As Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges, I, Stella McStarFace the First, have many responsibilities.
- I have to guard all of my toys to make sure they aren’t misappropriated. Misappropriated is a long word that Lady Human taught me. It means stolen by bulldogs.
- I have to complain – loudly, using my outdoor voice in an inappropriate manner so I get maximum attention. Inappropriate is another of Lady Human’s long words. She uses those words when she stands in front of the bulldogs and talks and talks and talks, usually after someone has caused a riot or a ruckus. The speeches are pretty boring, but they increase my vocabulary so I don’t complain about them. Much. Usually I just drift off into a nap.
So what, you may ask, do I have to complain about? That list is lengthy and the subject for another blog post. In fact, I should include that list in a conversation with Lady Human. That will save time. How do the humans put it? Kill two cats with one stone.
(Transcriptionist: No, not cats. The old expression is…oh, nevermind.)
Please ignore any interruptions by my staff. To continue –
3. I have the primary responsibility for chasing Moon the Cat. Oh, the others pretend that they will, but when they come face to face with her, what do they do? They stare and walk on by, leaving all the real chasing for me. It is quite lazy of them and selfish to boot. As much as I enjoy cat-chasing, the whole weight of it should not fall on me and my heavy head.
4. I am the bulldog representative to the humans, not just for complaining even though that is the most fun. The humans are pretty clueless and I let them know what needs to be done, such as when we need treats, and more treats, and different types of treats, and more of those treats, too. I am also the taste-tester for all new treats. Unless it has my royal approval, it doesn’t get shared with the others. Of course, I don’t mind finishing off the rejects.
I am sure that I have other queenly responsibilities, but I don’t know what they are so I don’t care. Right now, I am going to exercise my prerogative to take a long nap. Being queen is a tiring business.
Stella the First, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges
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