Daily Feline Prompt: Pawsteps


“Mrs. Human are we visiting the vet or some other sort of horror trip?”

“No Tabby, I was just cleaning your paws for a photo.”

“A photo of my paws? That is a good idea I can enter the photo in the  “Best paws of the week” site in Pawbook.”

“Today’s theme is Pawsteps, so I though a photo of your paws would be ideal. After all they have carried you over many stones and paths.”

“Yes, and don’t forget the scratching posts I have used. My paw marks are everywhere, they are the proof that it is all my territory.”

“I thought you shared the scratching posts with the other felines in the area.?”

“Another one of those strange ideas that humans have. The origins of the human language leave a lot to the imagination. “to be human is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of territory” said one of our great feline ministers Winston Cathill. And the word share does not exist in meow of course. Another great use of our paws is the feline scratch, almost a religious ceremony. Each tic, bug, parasite, flea is removed by the usage of a paw.”

“I didn’t realise it was so special, I though it was just a question of keeping clean.”

“Do not insult me Mrs. Human. A scratch in the right place is a benefit to every fur. If it itches, then scratch and all problems are solved. Of course the evacuation of a tic that has begun to feed on us can be problematic, but even that is overcome by a strong swipe of the back paw.”

“Although if I tread on one it tends to made a mess on the floor.”

“That is your problem Mrs. Human, I do the preliminary work and you clear it up afterwards. And now for something more appetising. I think it time for my evening supper. Just a bowl of tuna fish garnished with some catnip and dill seeds will be enough, but this time can you strain the juice and put it in a separate saucer. It would facilitate the slurping action of my tongue. Did I tell you why a feline tongue is so useful Mrs. Human?”

“No, Tabby, and to be quite honest, I really do not want to know.”

 Daily Feline Prompt: Pawsteps

9 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Pawsteps

  1. Dear Tabby, Canine paws are useful, too. However, we don’t use them for grooming or washing our faces. We use them for digging holes in case we just want to dig some holes for no reason known to any earthly creature except Bear who digs a lot of holes and no one knows why. Our paws are good for filling with mud and going into the house where our human will clean them, Bear’s paws, because they are muddy from digging holes. Mindy’s paws are very useful for collecting balls of wet snow that then freeze into ice. As you see, our paws are great things particularly for annoying our human. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      We felines do not dig, we cover and camouflage. We are the artists of the animal world. Even the male of the species does not dig, he sprays. Fluffy was very good at spraying although Mrs. Human was not happy as he always chose her pampas grass and she said it begun to smell if the sun was out. I did not find it smelt, it was perfume to my nose.

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      • Dear Tabby, Canine digging has nothing to do with leaving scent markers. For that the male canines also spray. I’m very good at it. My human calls me “Baryshnikov” whatever that means. In this way I have claimed and protected the property line from intrusion by hostiles. I think my little sister digs big holes just because she enjoys it. Yours always, Dusty T. Dog

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  2. Digging is the assigned work of dogs everywhere. Tunnels, trenches, and deep holes that go halfway to China. But cats, now they recognize that a little hole can serve their needs as well as a larger ditch. But, Tabby, you can’t wait until it fills with water, turns to mud, then ROLL in it, now can you. Well, maybe that really IS a dog thing.

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    • Dogs seem to be the architects of the underworld. It is something like The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. We felines are the Eloi and the canines probably the Morlocks. We stay above ground protecting our territory and the dogs make sure that no-one sneaks up on us from below. Perhaps it is better that way, it avoids conflict situations and the landscape remains even. We felines cover and the dogs dig, almost Ying and Yang.


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