Daily Feline Prompt.: Sniff you later

Felines have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you

Close to Tabby

“It’s all in the whiskers Fluffy.”

“You mean smell, of course. Who needs eyes when you can smell it. I could find a mouse miles away just by smelling it. This morning Roschti the ginger tom from next door walked through our territory, I could smell him. He has a funny smell, different to mine.”

“Fluffy of course he smells different, he is one of the other sort. By the way Mrs. Human seems to get annoyed when you mark your territory.”

“But all felines mark their territory.”

“Wrong: only male felines mark their territory, the problem being that you mark it on a different plant each time.”

“I like to keep a wide range of markings. You never know.”

“But Mrs. Human does know and she finds her wonderful perfumed garden does not smell so nice when you have done your spraying work.”

“She is very fussy. I would not mind if she did some spraying as well. That would underline the fact that it is all ours.”

“Humans don’t spray, at least not in the garden.”

“Humans are funny creatures.”

“I know Fluffy, but we should show consideration to the subordinate species. When they spray they call it cleaning with strange liquids. She even washes our food bowls every day, something to do with hygiene.”

“What’s hygiene?”

“It’s a human word, does not exist in meow, but I think it has something to do with a substitute for a tongue.”

“But they have tongues as well.”

“I know, but they use them to form something called words.”

“Ahh, I see, what a waste. I prefer to have a lick with my tongue. Did I tell you what I found in my fur yesterday?”

“No Fluffy, and to be quite honest I do not want to know. Go to sleep, that is safer.”

Daily Feline Post: Smell you later

3 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt.: Sniff you later

  1. Dear Tabby and Fluffy, Dogs also have very adept olfactory senses. My human gets a little upset when I mark my territory, too, especially on some of her plants. I have heard a good story about a dog and a human in a territory marking competition. My human once had a roommate (Swiss guy) who came back from Switzerland and unpacked, throwing his clothes all over the floor in his room. My human’s companion, Lupo T. Wolf, didn’t like the guy much and when he saw the guy’s stuff all over the floor, Lupo marked every bit of clothing — very careful not to let any of his scent get on the furniture or carpet since they belonged to his human. My human watched this and thought it was hilarious. When the roommate came home, my human told him what Lupo T. Wolf had done. The roommate said, “What should I do?” My human said, “I don’t know. Go pee in the yard?” Later she says she looked out the kitchen window and the roommate was marking Lupo T. Dog’s territory. I think it’s an urban legend. Yours forever, Dusty T. Dog

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