"Bobtail Nebula", I heard them say. "Very common." They glanced at me, then walked away. Then they jumped up and ran, fighting off others. Eventually, another person came out of the dissipating horde, gently cradling a small dog that looked like a red panda.
I watched the cage across from me, holding a cat. It looked like cracked rock, with a painting of some stick figures. A young girl came over, opened the cage and brought them home. I curled up, dejected, in the back of the cage. Today would be my last day here. If after this I wasn't adopted, I'd be put down.
It was getting late. Most of the other pets were gone. The cage across from me now contained a rat that looked like a TV with static. But then, somebody came through the dim, murky light. They didn't even look at the sign. Our eyes met, and she reahced between the bars. I sniffed her hand, and it flipped over to pet me on the head. The lock opened, and I was free.
She named me. I wasn't 'Bobtail Nebula' anymore. I was Leii. She introduced me to her other pound pets. There were 11 other pets from her 11 other pound trips! I looked around, and one caught my eye. Her name was Fiore, and she looked like me! She had a pretty green starscape on her back, like she was wearing the stars as a cloak. We touched noses in greeting. Then my new owner turned to me, and took me to a strange room. The walls were filled with shelves, and items of all kinds stocked the shelves! We picked some out together, and soon I was all dressed up!
I got to know all of the other pound pets, and soon we were all friends! A few days later, my owner came to us and said, "I'm going to the pound! Who wants to come?" I immediately ran to her side!
I loved my new friends, my new owner, and my new life, and couldn't wait to bring in a new friend.