Enjoy this and Kipling′s other stories in Just So Stories (1902) with your "best beloved." Pussy can sit by the fire and sing, Pussy can climb a tree, Or play with a silly old cork and string To ′muse herself, not me. But I like Binkie my dog, because He knows how to behave; So, Binkie′s the same as the First Friend was, And I am the Man in Cave! Pussy will play Man Friday till It′s time to wet her paw And make her walk on the window-sill (For the footprint Crusoe saw) Then she fluffles her tail and mews, And scratches and won′t attend. But Binkie will play whatever I choose, And he is my true First Friend! Pussy will rub my knees with her head Pretending she loves me hard; But the very minute I go to my bed Pussy runs out in the yard, And there she stays till the morning-light; So I know it is only pretend; But Binkie, he snores at my feet all night, And he is my Firstest Friend!