Daily Feline Prompt: Just Another Feline Day

Our days are organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?

Tabby having a wash

Are you insinuating that all my days repeat themselves? Of course not, every day has a different purpose and meaning, I love variety. Today I awoke and jumped onto my four paws and had my daily thought. Eat and visit the great outdoors. Unfortunately I only found a dish of dehydrated vitamin pellets. Mrs. Human could perhaps change her routine and arise an hour earlier to fill my dish with fresh meat or fish, garnished perhaps with a twig of catnip. That would be something completely different and break the monotony of my day. I checked to see if there was fresh water in my outside dish. There was none. These humans really only think of themselves and never spare a thought on a poor neglected Tabby feline.

I decided to call Mrs. Human. After a few minutes she arrived, wiping the sleep out of her eyes. I pointed selectively with my paw at my water bowl, filled with the remaining dregs of yesterday and hissed. She went immediately into action, saying things like “Poor Tabby” and “I am so sorry Tabby, I was still in bed” and she filled my water bowl with fresh water. I made a reminder to intensify my human training programme, they are becoming slow in reacting.

Now I decided to do something completely different. I selected a comfortable position on the human bed and began to wash myself. After food and drink, it revives the circulation. Generally I begin with the tummy fur, but this time decided to wash the remainders of breakfast away from my face. With a paw lick I wiped across my whiskers, my face and naturally behind the ears. I paid particular attention to the mouth, we cannot have other felines smelling what I had for breakfast. It is shameful enough to eat the pellets, the others do not have to know.

And now, my favourite daily ritual. I circled three times, sank, put my head down and closed my eyes. You think I was sleeping? Of course i was, you can never get enough sleep. I planned to wake again some time at the human midday to see if something new had arrived in my dish.

Yes, a feline day is full of excitement.

Daily Feline Prompt: Just Another Feline Day

14 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Just Another Feline Day

  1. Oh, the joys of the daily routine with cats! We definitely have a daily routine during the weekdays of feeding time (5am). I feel bad when I try to sleep in on the weekends — which means that I’m usually up by 6:30 or 7 to not throw off their feeding routine too much. Oh, what we do for our feline friends!

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  2. Dear Tabby, My little sister gets very fancy food made of bison and venison. I got some of it today. Mindy would kill to get some of that, I think, but she has to eat food for elderly chubby dogs. it’s all vitamin pellets but apparently there’s an assortment. We like roast beef, however. Have you tried it? Yours forever and always, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      I will have to have a few words with Mrs. Human, I only get the tuna fish flavoured pellets. What is a bison? Is it bigger than me and can I carry it home in my teeth? I have never seen one here. I will tell Mrs. Human that Dusty has roast beef pellets, just to make her jealous. I will perhaps whine a little and say that even dogs are treated better than a feline which was once a god. I wonder if that will do the trick. Mrs. Human said I am also now elderly, she did not actually say chubby, but made a remark that the vet said I had put on weight.
      A feline life is a hard life, but we survive – Purrs from Tabby

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      • Hmmm, Mindy is elderly and she’s chubby, but not as chubby as she was. Our human got her special food but since Mindy likes to eat anything (and I mean ANYTHING) so I can’t say she liked it better than her former food. Bison is very large. My human says there are some in the zoo in Zürich but I don’t think you want to go see them. I saw some last summer — they are a lot like cows. Mindy has slimmed down a lot because she likes going on walks with my little sister and me. She doesn’t walk very fast and sometimes our human almost drags her, but she always wants to go. I love her because she’s my sister, but she’s a weirdo. Yours always, Dusty T. Dog

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        • Such is the fate of a canine I suppose. I am very particular about what I eat, Mrs. Human is not, but one of the human mistakes. She thinks I should only eat what is good for me, but she does not know what is good for me. You mean Bison are bigger than cows, then I shall have to put chopped bison on Mrs. Human’s shopping list.

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  3. My dogs are as excited every day at mealtime, for every biscuit and leftover, and for each homecoming as they were the very first time they experienced it. Cats are non-chalant. Far too cool to display obvious excitement, but I think they are secretly just as thrilled. They are just being cool 🙂

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