I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Explain, please, Lady Human!
Stella: You were gone for 200 years today.
Me: Sorry, hon, but your understanding of time is a little skewed. No way is today 200 years long.
Stella: A likely story and a poor excuse.
Me: Look, sometimes I go special places where I cannot include you.
Stella: Then those places cannot be that special. What was it this time? One of those places that sell those sticks you scratch paper with?
Me: As a matter of fact…
Stella: Did I give you permission to go?
Me: I don’t need permission. I am not a student playing hooky, okay!
Stella: If you had stayed around here, we all could have played hooky and you would not be in trouble now.
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