David lay in bed trying to sleep, Saki was always on the floor with her head by his face waiting to have her ears rubbed, she knew her left ear from her right. He would say, “Gimme your right ear, now gimme your left ear,” and she would turn her head to comply. This boring motion would put them both asleep.

Suddenly a crash was heard outside; it came from the side wall near the alley, a metallic banging sound. David grabbed a flashlight and cautiously opened the door; Saki was again by his side. He flashed the light at the dumpster, it was open, and four eyes stared back, and growled. Two black bear cubs had climbed the pallets stacked next to the dumpster and went dumpster diving. the result of leaving the dumpster lid open.

David did not want to be between them and the cub’s mother, nor wake up everyone at the motel. So he went inside, grabbed a few bananas, peeled them, and threw them on the ground. He hoped the bears would come out and take the bananas, and leave; he would later come back and shut the lid. This worked, Sake was out two bananas, but everyone got sleep, even the bears.

David felt eyes staring at him and heard heavy panting, he knew it was Saki wanting to go outside so he got on his pants and shoes to take her out; Saki went for the trees and he sat on the steps watching. The sun was rising; he looked to his left, saw a pile of leaves,  and heard heavy breathing. The cubs were back, apparent orphans, huddled together in the leaves, and sleeping soundly, now what.

He thought it was great that he did not have to start his job today;  it was good that his friend could help him decide what to do with his new furry friends. They too would be surprised. Saki sat on the steps; he left the door open and went inside to make some coffee, maybe that would help him decide on his next move

Within an hour everyone came out except the owner; Jack Burns, in the room next door, walked out with a cup of motel coffee in hand. He looked at David to say something, and saw the two bear cubs,  asleep in the leaves between their rooms. This startled him, so he whispered, “What the hell.”

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