Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Symmetry

Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

Fluffy helping to stick football photos

“Fluffy, don’t make so much noise, your meows are deafening.”

“That’s my daily prompt effort for today, but it seems we only have one word. Do you think this will do Tabby?
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.”

“No Fluffy, it is too monotonous. Can’t you include a few “hisses” in between.”

“I could, but hisses are more in the guttural sense of the word, and not really words. They are sounds of anger. Meow is more friendly and says so much in the human sense of the word.”

“Can you explain that Fluffy, it is a little beyond my feline comprehension.”

“Of course. Meow means can I have some more, move I want to sit there and give me a tickle under the chin. I feel lonely, will someone play with me.”

“Fluffy that is very egoistic. Well done. Of course in a wider sense of a dadaist meaning of meow it could mean,
am and tuna fish catnip
I a love tuna fish and catnip
I am a and catnip
am a and love fish and catnip
am feline and tuna catnip
am a and love tuna catnip meow

“That was very clever Tabby. Did you write that all on your own?”

“No I found a dada poem generator on my pawpad.”

“Isn’t that cheating?”

“Since when does the word “Cheat” exist in meow. In the book of Bastet, chapter 803, verse 24, it says “felines do not cheat, they take what they need regardless of the needs of others.”

“Oh, I see, but not quite.”

“Err Fluffy, you are eating my portion of tuna fish.”

“You don’t have a portion Tabby. I am a feline and take what I need, regardless.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Symmetry

Daily Feline Prompt: The Happy Feline Wanderer

What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?

Tabby

“Just one paw before the other, that is my travel style. What about you Fluffy?”

“More or less the same Tabby, but as I do not see anything I use my nose together with the paws to smell the way. I do not get this itinerary and schedule thing, is that something human?”

“Seems to be Fluffy, we just go where the senses take us. I remember a memorable walk last year I could have wandered for hours, it was such fun. At every turn in the path there was a mouse hole, or an interesting bird just waiting to be pounced on. I could have stayed all night.”

“Ah yes, I remember that one Tabby. That was when Mrs. Human got all sort of worked up and went on a search for you. She seemed to be quite worried, but I think she found you eventually.”

“Yes, I remember. I actually thought Mrs. Human wanted to join in with me, like a game of stalking each other. I saw her approach and so I dived further into the bushes. She was calling Tabby and that funny whistling noise she makes, as if she thought I would suddenly appear. Of course I ignored her as I had just discovered another mouse nest.”

“But I think she found you.”

“No Fluffy, I found her. We don’t want her to think that I came running because she was getting all worked up and worried. I decided it was time to go home as I was feeling hungry and then she saw me. She thought she was guiding me back home, but actually I was leading.”

“She seemed happy to see you again Tabby and she even rewarded us with a plate of our favourite meal, tuna fish.”

“Of course she did Fluffy, that was part of the plan.”

Daily Feline Prompt: the Happy Feline Wanderer

Daily Feline Prompt: The Feline Moon

When the full moon happens, you turn into a feline who’s the opposite of who you normally are. Describe this new you.

Nera moon

“Look Fluffy, it’s Nera.”

“Hi Nera, nice to see you. How’s life errrr well, you know what we mean.”

“Yea, well what’s life? Anyhow I feel great, couldn’t feel better. Bastet let me out as it is full moon. She finds that the full moon is just made for felines living their tenth life. Anything new in the earthly feline fields?”

“Well you know it’s that time of year when we all have Spring feelings, like sleeping outside at night and chasing flies and other insects. Mrs. Human plants things in the garden which disturbs our territory, but what can you expect from a mere human. No consideration.”

“Yes Tabby, I know what you mean. I have quite a lot to do at the moment, introducing all the freshly born mice into the corn chambers and showing them the ropes, but their parents keep telling them to avoid felines. I don’t know what they have against us felines.”

“I must say Nera, you look good with that moon in the background. Really mysterious.”

“Thanks Fluffy, you should here my special full moon meow – MEOWWWWWW”

“What’s that screeching, sounds like a meow from the underworld.”

“No problem Mrs. Human, it is Nera paying us a visit. Look how great she looks with the moon in the background. Mrs. Human, Mrs. Human. Fluffy what shall we do, she has fainted.”

“Oh, she always faints when she sees Nera.”

“No problem felines, I have that effect when humans see me. Something to do with my transparency and my glowing eyes, so Bastet tells me.”

“Do you all look like that in your dimension Nera?”

“Yes, something to do with the atmospherics. Anyhow I should go, Mrs. Human is recovering and we don’t want her to faint again.”

“Tabby, Fluffy, did I see Nera hovering in front of the moon? Was she making those hollow meow sounds.”

“No, No Mrs. Human, must have been your imagination.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Feline Moon

Daily Feline Prompt: The Human Menagerie

Do you have humans in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?

Me, resting during a walk

“Very good Tabby, did you want to show Mr. Human as well.”

“No Fluffy, I don’t think so, Mr. Human took the photo of Mrs. Human. I am sure we will get bonus points for that photo of an adorable animal photo. Mrs. Human at her best, relaxing and doing one of those human smiles which we felines find superfluous, but it will do.”

“But our feline prompt asks what do our animals mean to us.”

“No problem Fluffy. They open our tins of tuna fish, fill our dish with vitamin enriched pellets and keep our water bowls full, although they are still in training with the water. They have the impression that water from a tap is ideal. They have not yet realised that for our dainty feline palette we need something more exquisite. I see they sell bottled mineral water in the local supermarket from France.”

“Shall I order a few bottles online on my pawpad Tabby?”

“Yes do that. Use your Pawvisa card.”

“Done, another correction to the human treatment routine. I think you forgot something with the animals in our lives. They also empty our feline tray and clear away the furballs.”

“Yes Fluffy, what could be better. A perfect feline environment with human slaves in our life.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Human Menagerie

Daily Feline Prompt: The Pawing System

If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter?

The chicken

“Ok Tabby, you can have a chicken, but give me a tuna fish in exchange.”

“First of all Fluffy, how do you want to catch the chicken, and how will you get a tuna fish. Chickens are too big for your paws and tuna fish only exists in tins and Bastet is still working on the paw friendly tin opener.”

“Oh, you mean I have to deliver the real thing. I though it was a human thing, exchanging picture cards.”

“Fluffy, we are felines, we do not exchange picture cards. Do you see picture cards hanging on my wall? No, but you might see a few remnants of a devoured bird or mouse, if I happen to be lucky enough to catch one. Unfortunately as the years go bye, my reactions are not what they used to be, and as you do not see, it would be very difficult to work on such a system.”

“I don’t see, but I can smell and I feel the vibrations when livestock is nearby. With my special pawpad for blind felines (what’s blind?) I can collect my pictures online by feeling the outlines. I know, let’s ask Roschti, the ginger tom next door, if he has something to barter with?”

“Fluffy you have some strange ideas, but that is one of the strangest up to now. We do not talk with inferior felines and especially not with Roschti. The only thing Roschti might barter is a paw swipe and scratch, which I would only be too happy to exchange with him.”

“But Tabby, the last time you saw Roschti you ran away, so I don’t think even a feline fight would happen. And he is such a nice cat. I am sure he would let us have a tin of tuna fish for some catnip.”

“So am I Fluffy, but you see Roschti knows that the paw friendly tin opener has not yet been invented by Bastet, (may the gods inspire him) and so that would be typical Roschti. We would watch as he gets high on our best quality catnip and he would snigger behind his paws as we try to open the tin.”

“You mean bartering will not work.”

“Fluffy forget it. Play with your pictures and I will count my missed chances of kill in sleep.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Pawing System

Daily Feline Prompt: Bookfeline

Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination.

Tabby

“Write a book – forget it. I do not have the time or the inclination.”

“Same here Tabby. What shall we write about, perhaps our life story.”

“Fluffy I cannot remember what I did five minutes ago, so I really do not know how I would write the story of my life.”

“I am sure there must be some interesting details. The first bird you caught, the first mouse.”

“More the first tin of tuna fish Mrs. Human opened”

“That’s it Tabby, the title. “My life with a tin of Tuna fish”.”

“No Fluffy, more “How to open a tin with paws and claws”, now that would be a best seller.”

“Definitely Tabby, I am sure we could write that.”

“Ok Fluffy, you start.”

“Err, yes well where shall I start.”

“Tell everyone how you do it.”

“That’s the problem Tabby, I have not yet discovered how to do it, have you?”

“Of course not Fluffy. If I did I would be famous, my book would be a best seller. The blurb would read “Tabby feline tells us all about opening tins with the paw friendly tin opener. You will be amazed, upload it onto your Pawpads, now available from Amazon Felines Incorporated. The sequel follows soon “How to repair broken claws”.

“Do you think it will be a best seller Tabby?”

“Definitely, it will be worthy of a Pulitzer Paw Prize.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Bookfeline

Daily Feline Prompt: Ring of Tuna Fish

Do you love hot and spicy foods or do you avoid them for fear of what tomorrow might bring?

Tabby eating

“Pass me the cat nip Fluffy.”

“Just a pinch or a paw full?”

“Just a claw full. Where’s the tarragon?”

“Next to the vitamin pellets. What would you like to drink with it Tabby?”

“I think I will take a bowl of water, Grand Cru, preferably cooled.”

“I think you will have to wait for the water Tabby. It is only room temperature. I just heard Mrs. Human flush the toilet.”

“That would be ideal. Has she gone, is the door open to the toilet. Will quickly have a taste. Yes, that is perfect. What about you Fluffy? Is your food to your taste?”

“No problem Tabby. I prefer to take the cat nip after the meal, but as a hors d’oevre I like a spoonful of yogurt mixed with a little tuna sauce.”

“Really, yes I also like that, although I actually prefer tuna sauce pure and stirred, not shaken.”

“But tuna mixed with yogurt gives it such a creamy touch, a delicacy for the feline taste buds. Look Tabby outside, a mouse just walked across the garden.”

“Forget the dish of pellets, the tuna and the water. A mouse? Come on Fluffy, let’s go. How shall we have it served with or without?”

“I don’t care Tabby, if it moves kill it according to Bastet’s famous words, Chapter 2, verse 1.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Ring of Tuna Fish

Daily Feline Prompt: The Pawdom of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So paw one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

Fluffy helping to stick football photos

“I remember when I tried to do a list for the Football cards Mrs. Human was collecting, but it didn’t work.”

“Of course it didn’t Fluffy, because we felines have no interest in Football. Have you ever seen a feline playing football Fluffy?”

“But Tabby, you sometimes kick a fluffy ball around when Mrs. Human throws it.”

“That is just to humour the humans and make them feel successful. Do you really think that a sensible intelligent feline would kick a ball around? Of course, we might make an exception if it is stuffed with catnip.”

“Of course Tabby. Ok then No. 1 is catnip.”

“No. 1?”

“On my list. No. 2 is definitely tuna fish and No. 3 fresh bird, No. 4 being fresh mouse. I suppose I could put freshly caught butterfly at No. 5.”

“Fluffy, we felines do not make lists. We do not need lists. We pounce when the paw is hot and do not dither making lists.”

“I was just trying to organise things.”

“Fluffy we are organised and do not have to organise. In Chapter 101, verse 24 in the Book of Bastet it stands “Felines do not organise, they have humans that will do the organising.Train your human daily. Humans are fallible, they are not so perfect as felines and make mistakes. It is the duty of the feline to point the human in the right direction. A slight scratch or hiss are recommended.”

“Ok Tabby, then no lists. It is a human thing and thus below our dignity.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Pawdom of a List

Daily Feline Prompt: Polite Feline Company

“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with felines you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

Mr. Grey

“Look Tabby, that’s Mr. Grey. I havn’t seen him for a long while.”

“He moved away Fluffy. his slave decided to live somewhere else and Mr. Grey went with them.”

“He was a nice cat, I remember the days we would have some interesting discussions with him.”

“True Fluffy, he always saw paw to paw with us. He would hunt the same birds, the same mice and even share his food with us.”

“He got on very well with Nera.”

“Yes I know, I think he was the only feline that ever got on well with Nera. They would have many discussions on politics.”

“What’s politics Tabby?”

“That’s something like organising your territory and keeping other felines out.”

“You mean like spitting, scratching, paw swipes and chasing the invaders away, accompanied with some spraying symbols.”

“Yes, Fluffy, something like that. The humans do it as well, but more refined. They might throw an egg, or shout and they have things could armies that do all the fighting. They call it politics.”

“I don’t think I would like politics. I don’t like eggs and I have never seen a feline army.”

“Of course you haven’t, we felines do our own thing for I, me and myself, we don’t do armies.”

“But it might be a good idea if we throw things.”

“What do you want to throw Fluffy?”

“I don’t want to throw anything, but the other felines could throw some tuna fish perhaps. I like tuna fish.”

“Somehow I don’t think you have got the meaning of this prompt Fluffy.”

“But we could discuss religion.”

“There is nothing to discuss Fluffy. We have Bastet. Do you know any other gods?”

“No not really, except for us.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Polite Feline Company

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