The little Somali cat jumped towards him, so Waffles bounced in his play bow, too. Obviously she wanted to play
, and that was Fun! And then the other kitties started making noise, too! This was exciting! They were having fun, so he would have fun too!
"Bork! Bark bork borf bark! Bark bark!" barked Waffles, not quite as loud as earlier. He stood up, bouncing on his front paws and bark bark barking away. When the bunny rabbit - Waffles loved bunny rabbits - and Bearpaw came out, he was almost overcome with glee. His tail wagged so hard his entire butt began to wag, as well.
In fact, Waffles was so overcome with happiness and Friendship that he threw himself to the ground and rolled over. His tongue lolled and he panted, wiggling on the ground and showing his belly. Maybe they could rub it? He thought only People knew how to give Belly Rubs, but maybe kitties and bunnies could too?
Then he heard The Word. Sit. Pancake used that word, too. Pancake was very smart, and had taught him the word. The People used the word Sit too, but it sounded different when they used it, because they talked People, and Pancake talked Cat. Waffles slurped his tongue back into his mouth, adopting a serious expression as he scrambled to his feet.
And then Waffles sat, looking at Crowpaw expectantly. His tail gave a little wag.