September 21. It’s become a habit.
This habit of going inside the tiny room attached with the study and planting a kiss on Button’s black nose.
I did the same this morning and found him staring at me straight in the eyes.
“Why are you staring at me, Button?”
“Just. Thank you for coming by. Will you be my friend?”
“I am your friend.”
“Then give me a hi-five.”
“Here you go. Where did you learn this hi-five thing from? My daughter does it very often.”
“I learnt from watching the two of you do it. In fact, she taught you to give hi-fives correctly. I remember her in splits and almost falling off her chair every time both of you gave each other hi-fives and your hand would slip and slap air instead.”
“We’ve just become friends and you’re already poking fun at me?”
“That’s the best way to live life. Haven’t you heard of—laugh and the world laughs with you?”
“Just wait and watch! My turn will come shortly.”
“Sure. Look forward.”