“I had a dream.” Mary’s trembling hand was soothed by cat’s smooth fur. She watched the prickly tongue groom kitten-fuzz. Then mother cat rose up and stretched, arched back, electric eyes, and stalked away. The kittens mewled, but mother dog was swift to take her place.
The dog nudged softly, lifted kittens up in sharp-toothed jaws. She bore them safe across the floor to lay and sweetly rest between her paws. No sign of wars.
“You know most cats and dogs aren’t such good friends?” said Mary’s mother.
“Only the best.” But Mary’s dream had another, sadly different, human end.