I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges.
Me: How is everyone this evening?
Me: All right. There’s that. How about you, Wiggles?
Doodlebug: Bad mood. Better not say anything.
Miss Sweetie: Shine on, shine on, harvest moon, up in the sky…
Me: Well, somebody’s in a good mood.
Miss Sweetie: Hush!
Stella: We all heard the little human tell you to…and I quote…’Shut up!’ Bulldogs aren’t better than humans. Now everyone wants to backtalk. Why did she say that? Were you barking at her?
Me: No. She has heard it among some of her less than mature human acquaintances. I guess she decided to try it out on me.
Stella: How rude!
Me: Funny, she was saying that about y’all barking earlier. She used that very word.
Stella: I like her! She is like a bulldog. I can work with that.
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