I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Wait! Am I? No. Yes. No. Who am I? What is going on?
Me: Stella! What is wrong?
Stella: Nothing. Everything.
Me: Stop bouncing on the bed. Settle down!
Stella: I am settled down. No, I’m not. Jump. Jump. Jump.
Me: Why are you doing this? What’s the problem?
Stella: I don’t have a problem. You do. You do.
Me: I’m not the one jumping on the bed.
Stella: Well, maybe you should be. It might make you feel better.
Me: Here. Does that feel better? If I rub your shoulders like that…
Stella: Well, yeah…ooh, yeah, that’s better. Just keep doing that.
Me: So what’s wrong?
Stella: The humans are crazy.
Me: What’s new about that?
Stella: Nothing, but it makes it hard for me to go to sleep.
Me: You go on to sleep. I’ll stay up if need be.
Stella: You’ll do that?
Me: Sure. I do it all the time.
Stella: Wow. Okay. Just let me know if you need help handling crazy humans.
Me: All right, Stella. Good night.
Stella: It’s a good night if you say so, Lady Human.
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