Have your way, said the cat, it’s tail curled and ears pinned flat. I’ll tear out your eyes, tongue, and nostrils. Then you’ll have one less life and never reach one hundred.
Im a dog, you silly dwarf beast. My life is singular, and does not enjoy the company of things that purr.
The box opened and the puppy lifted with human hands.
The kitten meowed good bye.
The puppy whined, wondering if it would ever see it’s friend again.