Seabass’ Diary…Day 10

I ran as fast as I could but could hear that footsteps were close behind me. I bolted to the doorway where we had originally entered but it was closed. There was no escape so I did what any fugitive would do and looked for a hiding place.

I perched high above the floor and held my breath. The small, stupid human, the leader of the aliens and the alien’s assistant came rushing down the hallway; they entered the reception area and looked around, the lead alien called my name but I didn’t move.  They divided their forces and split up to look for me, it wouldn’t be long before they found me because the place wasn’t very big. The small, stupid one came into the storage room where I was concealed between bags of feed. She called my name sweetly and finally her eyes fell on me. There was no escape. The small, stupid human reached for me with a towel and alerted the others of my capture. I sprang at her, used her shoulder as a springboard for my exit and she screamed out in surprise; the chase wasn’t over yet! Like a gazelle I leapt over a barrier of boxes and found myself in another room. This room was full of holding cells for animals. There were hostages of all kinds; canines, a few of my brethren and an unidentified weasel of some kind, I have heard this thing called a ferret which probably means, “Stretched out rat.”

I jumped onto the top of a cell that held one of my kinsmen and plugged myself into a small space between the cell and the wall; there was no way that I would ever be captured here. “Are you ok Sir?” the kinsman asked me. “Of course I am, I’ve not been apprehended have I?” I said between laboured breaths, “What are you in for?” I asked. He looked at me and shuddered, “Some sort of procedure called, “Neutering,” I think it means that they are going to take some of my brain!” He burst into tears so I reached through the metal bars and shook him, “Be strong man! Do not give up hope-freedom is close!”  I was embarrassed for him, yes a lobotomy or this neutering procedure as he called it, would be uncomfortable and he could not afford to lose any of his brain, he obviously needed it.

A canine would not stop alerting the small, stupid human and the aliens. The trio entered the room where I was hiding and flipped on the overhead lights, the brightness burned my retinas. I watched carefully as they released the canine from the cell and held onto it’s necklace. The canine started sniffing and walking in circles, it seemed to be picking up a scent. It was getting closer with every step and I feared that I would be found. It stopped in front of the cell that was holding my comrade and sniffed around a bit more. The canine shoved it’s face into the space I was occupying and his gaze locked with mine.

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