Daily Feline Prompt: Bone of Feline Contention

Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that.

Tabby and Nera snow watching

“What do you think Nera? Can we risk it?”

“Not we, Tabby, “I”. I am observing the situation. Of course you can risk it Tabby, it is just a little bit of snow.”

“Yes, but it’s cold and wet and my paws are very sensitive.”

“You will survive Tabby, we felines always survive. We are strong, relentless, brave. We can do it.”

“Are you sure Nera. My whiskers are quivering. They do not like snow. It makes them shiver. You never know what lies below the snow.. If I take a few steps out in the snow I might fall into an ice crevasse and you can never know where that will lead. There have been felines that have disappeared in gaps in the ice, never to be found again.”

“I don’t know any disappearing felines Tabby, especially not in gaps in the snow. You just have to be carful, one paw in front of the other.”

“Do you think I should risk it Nera. I could perhaps wear sun glasses to prevent becoming snow blind, like those explorers in the Himalayas.”

“Tabby you are only going for a walk in the garden on a bird hunt, not in the Himalayas.”

“What if the birds are super hungry and dive onto me. I noticed a few of those crows outside, and they do not mess with introductions. The take what they want.”

“Tabby I have never seen a crow flying with a feline in its claws.”

“I know the solution Nera. You are much bigger than me and all felines have respect from your great knowledge and intuition. Come with me. If we walk paw in paw I am sure we will be safe. You are so brave in the face of unknown threats.”

“Ummm, let me think about it. No Tabby. I should have a wash and lick all over my wonderful shiny luxurious fur which takes time and afterwards I must catch up on some sleep. Go ahead and take a walk in the snow, there is nothing to be afraid of, and when you return you can tell me all about it.”

“But there are so many dangers.”

“You will overcome them Tabby. And bring me a bird or mouse as desert after my meal if you return.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Bone of Feline Contention

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