Daily Feline Post: In the feline Summertime

If it’s autumn or winter where you live, what are you most looking forward to doing next summer? If it’s spring or summer where you are, what has been the highlight of the season so far for you?

Fluffy

“Fluffy what are you fiddling around with in your fur`”

“Tabby, I am looking for the zip to my fur coat.2

“Felines do not have zips to their fur coats, we keep them on all the time. I know some felines, like those of the Selkirk rex sort, seem to lose their fur now and again on the legs, reminding of a chicken ready for a roasting session, but at the moment you seem to have all the fur in the right place.”

“”Tabby I would be happy to be a plucked chicken at the moment. It is too hot outside, I want to take my fur coat off.”

“Fluffy, we keep our fur coats all through the year.”

“Of course Tabby, that is typical. You just have short fur, a quick scratch and rub and a sleep in the shade does it for you. Imagine how it is with my luxury fur coat, it is a built in heating system.”

“You sound like my departed sister Nera, she was always complaining in Summer because of the heat. Since she progressed to the eternal corn chambers on her 10th life, it seems that things have cooled down.”

“Of course Tabby, she is now sheltered from the heat of the sun.”

“Go inside Fluffy and find a cool place to sleep. Just a minute what do you think you are doing with Mrs. Human’s refrigerator, shut the door.”

“You said to find a cool place and that is ideal, between the Cola bottles and the milk.”

“I do not think that is the idea Fluffy, that would be overdoing it.”

“But it is ideal, or just a moment, I think it would be nice and cool in the bathroom with all those tiles, but the ideal solution would be to have a zip.”

“Fluffy, there is no zip so like it or lump it.”

“Typical Tabby, only thinks of herself, but I suppose that is what we felines are made of.”

Daily Feline Post: In the feline summertime

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Generation XYZ

Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them?

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“Don’t they look sweet Tabby, two mini us.”

“Forget it Fluffy, they are more trouble than they are worth.”

“But we were kittens once.”

“I know and I am glad I have it behind me. There were four us us hanging on the milk tap if we were lucky to find one. Our mum was busy all the time licking our fur and searching for us.”

“Yes, I remember Tabby, our mum was just the same. There were also four of us kittens and our dad used to watch us all the time.”

“You had a dad?”

“Of course Tabby, all felines have a dad.”

“Yes, I had one, but I think he only met our mum for a few minutes and he was never seen again.”

“That was probably because your species did not belong to a regular breed.”

“I beg your pardon. The Tabby feline race is the original breed.”

“I know, but we Selkirk Rex are something special, an exclusive race.”

“Exclusive my paw. The name says it *Rex” which means a fluke of nature. I have never seen a feline with curly whiskers like corkscrews that fall off as soon as they reach a decent length, not to mention the curly fur and the mini deadlock hairstyle on top of the head.”

“But we are special Tabby, people pay more money for us, especially if we have a pedigree. Our family goes back many generations and probably our bloodline began with Miss DePesto.”

“Who?”

“Yes, she arrived somewhere in America in a litter and they discovered that she had something special and so her descendants all had something special.”

“You mean the dreadlocks are something special.?”

“Yes, that is our trademark Tabby.”

“That is nothing compared to my trade mark. What feline can be proud of having a McDonalds “M” on its forehead. So enough Fluffy. Let us be glad that we have no screaming kittens to look after with their eternal craving for milk.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Generation XYZ

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Group think

Write a post that includes dialogue between two people — other than you. (For more of a challenge, try three or more people.)

Tabby

“Tabby, where are you?”

“Fluffy, not so loud. I have found a quiet repose in the garden for some meditation.”

“What are you meditating Tabby?”

“It is far too complicated for you to fathom Fluffy. Just leave me to meditate.”

“But you are sitting in Mrs. Human’s herb garden and you know how fussy she is when a leaf gets broken.”

“As the Australian feline Poet Pamcat Brown said “cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause the most inconvenience”.

“Of course Tabby, very wise. Can I join you?”

“No Fluffy, you will interrupt my paths of meditation.”

“But I can meditate with you.”

“About The Meaning of Life, I don’t think so Fluffy.”

“But the champion feline wrestler Arnold Katzenegger once said “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer and above all to keep an eye on the birds.”

“Fluffy you have convinced me, there is room just beneath the rosemary branches, but don’t sniff too much, it might go to the head and we don’t want your deadlocks to go straight do we?”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Group Think

Daily Feline Prompt: Celebrate Good Times Feline Style

You receive some wonderful, improbable, hoped-for good news. How do you celebrate?

Fluffy in the living room

“Fluffy that is not one of your best photos.”

“I know, it was a bad fur day, but Mrs. Human said it would be a good photo to show my Selkirk Rex details.”

“And did she win a prize for the photo?”

“I don’t think so. We can be glad when she doesn’t do one of those stupid photoshop photo of us with silly party hats perched between our ears. That is so embarrassing and we are the joke of the neighbourhood.

Are we going to celebrate today?”

“Do what Fluffy? Since when do we felines have celebrations, it is beneath our dignity, or did someone see that the ginger tom from next door decided to leave. That would be something worth celebrating, that tom prowls around all the time sticking his whiskers and paws into stuff that has nothing to do with him. I wish his human slave would put a few photos of him in Internet with a silly hat, and perhaps glasses. He would never be taken serious again.”

“I know what we could do Tabby, we could have a sleep or two to celebrate waking up again.”

“Now that is a good idea Fluffy. I can even hear the magical sound of the tin opener coming from Mrs. Human’s kitchen, meaning that we can enhance our celebration after the sleep with a delicious meal of tuna fish.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Celebrate good times feline style

Daily Feline Prompt: Take it from my whiskers

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?

Large pigeons

“Look Tabby, I smell monster pigeons.”

“Where, how, what, show them to me. Wow, I could make a meal on those wings.”

“The problem might be to coax them to give themselves up.”

“No problem, I would charm them with my meow.”

“It didn’t work Tabby, they flew away.”

“Do you think I was a little too loud.”

“Probably, even the crows disappeared from their trees.”

“And I was only following the wise words of Napoleon Whisker Bonapaw. He said “One cat that meows makes more noise than ten thousand who are silent” which I decided was the springing point in the strategy of my pigeon attack.”

“Yes, but Tabby, Napoleon Bonapaw did not fight pigeons. He was in danger of losing a battle against the invading Persian cats and although he was a small cat, being of the Munchking breed and always carrying his special attacking paw hidden beneath his fur, he was mighty in his thoughts and no pigeon would have stood a chance. Unfortunately he lost the Battle of Tunaloo, fighting over the rights to distribute the tins of tuna fish, and so he was exiled on the Isle of Dogs in the River Thames Estuary.”

“Oh what a terrible fate Fluffy, to be put on an island surrounded by dogs.”

“I think he managed to escape to the Isle of Man eventually, although he was always treated as an outsider.”

“But the Isle of Man is in the Irish Sea Fluffy, so I am sure he was protected.”

“He was, but he was the only feline with a tail. All the cats on the Isle of Man, known as Manx, do not have tails.”

“Where did you get that great knowledge Fluffy.”

“It is all in the introduction to the Book of Bastet: the feline world history.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Take it from my whiskers

Daily Feline Prompt: The Golden Feline Hour

6:00AM: the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3:00AM bedtime?

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“Tabby, are you sleeping?”

“Of course I am sleeping Fluffy, just don’t bother me.”

“But the daily prompt says that 6.00 a.m. is the best hour of the day.”

“Fluffy, we felines do not have hours, or days, we exist as the great feline philosopher Tennesse cat on the roof Williams said “Time is the longest distance between two meows” and he really knew what he was talking about, so enjoy your sleep while you can. 6.00 is the best hour of the day for me as it is then that I begin my sleep for a few hours.”

“But the day is beginning Tabby.”

“Exactly, and so is my sleep. Don’t forget I keep watch through the night in case anything might happen.”

“And did something happen.”

“I am not sure, I am still thinking about it. There was a feline meeting on the field and I joined in. We were discussing the night being actually a day without sunshine. I found that very sensible and now I am sleeping through a day with sunshine, it is all very logical.”

“I can’t quite follow Tabby, but when I think about it, I sleep 23 hours in any case and spend the 24th hour looking for a place to sleep.”

“Exactly Fluffy, that is the meaning of a feline life. Sleep when you can and enjoy it. You have to wake up to eat, so make the most of sleep.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Golden Feline Hour

Daily Feline Prompt: Meow Tape Masterpiece

You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song.

Mr. Grey, Nera and Fluffy

“That’s an old photo Fluffy.”

“It’s a group photo from 2008. I think you were having one of your numerous sleeping sessions at the time Tabby. It says we make a new friend, so I thought I would show Mr. Grey on the left who moved away with his human.”

“Fluffy, we tolerated Mr. Grey, he was a permanent visitor as I think his telepathic brain waves were compatible to Nera and they had many intellectual conversations on the status of the feline world in relationship to the slaves of the human section of our world.”

“I thought Mr. Grey was OK, almost a friend.”

“A what? Fluffy how often do I have to remind you that the word “friend” does not exist in meow. As Paw Jim Morrison said “A friend is someone who gives you a dish of tuna fish to be yourself”.

“I am not sure about that one Tabby, although I always like a dish of tuna fish. What about doing a mixed tape for the kittens.”

“A mixed tape of what Fluffy.”

“Of meow chants of course. I heard that The Rolling Paws have a new song “Oh to be a tom cat on a moonlit night doing what all tom cats do on moonlit nights.”

“Typical Mick Jagpaw, he has a one track mind, although I did like the song “Brown catnip” it had a real punch. He had quite a success with that one.”

“That was only because he was giving free samples with the tape.”

“Brown catnip, how come you meow so good
Brown catnip, getting high like I should.”

“Tabby are you singing.”

“Just singing myself to sleep Fluffy.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Meow Tape Masterpiece