If you think it is odd for a cat and dog to be friends,
You won’t believe the tale of Kasi and Mtani
A twelve-week old puppy and a six-week cheetah cub
Spent the first year of life learning more than pretend.
That first year their handlers kept a close eye on them
As these two learned what was meant by playtime
Each acting their age and nipping for fun
And creating all kind of organized, youthful mayhem.
Of course in early days the dog had superior size
Often dominating the cub as they wrestled
And always on top whenever they nestled,
But the future was there in the cheetah’s eyes.
Then the two grew by huge leaps and bounds.
Out in the yard they would go play
Wrestling and racing all through the day,
How happy to hear their sweet happy sounds.
Finally the pair reached their adulthood.
No longer the dominant cutie around
The two appeared like odd sibling
Nearly identical size as together they stood.
But the real difference was when they took off to race,
The pup did quite well for a hound it is true,
But he couldn’t compete with the fastest land mammal,
He never had a chance to keep up with the cat’s pace.