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The Lion and the Mouse by vtforpedro The Lion and the Mouse by vtforpedro
Moral of the story: Even the strong sometimes need the friendship of the weak.

As the Lion sat on the hard, cold bench in his cell, he could not help but heave a heavy sigh of forlorn hope. He was normally a leader, confident and proud, but sitting alone in a prison could take it's toll on a lion!

Not a moment too soon, there was a familiar scurrying of feet on the floor, and the Lion looked up in time to see the Mouse arrive, in his typical ratty clothing, his maroon hat atop his head.

The Mouse curled a silver key in his long tail, sliding it into the lock, and twisting. A small click signaled that the gate was opened and the Mouse pushed his small paw against one of the metal bars, pushing the door to freedom ajar. The Lion could only stare in disbelief.

As the Lion watched, the Mouse lifted one paw and beckoned, his mouth curling into a smile. "You've saved my furry bum once before - did ya think I'd not save yours?" he asked in his somewhat squeaky voice. His smile was warm.

After just one moment of thought, the Lion felt his heart swell with gratitude and a large grin began to cover his face as he stood from the bench. He held out his paw, letting the Mouse jump into it and scurry up his arm to sit on his shoulder.

"I knew you would come in handy someday, partner," the Lion murmured as they left the jail cell and escaped from the terrible prison.

The two thieves ran off into the night, their laughter echoing through the empty streets, just as an alarm at the old jailhouse signaled an escape.


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omahjesus long XD sorry about that, guys, and yes, i'm not a writer :33 but it's the best i could do

=KattoTang and i did this together for the anthro collab contest! i'm sorry for posting katto, i was just too excited xD

katto came up with the idea to modernize The Lion and the Mouse story and she came up with this, which is like... the best thing ever ;; i really love this whole idea and i absolutely loved the lineart

hope everyone likes it, too, i had a ton of fun coloring it! download for full size (beware the outside-the-lines coloring!)

lineart © :iconkattotang:
coloring © me
contest here: [link]
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shadewatcher2 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol Very cute spin on an old story. LOVE IT!
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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bluemoon124 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I very much liked the story! ^^
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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SparkySpartaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome art and story~
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks muchly. c:
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sterling63 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
that is AAAWWWESOOME!
DAM THAT'S BOSS!

May I Redraw and Post? I'll Give You credit!
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! C:

I'm sorry, hon, this was a collaboration between *KattoTang and I, and I would really rather you didn't! But thanks so much for the interest.
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sterling63 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
ok, Your Welcome!
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AsamiFujihara Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Cool. I love it. A classic story with furries in a modern setting.
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AsamiFujihara Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
np
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:iconxiiisense:
XIIISense Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Wow I really love this! The story is really good. You should write more!! :+favlove:
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwh, thank you so much! C: It means a lot.
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XIIISense Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
You're very welcome. I wanted to read more.
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:iconlaturia:
laturia Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
looks great
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! C:
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:iconlaturia:
laturia Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
yer welcome!
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:iconspacdud:
spacdud Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
FREEDOM! Go lion!
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yessss! <3
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:icontunquen:
Tunquen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just one word: beautyful
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you! C:
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:icontunquen:
Tunquen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome, i love your style of work :3
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awildchelseaappeared Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
the caption was a wonderful, if short, read! i thoroughly enjoyed it, as well as the picture! :D
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you so much! i really appreciate it. c:
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awildchelseaappeared Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
my pleasure! :)
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lawman54 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
From the artwork right down to the story, all I can say about is this, simply outstanding piece of work!

Copman
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :'D
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:iconferalmoon:
FeralMoon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I love the piece...and the story was great! XD
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you! C:
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:iconharkane:
Harkane Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
lol...didn't think I'd ever say something like this but that lion is HOT ^.^
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha he IS hot! XD <3
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:iconwargreymon43:
WarGreymon43 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Interesting story.^^
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks C: <3
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:iconhighlighterjuice:
Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
A lovely version of a classic story :3
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! C:
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:iconlaturia:
laturia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Looks great, cool colors!
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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:iconlaturia:
laturia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Yer welcome!
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:iconspozky:
spozky Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh!, impresionante men, buen color, buen dibujo...genial
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gracias!
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:iconspozky:
spozky Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
de nada ;)
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DiSaray Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
I don't know what to say ... this is just so amazing :clap:
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awr, thank you! :3
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work. Both the story and the art are very interesting. =)
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :3
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Block-Mind Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is exceptionally adorable. ^o^
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :33
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HonouTenshi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
This turned out /so/ awesome! Great job on it you two! :3 <3
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ashton :33
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