It's been a hard couple of months
Bossy & Selfish have run away for three days
Twirling on the hook In the rain
"How are you feeling Selfish?" Bossy queried, just as she was going off to knit.
Selfish flapped his shoulders, rolled his eyes and replied:
"Oh, my leg hurts, I'm bound up, it's raining, the dog's dying, I haven't been able to work for a month and all the kids seem to be mad at us." Selfish swept his hand through the arc of his life, shrugged his shoulders again and finished with, "Just fine!"
"Good!" Bossy laughed as she went off to her knitting.
Later on Selfish had a good long nap.