From: Agent Probie
To: Mr. Whiskers
Date: 3 October 2021
Subject: Mission Report October 2021
I must admit to defeat. Cooper continues to act like he does not understand me. That is plain rude. So I turned my attention to Little Bit. He was receptive, I’ll grant him. Sadly, he couldn’t remember from one day to the next what we discussed. Well, he might have remembered, but I believe he chose to pretend otherwise. So the last dog is the intimidating Akili. I did take a stab at speaking with her, but she stared at me, with her head to one side as though deciding whether or not to eat me.
Now, I don’t believe she would actually consume me. I think the humans would intervene if she were to try. Still, she most likely would not. In any case, she is not interested in pursuing an alliance between her kind and ours. Which is too bad. I am almost certain such an accord would be favorable for both our species. I believe we must come up with a method of acting against the menace of our human persecutors. I realize we have yet to identify a specific threat, but we should be prepared for any eventuality.
Since my plan for a treaty with the canines has failed, I find I need to think of another way to determine the humans’ next move. I am sure they are plotting something. I can’t say what, or how to find out what they intend to do. We need information to make our plans to counter whatever our oppressors mean to do.
Thank you for the communication you sent to Agent Skittlebutt. We are still not friends, but he no longer acts openly hostile to me. I hope he and Agent Zoe do become a couple, although I would not mind partnering her myself. That is not her choice. I know when to quit. I truly do. I am aware stubbornness gets me nowhere. The late lamented Agent Cuddlebug taught me well. I still miss him and his wise counsel. Sometimes I wonder if he would have approved of my proposal to ally with them. No doubt he would not have been complimentary of it. He was not one for alliances. Either we cats stood on our own, or we would fall on our own. I guess he would be right.
I shall not repine. I also am aware when I am facing a lost cause. I will let it go and try to come up with another plot. It would be so much easier if my colleagues would work with me. Perhaps I should focus on establishing a friendship with Agent Zoe. Agent Skittlebutt has rebuffed every overture I ever made in the past. Agent Zoe may well decide I would be acceptable as a friend. That would be wonderful. On the other paw, which might generate friction with my colleague, Agent Skittlebutt. Still, she should have the right to whatever friends she might want.
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