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The Writing 101 challenge for Day Seven: Give and Take
Today’s prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue.

“What is a dog doing are?” Cat laid his ears back as he stood in the kitchen door.

From the next room, Dog tipped his head and took a step toward Cat. “My family left me here—“

“What? In my house?” growled Cat.

“What’s wrong? I’ve been here before. And I’ll only be here a couple days.” Dog took a step forward.

The hair on Cat’s back stood up. “Hold it, big fella. Stay away from me.”

“Hey, I just want to be friends,” Dog said.

“Me and you? Are you kidding? You better just out of my way. My claws are sharp and I can bite.”

“Well, if that’s the way you want it,” Dog said. He turned and went to lay down by Don’s chair. “Dumb cat. Thinks he could beat me up, does he?”

Cat watched Dog lay down. Then with watchful eyes, he made his way to Gayle’s chair on the other side of Don’s chair. He jumped up beside Gayle. For a few minutes he stood on the arm of the chair.

“Well, Miss Gayle,” he meowed. “What’s the idea of the dog?”

Gayle reached up and scratched Cat’s head between his ears and said in a soft voice, “Come on, Kittie, lay down. Don’t worry about Dog.”

“Humans sure are dumb,” Cat said. “They don’t understand a word I say. I’ve told her not to call me ‘Kittie.'” With a sigh, Cat lay down on the arm of the chair as Gayle went back to her needlepoint. “I guess I will just have to keep that Dog in line myself!”