3. For You, My Friend
Mikey lifted Repugnant onto the couch. He curled up next to Mikey, his head resting against Mikey's leg. Repulsive strolled across the back of the couch and jumped down next to Repugnant. He rubbed his face against Repugnant's neck. The pug lifted his head and wagged his tail.
Mikey had gotten Repugnant as a puppy from a nearby shelter. A year earlier a fully grown Repulsive had wandered onto the deck every day for an entire summer. When the weather had turned cool, the cat had moved indoors. Mikey and his wife had worried a puppy might annoy an older cat. Within a week Repulsive put their fears to rest by paying Repugnant the highest cat compliment. He dropped a dead mouse at the puppy's feet.
Today I will be grateful for unexpected friendships.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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