Daily Prompt: Ripped from the Feline Headlines

Head to your favorite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article. 

cat food

“Tabby, I have some bad news for you.”

“What has happened Mrs. Human? The canines are taking over?”

“No Tabby, nothing like that, canines were always in charge.”

“I beg your pardon! Were they gods, were they buried with the pharaohs in the pyraminds, embalmed to ensure their afterlife in the Eternal Corn chambers. Were they burnt with witches to arise again to conquer the world? No Mrs Human, you are wrong about those canines, although I must admit they are good at burying bones. Just a shame that they forget where they put them. Meow Meow.”

“Tabby, stop meowing behind your paw. Something much more serious has happened. In the online news of “Cat Lovers Everywhere” It seems an act of sabotage has been performed on the production plant of the healthy vitamins pellet feline food. The machines are broken, no longer working. They say that supplies only last for a week and then there will be no more pellets for at least half a year.”

“Only half a year? They didn’t do a good job on the destruction.”

“Who didn’t Tabby. What do you know.”

“Me? I know nothing, I am just a harmless little Tabby cat that is glad for every vitamins filled pellet that arrives in the dish of course.”

“I just read further. It seems that three suspicious cats were seen pawing their way from the factory.”

“But we cats are not so clever as to explode a machine, although we might be able to change the computer programme on the machine with our telepathic brain waves: just a twinge here and there and the machine gets a short circuit and whoosh, no more pellet threats to the Kingdom of feline power. Down with vitamins pellets. Viva tuna fish.”

“Err, Tabby, could it be that you had something to do with this act of sabotage – just asking.”

“Who me, never. Ask Butch or Roschti, perhaps they might know something, although I think they are both enjoying their dish of tuna fish at the moment, after all there is nothing else to eat. What a shame, a life of tuna fish, oh dear.”


“Yes please Mr. Human, but perhaps you could serve some catnip as well as a side dish to the tuna.”

Daily Prompt: Ripped from the Feline Headlines

5 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Ripped from the Feline Headlines

  1. We are eternally searching for a dog food that they will like and be good for them. I have a 35 lb. bag of Diamond Lamb and Rice Adult in the closet. I hope they like it because 35 lbs is a lot of anything, even with three canines and I’m pretty sure Garry and I are not going to eat the leftovers 🙂

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    • When I had all three cats I would buy a 10 kilo bag (about 100 Swiss francs) which would last about a month. I now notice that it was Nera who ate the most I usually get chicken flavour Now I just get a 5 Kilo bag as I only have Tabby.


  2. Dear Tabby, My human brought home a bag like that for my little sister a couple of months ago. My little sister LOVED it. Hmmm…. Never had it myself. Did you felines really form a terrorist group and break the factory? Yours always and forever, Dusty T. Dog. P.S. My human had roast beef for supper. I heard her explaining this to my little sister. Very odd. Of course, my human gave me some. 🙂

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    • We are not terrorists just politically inspired. We are very democratic as long as we say how it should be done. The first years of my life taking over Mrs. Human’s place I did not know that there was real food with fleshy bits. That was a so-called treat it seems. My culinary education was completed when I met my first mouse and bird. Then there was no stopping me. Vitamine pellets became just a side dish.

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