From: Agent Zoe
To: Mr. Whiskers
Date: 1 August, 2021
Subject: Mission Report August 2021
I can’t understand why Agent Skittlebutt is so resistant to my help. He acts as though I’m trying to hurt him. I do not understand. He should be happy that I’m helping him. I only want to lift his burden. Why is he fighting me on this? Friends help friends, don’t they? So why isn’t he happy I’m helping him?
Yesterday, Agent Skittlebutt told me to leave him alone. He said he could do his job without my help. Doesn’t he realize that I can do it without any trouble? He shouldn’t have to struggle. I told him I was helping him. He said I wasn’t.
Agent Probie is no help. All he wants to do is talk with the canines. They are no help either. They are more a hindrence to our work than an asset. So why is he wasting time on them? He should be helping me to help Skittlebutt. Between the two of us, we could lift his burden. He has all four of his legs as do I while Agent Skittlebutt only has three.
Agent Probie appears obsessed with the canines. To be completely fair, he isn’t shirking his duties, but he is spending too much time with the canines. That can’t be good. Could you order him to help me help Agent Skittlebutt, please? If it wouldn’t be too much trouble?
I have received your last instruction but I find I’m unable to comply. You aren’t here. You don’t see how Agent Skittlebutt struggles. What kind of friend would I be to allow him to struggle like that? It isn’t fair to him. I will need to find a way to make him accept the help in the spirit it’s offered. I don’t think I’m being unreasonable in wanting to help him. He says I am. He is the one who is being unreasonable. He needs the help anyone can see that. So what’s the big deal in accepting it? That’s what I want to know. He should be grateful. He isn’t and I don’t know why.
I’m doing my own chores plus what I can of Agent Skittlebutt’s despite his churlish refusal of help. I need to help him. After all, it’s what friends do. They help each other. I’m sure Agent Skittlebutt would do the same in my pawprints. I’m sure of that. Agent Probie needs to step up and help too. He says he and Agent Skittlebutt are friends, but he sure doesn’t act like one. In my opinion, he needs retraining on how to be a friend. He is good enough as an agent, but his friendship skill are poor. He should be better at that. He isn’t even trying. He says to leave poor Agent Skittlebutt to struggle with his duties. I don’t understand how he can call himself a friend. I’m the only one who is showing good friendship and I’m treated as an enemy. It’s almost enough to make me give up. I won’t though. I will continue to help Agent Skittlebutt as much as I can.
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