seem to be all right. Still, you broke a nail.
MoonCat: Meow. It was worth it.
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