Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Colours

Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colours of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word or image.

Impressions of September monthly market in Solothurn

“What’s colours Tabby?”

“Colours are …. well, you know, something that humans have. Look at the picture, you can see felines in all sorts of colours.”

“I am looking Tabby, but only see what I always see.”

“Of course you do, but humans see it all differently.”

“Humans see everything differently. I suppose that is why they do not understand the feline needs. There is more to life than just cleaning litter boxes and getting rid of hair balls on the carpet. Humans do not have such fun as we do. Just cooking a meal in a pan without the fun of the hunt.”

“Fluffy, they go hunting, but the meat is already dead.”

“Yuck, they buy dead meat?”

“Yes, they even eat things that grow in the ground. They call it vegetable and salad. It seems they find it decorative on the plate.”

“But what is so decorative about a few green plants with some brown mixed in.”

“That is the problem Fluffy. Humans talk about reds and yellows. I have even heard the word “blue” mentioned when they look at a summer sky.”

“Do humans originate in this world Tabby, or do they come from another planet?”

“I think they arrived just after we did.”

“Then how come they say all these funny words?”

“They call them colours. We don’t need colours Fluffy. Just enjoy your tuna, bird and mouse. Colours don’t have a taste. It is one of those human things. It makes them feel more superior.”

“Aha, but they still have to empty our litter tray.”

“Of course they do. We have to ensure that they don’t have ides about being something better, just because of a few colours.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Colours

Daily Feline Prompt: My Feline Life

Write a review of your life — or the life of someone close to you — as if it were a movie or a book.

Tabby

“What are you pawing at Tabby?”

“Fluffy, I am writing my biography,”

“Your what?”

“My biography, the story of my life.”

“Am I in it as well?”

“No, Fluffy, write your own. My life is mine and you have yours.”

“But I want one as well.”

“Don’t bother me with your trivialities Fluffy. This is an important work. One day I will be famous and then people will be ripping my paw book from the shelves.”

“Why, did you do something to make you famous?”

“Fluffy, you annoy me with your silly questions. Go play with the cat next door.”

“But he doesn’t like me and I don’t like him. Tabby, the first word should be written with a capital meow.”

“I know.”

“You write you were the first of four kittens, but I thought Nera arrived first.”

“It is a matter of interpretation Fluffy. There were four of us ready to go and I was in the pole position. Unfortunately Nera was No. 2 and decided she wanted to be first, so she gave me a push with her back leg and squeezed past and arrived as No. 1”

“That was not very nice Tabby. Did you tell her.”

“No Tabby, since when could we tell Nera something. She arrived and took over and I was always No. 2.”

“But now she has left us and now you are No. 1 Tabby.”

“Forget it”

“Who said that?”

“I did, Nera No. 1. I am still hovering around to ensure that you are following my good example of being Chief feline in the tribe and Tabby?”

“Yes”

“Don’t forget to devote a complete section in your biography about me, my wonderful black silky fur, my intelligence and my good looks.”

“Of course not Nera……… Has she gone Fluffy?”

“I think so, just one of those quick visits from the land of 10 lives.”

“Ok, to continue. My rightful place as No. 1 kitten was taken, but my intelligence was quickly acknowledge. I became consiglieri to Nera, the usurper.”

“Tabby, I don’t think Nera will like that.”

“Nera is writing her own life story – “The Perfect Feline”.

Daily Feline Prompt: My Feline Life

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Karma

This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your meows will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways? Nera the Cat having a wash “Hi Nera”

“Hi Tabby and Fluffy, how’s feline life down in the earth dimension?”

“Just the same Nera, but we wouldn’t want it otherwise. How about you?”

“I am now floating in another realm, I am now practicing my Karma.”

“What’s KarmaTabby?”

“Nera will explain, won’t you Nera.”

“Err yes, it is, of course, the higher level of Bastet existence, only available to those of us that have progressed into the next dimension, those that are now experiencing the tenth life. See my Karma post on the photo.”

“We thought you were having an intimate wash.”

“Nothing so vulgar. We felines of the next world transcend into a different meditational level. Here I am pondering about my existential values. Whether I am or am not, Ommmmmmm, meow.”

“Tabby what did Nera say. Is that a new meow?” “Shh Fluffy, Nera is floating on her thoughts. That is an ancient Omm Mantra chant, exclusive to those living in the realms of Bastet, at least I think so. Let us ask Nera.”

“Nothing like it Tabby and Fluffy. It is the Bastet way of ridding the fur of unwanted passengers.”

“We thought that sort of thing did not exist in the world of Bastet.”

“Of course it does, although a few Omms usually does the trick and they disappear.”

“What’s she talking about Tabby?”

“No idea Fluffy, but Nera knows everything.”

“That was the first lesson in feline transcendation felines, although you are still living your first nine lives. It is actually reserved for those of the tenth life. And now I have to return to the other dimension, we have marinated mouse cooked in catnip for lunch.”

“I didn’t think you needed food now Nera.”

“I have to feed my spirit now and again.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Karma

Daily Feline Prompt: Powerful Feline Suggestion

What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten…) ago?

Tabby - can I go out?

“Tabby what’s a suggestion?”

“Suggestion? No idea Fluffy, probably something human. I will have a look to see what Bastet says. Here we are, chapter 901, verse 94 “Suggestions are to be avoided and ignored at all times. This is a dangerous word, to be underlined in red. The word “suggestion” should at all times be replaced by “command” from the feline point of view. If ever heard from a human, produce a hair ball and perhaps mark your territory.”

“Seems that Bastet has definite views on that Tabby.”

“It is obvious really. If Mrs. Human suggest that you do not sleep on her bed, what do you do?”

“I ignore her.”

“Of course, you see the Bastet doctrine is automatically in your whiskers. We felines sleep where we want to and not according to suggestions.”

“In that case we have nothing more to say on this prompt.”

“No, of course not. Silly prompt for a feline, especially as it mentions years.”

“What’s a year Tabby?”

“No idea Fluffy, but probably not something important. I think Mrs. Human said that this prompt is not even a year old since the last time it was prompted.”

“Sounds a bit of a failure today with the prompt.”

“No problem Fluffy, let’s just sleep over it. Tomorrow there will be something completely different. No more suggestions I hope. Otherwise Bastet might have a few things to write in her book.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Powerful Feline Suggestion

Daily Feline Post: Take That Meow

If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any meow you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills?

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“I mean basically we all speak the same meow, but there are some felines that speak some strange mixtures.”

“I know Tabby, you mean that naked feline who wants to get friendly.”

“Definitely Fluffy. I mean if she had whiskers, or would get her creases flattened, I might make an attempt.”

“I don’t have whiskers Tabby, at least only some of the time. They tend to break off when they arrive at a decent length.”

“But you have interesting whiskers Fluffy. They grow in curves, like a corkscrew. Perhaps we could use them for opening tins where the tuna lays buried.”

“Won’t work Tabby, they are not strong enough.”

“You are lucky Fluffy, at least you have fur to keep you warm. Look at that Sphinx cat, He must be cold.”

“Not always Tabby. I mean how often would you be happy to have a zip on your fur coat in the Summer to cool down. That cat has a built in central heating system.”

“So let’s see, what meow would we want to speak when we wake up?”

“That is a stupid question Tabby, we are constantly waking up because we are often in a permanent sleeping condition. So after what sleep should we wake up and meow different.”

“Yes, it is stupid, we felines have our own way to meow, although I must say Fluffy you tend to meow at the wrong times in the wrong places.”

“What is that supposed to mean?”

“Mrs. Human says it is something to do with being a tom cat, but whilst we females have a soothing meow, your meow can be heard in the next village and during the early mornings hours.”

“Just a small reminder Tabby. You are as much female as I am male.”

“That’s true I suppose, but who wants a screaming bunch of kittens?”

Daily Feline Post: Take That Meow

Daily Feline Prompt: Nera pays a visit

Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from her?

Nera

“Hi felines, how’s things going? Mrs. Human still learning how to be the perfect feline slave?”

“Hi Nera, how nice to see you. Fluffy and I were just thinking about you when we saw the daily feline prompt theme.”

“Interesting, is it about the most talented, most beautiful, most intelligent feline?”

“No quite Nera, but something like that. We are asked if we ever had a mentor.”

“And you both immediately thought of me and how I inspired you both to become the perfect felines you are.”

“Did we think of Nera, Tabby?”

“I was actually thinking of Bastet, Fluffy.”

“But Nera is now a Bastet apprentice, so I suppose she qualifies.”

“Just a minute Tabby and Fluffy. Admittedly I did not plan my promotion to the Kingdom of Bastet so soon, but it seems she needed my qualified experience as assistant and my departure was somewhat premature. Just to correct a few details, I am not an apprentice. Apprentices do what the others tell them to do.”

“But you do what Bastet tells you to do.”

“That is something completely different, that is an honour and Bastet does not have anything better to do all day as to organise we feline ambassadors.”

“So what are you doing Nera.”

“I am chief assistant mouse organiser in the imperial corn chambers, and let me tell you I am not talking about five or ten mice. For each mouse that fills a dish, there are at least 50 to replace him. Here, help yourself.”

“Oh look Tabby, Nera has brought some mice to play with.”

“Great, thank you Nera.”

“But make sure you catch them all, Mrs. Human might not like mice in our home. I think I can hear her arriving so I will depart. Bastet could only spare me for a few minutes, we are expecting high visitors today. A deputation of Sphinx felines will be arriving and we have to show them how to catch mice without being scratched.”

“You mean those naked felines Nera.”

“They are not naked Fluffy, they just have no fur, but they are felines and enjoy a mouse just the same as we felines with the luxury fur like mine. And do not forget, chapter 3 in the book of Bastet, verse 1 “all felines, no matter how big, how small, how furry or unfurry are equal in the Kingdom of Bastet.”

“Do we have that chapter and verse Tabby?”

“No I don’t think we do.”

“Of course you don’t I only just wrote it. Do not forget, I am still the boss.”

“Did I hear Nera, and yuck, what are those mice doing all over our home?”

“You see Fluffy, Mrs. Human will never learn. How do we explain that Nera has moved to another dimension and has paid us a visit. She will start moaning about ghosts again after she recovers from her fainting fit.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Nera pays a visit

Daily Feline Prompt: Mad as a Feline Hatter

Tell us about a time when you flew into a rage. What is it that made you so incredibly angry?

Tabby in the garden

“Two things, we are felines and do not need hats as a decoration because they do not fit between our ears, and we never fly into a rage.”

“Of course not Tabby. We are peaceful friendly creatures.”

“Except of course if another feline, who we do not know or do not like, decides to enter our territory.“

“Yes Tabby, then we can be real mean.”

“I would not say mean Fluffy, more like making our point, with a few paw swipes and hisses.”

“Look Tabby, the ginger tom is approaching.”

“I can see him. He does not belong here and he smells.”

“Shall I do it Tabby, or do you want to have the pleasure?”

“Let us just observe the situation to see what he is planning.”

“He is getting closer Tabby. I think I will hide behind a chair, he might go away.”

“Fluffy, don’t be such a coward. He is an insignificant ginger tom, the ones with the different fur.”

“Mrs. Human would say that all felines are the same, no matter how they look.”

“That’s a human thing Fluffy. We are felines and in the book of Bastet, it stands in Chapter 239, verse 90 “all felines are equal until they want to mark your territory. You must then take steps to protect.”

“Tabby, that ginger tom is sneaking up closer and hissing. He is showing her teeth. Tabby, Tabby where are you going. Oh dear Tabby has disappeared through the cat flap with the ginger tom hard on her heels. OK, it does say take steps to protect, but Bastet was not so exact on that one. She did not say what you should protect and how to do it. Tabby decided to protect his own 9 lives and has disappeared. Tabby, wait I am coming as well. don’t leave me outside alone with that Ginger Tom.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Mad as a Feline Hatter