Retold by: S. E.
Once long ago, Dog was
married to Cat. They were happy together, but every night when Dog
came home from work, Cat said she was too sick to make him dinner.
Dog was patient with this talk for a while, but he soon got mighty
tired of fixing dinner for them both after a hard day's work. After
all, Cat just stayed home all day long.
One day, Dog told Cat
he was going to work, but instead he hid in the cupboard and watched
Cat to see if she was really sick. As soon as Cat thought Dog had
left, she started playing games with Kitten. They laughed and ran
about. Cat wasn't the least bit sick.
Dog jumped out of the
cupboard. When Cat saw him, she stuck a marble in her cheek and told
Dog she had a toothache. Dog got so mad at her he started chasing
her around and around the house.
Dogs have been chasing
Cats ever since.