Deciding To Become Friends
"Well, Donkeys like to have friends, too, I guess", Patience stated. Her long ears seeming heavy in the humid air. " We like to play too" She added " But not on days like this."
The air was thick and for lessor animals it was hard to breath. The sun was blazing in the southern heat.
Patience took a step and then stopped.
Vic's cat ears just perked right up at the word 'mice'.
" I think we could have a really good friendship," Vick insisted. " You could stir up the mice for me as you graze and I could clean your ears for you and scratch your itches in the evening."
Patience rather like the idea of an good itch scratch at the end of the day. " You wouldn't use your claws would you?"
"Well not on purpose. But if you had a particularly bad itch, I would be glad to bring them out. Gently of course." Vick insisted.
" That would be alright too" Patience agreed. " I think we can be friends."
"Me too!"Vic purred. "And I must say you do make a very good shade when there are no trees around."
"Oh thank you, Vic, I do. And I am happy to do so." Patience snorted happily. " It is nice to have you as a friend.
"You too, Patience."
And the two of them wandered off to find a cool shady spot until evening.
“Patience and Vic”
by Linda L Martin
Graphite on Paper
11 by 8.5 inches
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