Walking toward my car I heard voices. I didn’t see anyone, but I know I heard talking. The closer I got to my car the louder the voices became. Then I heard…
“Shhh. I think someone’s coming.”
I stopped and looked around. I was alone. Everyone had left for the day and I wasn’t far behind.
“That was a close one.” A voice said from behind my car.
I tip-toed toward the driver’s side door, squatted, then duck-walked to the rear of my vehicle. There they were. Two cats enthralled in a conversation. A medium gray and white short hair and a longer haired, sleek, black feline with a fluffy tail.
They were nose to nose conversing softly, sure they were alone.
“I’m not sure.” The black one said.
“Oh, come on, don’t be chicken. It’ll be fun.” The gray and white said, convincingly.
“I have a boyfriend.” The apparent female retorted.
“Some boyfriend, he left you stranded here. He’s nothing but a scraggly, homeless, tom-cat.”
“He’s in a band,” the black one said, trying her best to make him sound cool.
“Lemme guess, he’s in The Stray Cats.” The gray and white laughed as he rolled onto his back, clutching his stomach.
My knees began to ache as I eavesdropped. I shifted my position, and when I did, my knee popped. Both of them turned in my direction. They looked toward me, but not seeing me, they shrugged then turned back to each other.
“You’re hilarious.” The black one said as she turned and swished her tail under the gray and white’s nose then slithered through the weeds.
“Hey, where you going? I was just joking.” The gray and white asked, scampering after her, jumping through the tall grass. “I know where to score some cat-nip.”
“Not interested.” The black one said her nose in the air.
“Okay, not really. I just didn’t want you to think I’m a square.”
“A square’s a shape. I like shapes.” She flirted.
“I have my library card; you wanna go check out some books about the solar system?”
“Negative. Let’s get some books about exotic cuisine. I’m going to be the next Food Network Star. Besides, if rats can cook, so can I. Speaking of rats, I’m hungry; let’s go see what the special is at the Chinese restaurant.”