Daily Feline Prompt: Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts… what does every element tell you about yourself?


“That’s a clever photo Tabby.”

“Yes Mrs. Human, just something I pawed up quickly in my pawshop programme on my pawpad. After all it was William Paw Gates that invented the pawpad for his feline Aristotle Pawstein.”

“Of course, how could I forget. And what about your blog, what does it reveal?”

“Mrs. Human I am feline and therefore I exist as such. There are no revelations. Everyone treasures my high intelligence and don’t forget we were once…….”

“….worshipped as Gods?”

“How did you know I was going to say that?”

“You do mention in now and again Tabby.”

“Of course, do not forget our outlook on the human.”

“Which is?”

“We do tend to regard you as warmblooded furniture, but I borrowed that one from the computer, although I did make the suggestion.”

“Would you like to take a seat on my lap Tabby”

“Not at the moment, I have another programme, but I might partake in a rest at lunch time on the bed when you are taking a golden oldie sleep, so leave enough room for me as well.”

“Of course Tabby, no problem.

“And now to continue, this is one of my blogs. I think I will keep the name Tabby, as my real name, Empress Tabatha Twelve Lives would be too much to paw. The theme choice goes without saying, first of I, me and myself, followed by tuna fish, bird and mouse. I am still working on a design, but a pyramid with a figure of Bastet would suit my importance. My posts are quite versatile, usually all about me, what I eat and my sleeping places, as well as a few territorial battles with other felines which I usually win of course.”

“You win them? I thought you just ran for it.”

“But I am the fastest feline on the block Mrs. Human.”

“OK, through necessity probably.”

“For a piece of warmblooded furniture, you are being a little too talkative today Mrs. Human. I think my fans have now realised what an important feline blogger I am and I will definitely be up for feline blogger of the year. So where is the tuna fish?”

“Coming at once Empress Tabitha Twelve Lives.”

“You can call me Tabby Mrs. Human, we don’t want to overdo it now do we. I might get the reputation of a show-off.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Daily Feline Prompt: Too soon for a feline

Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits?

The sphinx cat is moving

“Meow haha, Meow haha”

“Tabby are you laughing at that beautiful little sphinx feline.”

“We felines do not laugh, at least only behind our lifted paw.”

“It that why you are holding your paw in front of your whiskers.”

“Of course Mrs. Human, we do have manners. I have never heard a naked feline being called beautiful. What did you call it – a sphinx cat? My definition of a sphinx is something special, the symbol of Egypt, the old country where we were worshipped as Gods and not a scrawny white naked feline.”

“The sphinx is a nobel creature Tabby, chosen to guard the tombs of the pharaohs, and not a joke.”

“Mrs. Human, even the pharaohs got on their knees before us felines and when they passed onto to the eternal corn chambers, they took us felines with them. We were preserved to protect the after life. Tut ench amun would have been nothing without Tiddles his charismatic feline. The sphinx feline belonging to the neighbour is just a fluke of nature, so meow haha I say.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Too soon for a feline

Daily Feline Prompt: Felineprops

Invent a definition for the word “Felineprops” then use the word in a post. 

Tabby sleeping

“Tired Tabby?”

“Of course I am. You would be tired after chasing Felineprops all over the garden.”

“We have Felineprops in the garden.”

“Don’t worry, they can only be seen by feline eyes, although I must say they are quite tasty if you catch one.”

“Where to do find them Tabby?”

“Sorry, Mr. Human, it is a feline secret. Only the chosen paws without opposable thumbs are allowed to know. Paws with can opening adaptions are forbidden.”

“What colour are they?”

“Don’t ask silly question. Felinecolour of course. Look there goes one?”


“It just disappeared between the rosemary and the thyme. See that mound of purple earth?”

“Not really, but then I do not have feline sight. The only mound I see is the one you made this morning for your recycling process in the garden.”

“Now don’t get personal Mrs. Human. This is serious. Feline props are spreading their influence everywhere. As the great Mark Paws Twain said “Felineprops make the feline. Furless felines have little or no influence on Felineprops”. “

“I don’t quite get that one Tabby.”

“Of course not, it takes a special intelligence, usually feline, to understand the value of having Felineprops in your territory.”

“Err, Tabby would you like a dish of Felineprops, sorry Tuna fish.”

“Of course, it does have a somewhat more refined taste than raw Felineprops.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Felineprops

Daily Feline Prompt: Ode to a bird’s nest

A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.

Birds nest

“Look Tabby we have now fixed the cat flap, you can go in and out as you please. Your feline playground is ready for you.”

“First of all Mrs. Human I go when I want to, not when you want and what is a “playground”?”

“I was just saying Tabby, I do not have to open the window for you now and you do not have to wait for me. A playground is a place where you can go and play, have fun.”

“Mrs. Human Tabby does not understand “play” or “fun”, my brain is operating 24 hours a day. We felines are in an operating curve. One of my main occupations during the warmer weather was observing the bird nest.”

“We have a bird nest?”

“Yes, I kept that little secret to myself of course, cannot have humans trampling all over it with a fast sense of protection as if it would be the last bird alive. It is in the fork of the apple tree. I believe there are some remains.”

“Oh yes, I must get my camera.”

“Typical human, I tell you of a source of nutrition and you want to take a photo. Unfortunately  word seemed to spread in the neighbourhood that there was a family of birds growing into nice tasty juicy meals on wings. I had to queue with Roschti, Bubu and the rest of the territorial felines in the area. We were all waiting with open jaws and paws, but the birds flew the nest before we had a chance.”

“Exactly Tabby and that is correct. The birds are not meals on wings. They are to be respected and cared for. What if one fell out of the nest? The mother bird would be desperate.”

“Unfotunately a bird did not fall out of the nest. They survived their flying lessons with no problem. There was a crow near bye that was keeping an eye on them, and no feline discusses the survival of a bird with a crow.”

“So are you going out to play, sorry indulge in an extension of your operating curve.”

“I am thinking about it Mrs. Human. I believe I just heard the pitter patter of tiny mouse feet in my hunting revere. Will be back when I feel like it.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Ode to a bird’s nest

Daily Feline Prompt: Immortalized Felines

Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing or event from the last year of your life. What’s the statue of and what makes it so significant?

A rare photo - Fluffy and Nera together

Crash, bang!

“What was that?”

“Hello Tabby, it’s me Fluffy on a visit from the eternal corn chambers and look Nera is with me.”

“What was all the noise?”

“Sorry Tabby, but Fluffy has not yet got the hang of floating down from the Kingdom of Bastet.”

“Yes Tabby I am still learning the ropes, but Nera says I am a beginner.”

“Fluffy, you have now got your 10th life, but you have to handle it with care. You do not just take a run and jump off the cloud, you take a few careful steps, use your whiskers and float gently downwards. Otherwise everyone will know that you have arrived.”

“I thought that was the idea Nera that everyone knows I am back for a visit.”

“Not that way Fluffy. Look how shocked Tabby is.”

“Exactly, I was just taking one of my famous 8 hour cat naps. So how are things going in the corn chambers Fluffy.”

“Not too bad, I caught 10 mice last week, look I brought you one.”

“But that is only the head, where’s the rest?”

“I ate it of course.”

“Tabby he is still learning.”

“But you said they will reincarnate after a few hours.”

“They do Fluffy, but we keep the remains in the corn chambers. The 9 life felines do not appreciate just a head, they want the whole thing and they only reincarnate where we are.”

“Looks like a hard job training Fluffy Nera.”

“It is, but he will get there eventually.”

“By the way where is my stone ornament?”

“What stone ornament Fluffy?”

“I thought we all had one when we transferred to the Eternal Corn Chambers.”

“No Fluffy, you got that wrong, that’s only for the humans. We felines remain in the third dimension, that is why we can float down now and again. And remember I said “float” not a running jump. Just twiddle your whiskers and spread out your paws.”

“Nera, remember, I only have one whisker, they were always falling off.”

“Not up in the eternal corn chambers, they are growing again.”

“Oh yes, they are, look at that. I have whiskers.”

“Yes Fluffy, so wave your paws to Tabby. We have to return. I can hear Mrs. Human coming.”

“Yes Nera and Fluffy, she is here. Oh, she has fainted.”

“I know Tabby, she always does when she sees me and now Fluffy. Something to do with ghosts and spirits I think. Keep safe, we will be back.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Immortalized Felines

Daily Feline Prompt: Lazy Feline Learners

Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn but haven’t gotten around to? What is it and what’s stopping you from mastering the skill

Tabby through the window

“Not really, I can do it all, after all I am feline and felines are born with the highest intelligence. We were once worshipped as God. Mrs. Human, open the window.”

“Tabby it would be more polite if you meowed “could you open the widow please”.”

“Mrs. Human what is “please”, it does not exist in meow and having discussions about useless words will not open the window for me.”

“But all you have to do is push your nose on the cat flap. It even works both ways now, you can enter and leave as you please.”

“I do not have time for theoretical discussions Mrs. Human, so open the window.”

“And I do not have time to open and close windows.”

“Mrs. Human I do not have the time to sit around outside. There is a plate of food waiting for me, my recycling tray and after a detailed wash I need my beauty sleep.”

“All you have to do is position your special entrance magnet in the right place and the cat flap will open automatically.”

“Big deal, but I have other important things to do than playing with cat flaps that open with magnets. And the ginger tom from next door is on the lurch, so open the window otherwise I will break through the cat flap, he is getting nearer and hissing.”

“Oh, that is an emergency situation Tabby. As an exception I will open the window.”

“About time too.”

“The word is “Thankyou”. Ok I know it does not exist in meow, so where is the ginger tom?”

“What ginger tom? But now I am inside and ready for food, a recycle and sleep. Who cares about ginger toms, it was my intelligent answer and plan to enter in dignity.”


“Yes Mrs. Human”

“Forget it.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Lazy Feline Learners

Daily Feline Prompt: Life’s a Fish Store

You get to be a 6-year-old feline again for one day and one day only — plan your perfect 24 hours. Where do you go, what do you do, and with whom?

Tabby eating tuna fish

“Hello Tabby, I’m back.”

“You were away Mrs. Human?”

“I was visiting my dad in London. Did you miss me.”

“Miss does not exist in Meow Mrs. Human. And what’s the big deal. Mr. Human was filling my dish, I even got some tuna fish. He even emptied my recycling tray, although I deposited most of it outside in the garden. It was perfect recycling weather. Basically everything was fine, it was a perfect week, it could not have been better, although the place is now a bit empty without Fluffy with his corkscrew whiskers, but he is doing fine. Nera sent a paw message from the eternal corn chambers. Fluffy is now her assistant and helps to round up the mice. It seems Bastet is quite satisfied with him.”

“Yes it was Fluffy’s time Tabby.”

“If you have to go, you have to go. But please Mrs. Human no more searching for new playmates for me. I am getting on in the years and no longer have the patience to teach them the rules according to Tabby. So if you were away, what did you bring me.”

“But the felines in England eat the same as the felines in Switzerland, so there was nothing I could bring you really. “

“According to today’s prompt I should have a perfect day. Any suggestions?”

“Seems to me every day is a perfect day for you Tabby. What about a walk in the fields, searching for mice?”

“Good idea, but first of all I should finish my dish of tuna and have a digestive sleep. Will postpone it until tonight. Turn out the light when you go Mrs. Human.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Life’s a Fish Store