(This one comes to you from the straight, great -but never irate - Fiona Riley who was asked to look at this photo and write a short story while interviewing for a personal assistant job. Someone’s ineptness as an interviewer = nugget of literary delight.)
As earth began to become more accepting, gays were allowed to marry, pro-choice was accepted, mimes were no longer bullied off the streets and most importantly, the zoos were opened up so that all the animals were allowed to roam free. After several people were eaten by bears, lions and tigers, a very peculiar thing began to happen. The animals began to take on human characteristics. They started learning to walk and talk like humans, drink like humans, party like humans and even play air guitar, that most important human capability.
One day, Pete the Tiger thought it would be a great idea to buy a dog. He had seen many dogs being walked on leashes while he was locked up in the zoo and wanted to know the feeling of having control over another animal like humans had done to him for so long. Pete and his wife, Gerty the Donkey, went to the animal shelter and picked one out. The puppy had been picked up from a terrible home where he was beaten and starved. They decided to name him Snickers and took him home with them. Later that day, Gerty the Donkey went out to go food shopping for their new puppy. When Gerty returned, she was stunned to find Pete the Tiger dead on the ground with the new puppy, Snickers, standing over him. “No!” cried Gerty, but it was too late, Pete was gone. “Why would you do this?” Snickers only replied, “I saw a human do it once and thought I’d give it a go.”