Eccles ran through the house like a mad-cat, jellybean toes on all four paws moving almost too quickly to gain traction on the rugs and wood finishing of the floor. Ricky was nearly upon him, in the dark of the late night.
Ricky’s greater bulk and longer stride affording more speed than Eccles as the two sped on a frenzied chase through the house. The patter-patter-patter of cat feet would have been too loud if not for the white noise of the fans and air conditioner going for both cooling the house and letting the humans sleep in peace.
Eccles spied his favorite toy, a motorized plastic ball with a fake weasel tail attached. Grabbed it! Eccles caught it in his mouth, as Ricky’s mass and momentum made him slide on the hallway rug, moving it out of place and crumpled as the much bigger cat narrowly avoided running into a wall and waking the humans with a muffled Thump!
Eccles took his prize into his human’s room, jumping up onto the bedding and placing the weasel-ball down while Ricky collected his dignity, joining the human and Eccles on the warm sheets and fluffy pillows as the night wore into early morning.
A suspicious glance from a half-conscious human eye spied the pair as they settled down from the zoomies before all three slept.
Troy David Loy ©2017
Troy David Loy is an eternal student, a writer, and blogger owned by two cats, Ricky and Eccles. He is co-author with Miss Sharmishtha Basu of two published books, and solo author of three books on Amazon for Kindle, with a fourth book on the way.
He lives with his family and values his friends, family, and the flourishing and the well-being of his species in dangerous times.
He seeks one overarching goal: to help make the world a better place in his own tiny, drop-in the- ocean way, one piece of fractal artwork, essay, or story at a time. He battles the Forces of Darkness™ from his secret volcano lair in Virginia as Troythulu while his eldritch tentacled servitors from beyond time and space keep the lab in good condition.
He may be found online at:
on Tumblr at https://troythulu.tumblr.com
and on Twitter, @Troythulu
His Amazon author page is at: https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy