Daily Feline Prompt: Beyond the Whiskers

When was the last time you did something completely new and out of your element? How was it? Will you do it again?

Tabby hiding in the bath

“Tabby what are you doing in that big water holder for humans. I think it is called a bath, although I understand bath as being something else.”

“I know what you mean Fluffy. A bath is a outstretched tongue travelling over the fur and now and again finding something that does not belong there.”

“You mean like foreign bodies and such. I often find a lot of loose fur that I have to remove. Mrs. Human says she notices it when she empties the cat tray.”

“She notices everything. So leave me to think about things in this bath.”

“But baths are not for thinking, they are for something human called washing. I am sure humans could save having a bath when they would follow our example with a quick lick.”

“Wouldn’t work Tabby, human tongues are not designed for a wash.”

“Then what good are they?”

“No idea Tabby, I think it is something to do with talking and eating.”

“Aha, but they don’t even use their tongues for drinking. I am sure humans have a constructional defect.”

“Of course they do, we should pity them. Not everyone can be as perfect as we felines.”

“So now for a quiet cool moment in this bath thing. Time to think about something completely different.”

“We felines don’t do different Tabby, we do the same.”

“Sorry, Fluffy, the prompt was misleading. So let’s do the same. Is the dish filled with tuna? I heard the sound of a tin opener.”

“Yes Tabby, time to go, but don’t scratch the bath thing, Mrs. Human does not like feline scratches on her clean bath.”

“No problem, I will just lick over them and no-one will see them.So let’s go, its tuna fish time.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Beyond the Whiskers

7 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Beyond the Whiskers

    • Not Tabby, she is too sly. Nera had bath once with her long fur and snail sleeping quarters. We were gladiators armed with soap water and strong scratch proof gloves. She did not like it.

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  1. I remember giving baths to flea infested kittens back in the 80s. Heavy gloves, kittens at arm’s length. Much howling, hissing and urination in fear (them not us). Glad not to be doing that now or ever again.

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  2. Dear Tabby and Fluffy — I hate baths, too. I had ONE. I was still a puppy and my pal, Lily, and I found something interesting outside and Lily decided to hunt it. Well it sprayed us with something awful that stung my face. Our human discovered this when we went in for breakfast. That was my first and last bath. A mysterious concoction of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and water she delivered on the back patio and THEN Lily and I could not come in the house for a whole day. I know that bath and torture mean the same thing. Like you, I am very careful to use my tongue to keep myself clean. Mindy does the same, but she says she’s had MANY baths and she likes them. Yours in anti-bath solidarity, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Being a short haired Tabby feline, I don’t have a big problem with my fur. Nera had all sorts of strange things in her fur and had to have a hair cut at the vets every year (under aneasthetic).Fluffy what about you? I am just Fluffy which explains it all. We Selkirk rex have fur like cotton wool mixed with silk. Mrs. Human does not like it when there are deposits on the carpet.

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      • Hmmm Pretty similar to Mindy and me. I have short fur, but Mindy has long, silky, curly fur. It gets clumps and our human goes at them with scissors. Mindy doesn’t care because she’s the calmest dog who ever existed. Yours forever in grooming challenges, Dusty T. Dog

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