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April 19, 2018

Query

photo by Rachel at Elephantine
Fiction: A Query

Lefty: "Do you suppose he likes her?"

Spot: "Why shouldn't he? Our mistress is just as good as any creatures."

Lefty: "The thing looks like an imbecile."

Spot: "Don't say that. He's our mistress' dear friend. We mustn't talk of him so."

Lefty: "But he is an imbecile. Just look at him - practically flying at the Frisbee. I wonder how anyone could stand his drool."

Spot: "Well, we mustn't judge. Perhaps he is born that way. His human sure have a liking for him. Remember how he hugged him like he was leaving a baby behind?"

Lefty: "But all that drooling, how does he keep anything dry?"

Spot: "We shouldn't talk like that."

Lefty: "And why not? He has taken our mistress' time. She should be in here where it's warm. Instead, she's out there freezing, all for his exercises."

Spot: "Oh, we mustn't think that way. He does need his exercises. You wouldn't want him to exercise in here, would you?"

Lefty: "Certainly not. But why does he need her to exercise with?"

Spot: "Just look at the poor fella starving for attention. And you know how mistress feels about creatures that needs attention. She couldn't just turn them away."

Lefty: "More like drooling for attention. Look how she just pets him. How could she do it? How could she stand all that drool?"

Spot: "I'd heard humans have a high tolerance when it comes to furry creatures."

Lefty: "I suppose so or else she would not hug him like so. Just think, when she returns, she would have his drool all over her. What if she forgets and comes over to us?"

Spot: "I'm sure she is more sensible. She always takes a shower after a round of play."

Lefty: "Why does his human leave him here so often if he loves him so much?"

Spot: "Perhaps he needed a break. I'd heard some humans aren't so tolerable sometimes."

Lefty: "Perhaps you're right. But I do wish he wouldn't come over so often. How are we to get any time with mistress?"

Spot: "Oh Lefty, don't say that. Our mistress is very kind."

Lefty: "Too kind, I think. Just look at her. How could she kiss him with all the drool?"

Spot: "Lefty, would you please stop talking about his drool? You do know you wash yourself with your tongue every night? Now don't you think you have drool all over you whenever mistress kisses you?"

Lefty: "That is different. I'm clean. I get a bath every week. I don't think that fella over there gets any. Just look at his fur, it's filthy."

Spot: "That's because he has been playing."

Lefty: "Stop defending him or I'll tell the mistress about your late night roaming."

Spot: "I'm not defending him, I just think the poor fella needs a bath."

Lefty: "Yes, he does. Quick! Hide! He's coming in."

Spot: "Lefty! There's no reason to hide. This is our house."

Lefty: "Yes, this is our house but if he wants my company, he'll have to take a bath first."

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16 comments:

  1. I LOVED this 'query' Lissa. Fabulous post--may I say my favourite thus far? or perhaps one of my favourites.
    Thank you.
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    1. I love writing this. I'm not much of a cat person but I just like how they look sometimes, almost like they are human.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. I imagine cats do look at dogs as though they are imbeciles! Great fun.
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    1. isn't that why cats and dogs sometimes don't get along? I just think cats are smarter than dogs, well, maybe not.

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  3. The eternal rivalry! I'm on team cats here...

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    1. me too, I just think cats are just so much easier to be around.

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  4. How fun to see my photo used for inspiration! I love this :)

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    1. thank you for the photo. I just knew I have to write something when I saw it.

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  5. Lovely photo and query.

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    1. I think so too.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  6. An interesting conversation indeed!!

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    1. I think all animals have interesting conversations, it's just that, we can't understand them

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  7. This whole scene played out like a movie on my mind's screen.
    I can just imagine how grossed out kitties are by big drooling dogs.
    Felines tend to be quite a bit more fussy than their canine friends.
    Have a wondrous day.

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    1. yeah, cats seems to me to be quite like being clean while dogs don't.

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  8. Fantastic post. Loved reading it. I am a cat fan.

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    1. most people are cat fans. if I ever get a pet, it will probably be a cat or something smaller.

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