What is the true meaning of that term? My dictionary states it as :-
friend /frend/ n 1 a person who trusts and is fond of somebody else 2 a person on good terms with somebody else 3 an ally 4 an advocate of a cause 5 a patron of a charity or institution
Wishing to seek further clarity of the true essence of friendship I turned to my thesaurus and discovered the following :-
friend n 1 comrade, companion, mate, pal (infml), chum (infml) Opposite : foe (fml) 2 acquaintance, contact, colleague, associate, partner Opposite : stranger 3 ally, helper, supporter, well-wisher, collaborator Opposite : rival
Ok, now I understand. Definitely not someone who would do this to my monkey then ......
Or this ......
They didn't stay. Nuff said.