A Tale of Five AnimalsAn ant is a mechanism, a cog in a bigger set of wheels. Ever industrious and busy.A mouse darts from cover to cover, eyes wide, ears twitching, looking for safety. Living in fear.A bird is raucous, announcing its presence to the world, soaring high. Disconnected from the ground.A dog leaps to its feet, tail wagging, looking for a way to please. Seeking approval from its master.A cat sits in the sun, closes its eyes and smiles. Content.