Mid-morning at a watering hole somewhere on the African savannah.
Zebra 1: Beautiful morning isn’t it?
Zebra 2: Did you hear that Ryan finally got up the nerve to ask Tammy to mate?
Zebra 1: No! They’re so cute together. I bet they have beautiful colts.
Zebra 3: Hmmmph! She is such a flirt! She led my Tony on that she would mate with him.
The first two zebras look at each other.
Zebra 2: Well, I’m sure Tony will find a nice girl too.
Zebra 3: You bet he will. Then she’ll be sorry.
Warthog 1: This is a nice place. How did you find it?
Warthog 2: I was talking to a guy who told me how to get here. Said there was a lot of good water and a fairly low predator to prey ratio.
Warthog 1: You should have brought him along.
Warthog 2: Unfortunately, he got eaten not too long after we met.
Gazelle 1: Did you hear the hyenas last night?
Gazelle 2: It sounded like there were a lot of them.
Gazelle 1: I know. It was very strange. The last time I saw the pack there were only 3 or 4 of them.
Gazelle 3: I heard a rumor that they have some kind of machine that can make it sound like there are lots of them even when there aren’t. I think it’s called a fone or something like that.
Gazelle 1: Should have known. Those guys are always trying to figure out some kind of scam.
The watering hole goes silent as the group of lionesses approach. Slowly the animals start to back away.
Lioness 1: Take your time. We’re here to relax, not hunt.
The other animals quickly move away.
Lioness 2: They never trust us.
Lioness 3: Well, we do eat them.
Lioness 2: That’s no excuse for bad manners.
Lioness 1: Did you hear what Leonidis said just before we left?
Lioness 3: I wasn’t listening.
Lioness 1: He’s bored with eating zebras and gazelles. He wants something exotic for dinner.
Lioness 2: Did he mention what this exotic dinner was supposed to be?
Lioness 1: He wants an ostrich.
Lioness 3: There aren’t any ostriches around here.
Lioness 1: The new girl told him she had eaten a couple and they’re delicious.
Lioness 2: Then let the new girl get one for him.
Lioness 1: He wants her to teach the new cubs how to pounce.
Lioness 2 (sarcastically): Well, isn’t she special.
Lioness 3: I wish Leonidis hadn’t heard that human refer to him as “King of the Jungle”.
Lioness 2: I know. It went straight to his head.
Lioness 1: Humans are so much trouble. We don’t even live in a jungle.
They hear a roar in the distance.
Lioness 1: Time to get to work.
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18 thoughts on “At the Watering Hole”
Ah, office culture.
It’s the same wherever you go. 🙂
I guess you can’t get away from gossip.
We’re all more alike than we think. 🙂
I had no idea there was gossip in the jungle.
It’s everywhere. 🙂
MOL Such cute little conversations. Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
Everyone has to relax once in a while. 🙂
Who knew they loved gossip in the jungle as much as they do at the office here!
It’s our job bring the hidden parts of the animal world to you. 🙂
OOoh, I wondered what those guys were all saying…. I have a water feature at the palace but never get to see anything big to chase…. except the postman but the Kraken usually gets to those before I do, MOL
Since you’re a cat like us, they may come when you’re napping. Or when the Kraken is sleeping. Some animals are pretty stealthy. Thanks for stopping by
Great post. A lot of mice do that, you are right. Mrs H stands guard sometimes for me sometimes but I take the view that they need a chance to catch up on the shopping and such like so a break is OK. MOL
Very understanding of you
Gosh…It sounds like work…hanging around the coffee machine…
MArv’s Mom Barb
Animals are more like us than we think. 🙂
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