Daily Feline Prompt: Paw Writing

Cat footprints in the snow

“What’s that Tabby?”

“That’s a message Mrs. Human, I thought I would paw today’s prompt with some original paw prints.”

“But I cannot read it.”

“Of course you can, in the kitten paw class I was the best. They all knew what I was pawing.”

“But I am a human Tabby and so are the readers and they cannot read meow.”

“Of course, how silly of me to over-estimate the human intelligence.”

“So what does it say?”

“Meow, meow, meow, meowwwww, meooooooooowwwwww, OK?”

“No, Tabby it is not OK, can you perhaps translate it into human speech.”

“I could, but Tiddles, Roschti, Cuddly and Big Claws can all read it, so it is not necessary.”

“Some of the pawprints are deeper than others, and some are longer, does that have a meaning?”

“Of course, It depends if you have british shorthair blood in your veins, if your mother was perhaps a maincoon, and if there are some that only understand the old ways in Egypt. It was our tribe that actually invented the hieroglyphics you know. It was Catsup 2 that had the sharpest claws and he would scrape his messages into stone. Tutenchpaws saw this and found it to be a good idea. One of the females, Cleopawpaw was passing and being a copy cat, she soon got the hang of it. ”

“You mean it was not the ancient Egyptians.”

“Of course not, we felines said nothing. Some human guy with a french name spread the news he had the first written records. When they discovered the Rosetta stone, the rumour was confirmed according to the humans. Every feline knows that the Rosetta stone was a mau story about us being gods. The second part of the rosetta stone was clawed by the first Tabby cats who expanded on the god part. The final of the Rosetta stone was clawed by Bastet, who was annoyed with all those different claw marks and decided to put some organisation in the story. Before she could complete it, some human dug it up and put it in a museum.”

“You know tabby I think we humans have got it all wrong.”

“When did you ever get anything right Mrs. Human? And now it has been raining, we have some wet patches in the garden, I think I will write a message for my feline colleagues to organise a paw swiping fight this evening.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Paw Writing

7 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Paw Writing

  1. Hi there! Just a quick note to say – I have been enjoying your daily feline posts quite a bit. Our last feline passed just over a year ago at the age of nineteen. My current landlord doesn’t allow pets (though my sons yellow lab doesn’t agree, as she visits often) so I am all but “furless”. I often read during short spurts during my work day and don’t take time often for notes. Taking a few minutes today so say – thank you. Have a good day. Laurie

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    • Thanks for looking in, I will tell Tabby she has a new follower. I had three felines, Nera was Tabby’s litter sister and she passed away almost 2 years ago now. Fluffy was a Selkir Rex, but had an accident with 2 years old and was blind. He lived until he was 12 years old, but had an infection and last year left us as well. Now we just have Tabby. I used to write about all three cats. As me and Mr. Swiss are both golden oldies, Tabby will probably be our last cat.

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  2. Dear Tabby, I’ve been very busy barking but I wanted to let you know that this is one area in which canines and felines have much in common. My little sister, Bear, loves to write messages in the snow. Sometimes she gets so excited, she throws her whole body into it and that’s saying a lot as she is a LARGE canine. She always says something very funny and while I don’t think our human can read it, she does get the jist that we’re having a good time. Yours always and forever, Dusty T. Dog now known as El Barkero

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    • Meow El barkero
      I also throw my whole body into things sometimes, but Mrs. Human does not like it. She says it looks like I am in training for a formula 1 race track, whatever that is. Fluffy, my apprentice who is now in the eternal corn chambers, was quite good at marking the snow with a contrast colour of yellow. I usually have a good time when I can curl up and sleep.
      Your feline groupie from over the pond – El Meowo


  3. It’s raining here, too. The dogs are all sound asleep, pretending that the outside doesn’t exist. I’m sure there are messages outside, in the mud … but I shall forego reading them. They will remain one of the mysteries untold.

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