23. Have You Herd
When they got home, Repulsive and Repugnant followed Tiffany into the bathroom. Repugnant curled up next to the tub while Tiffany showered. Repulsive sat on the toilet seat five feet away, a safe distance from the scene of so many cat bath battles.
Before Tiffany was born, Mikey had adopted a Shetland sheepdog named Tucker. Tucker had only been content when he could see the whole family at once. If somebody wandered away he’d pace back and forth between rooms until the three of them were together again.
Tucker had developed tumors and had to be put down. Devin had been devastated, and years went by before they adopted another dog. Where Tucker had tried to herd the family together, Repugnant drew them in with his antics. He’d race around the couch until everybody in the family was standing in the basement, laughing and wondering how long Repugnant could keep going.
Today I will be grateful for whatever brings us together.
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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