Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behaviour you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?
“That is a human thing, we felines have no sins. We are innocent, sweet, kind and industrious. We think only of the others”
“Really Tabby. What others?”
“I me and myself of course. This whole prompt is more for humans. The only thing I find unacceptable is the bag of vitamin pellets you buy to feed me. Yes, the 8th deadly human sin is “feeding felines with vitamin pellets.”.
“But we mean it well Tabby. We want our felines to be healthy and without illness without vitamine deficiency. We look after you and take you regularly to the vet to ensure that you stay healthy.”
“Sin No, 9 Mrs. Human. Never take your feline to the vet without feline permission.”
“But you never give me permission.”
“That is why you should add this as a sin to the human list. We do not want to go to the vet. Did Bastet go to the ve? No, and Bastet survived without jabs and things that are good for you. A good mouse or bird meal is enough.
“But Bastet lived in ancient Egypt and there were no vets.”
“Of course not, we were immortal, worshipped as gods, and of course sin free.”
“What about the protection of your territory. You attack the other felines if they put a paw on a blade of grass that you have marked.”
“Of course, it is a matter of respect. If your next door neighbour planted an apple tree in your garden what would you do?”
“I would point out that it is my garden and he should at least ask before planting the tree. If he refuses, I tell the police.”
“You see how complicated humans are. The feline next door decides to mark my grass. I hiss I scratch and then……”
“And then the feline next door retaliates with a hiss and a paw swipe.”
“Yes, Mrs. Human, we have our own way of settling things, we do not need police.”
“But what about the part where you run away and charge through the cat flap.”
“That is not the point Mrs. Human, I was just exlplainig how organised we felines are.”
“Oh, I see. You run away and we discuss it.”