“I can’t betray him,” Rocky said.
Simon groaned. “I told you, it’s not a betrayal. It’s just a little fun. Besides, why are you so loyal to the guy? He’s not that devoted to you.”
“What do you mean? Taylor’s my best friend.”
“Really? Would a best friend ignore you for weeks without explanation?”
Rocky scoffed. “He was on vacation, dude. And it’s not like I expected a weekly letter or anything.”
“Yeah, but he didn’t even bother telling you, did he? Seems like your friendship is more one-way than what you imagined.”
A minute passed as Rocky weighed Simon’s words. His pride definitely took a hit. Was it possible Taylor didn’t care about him? “Fine. What did you have in mind?”
Simon flashed a Cheshire grin. “I’ll hop up on the counter and will knock the cookies down. Once they hit the floor, get the package open before the others hear the commotion. We’ll have limited time to get our share.” The cat swished his tail in triumph.
Rocky growled but took his position. The dog would have to make it up to Taylor somehow.
Simon smacked the Oreos. Rocky got to work. In the distance, the pitter-patter of the other cats and dogs could be heard as they raced to the kitchen.
©Laura L. Zimmerman 2018