As embarrassing as it is to admit, many of the pieces included in The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Stories are love stories. ‘Laramie & Rudyard’, though, is on the more lustful end of the spectrum: a courtship/seduction story.
In the tradition of athletic camp (read this for more details), Laramie agrees to accompany Rudyard to a football game. He meets his straight-acting love interest at his house, where he takes inventory of Rudyard's waterbed and trophy shelf. Once they're at the game, though, Rudyard leaves to buy beer, and Laramie identifies vaguely with Cleopatra as he wonders if he’s been abandoned. To find out what happens next, order The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales HERE.