Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Whispers


“Are you asleep Tabby?”

“Shhh, Mrs. Human, of course I am asleep.”

“But your ears are moving.”

“Felines have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (compared to human’s 6 muscles each). A feline can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees, and can turn in the direction of sound 10 times faster than those of the best watchdog. Feline hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs. Understood?”

“Where did you get that wise snippet of information Tabby.”

“Where you get your information, from Internet of course, although my mum told me. Just one of the facts of a feline life. For example I could tell you that Roschti, the feline that lives next door, is just leavning his home through his cat flap. He is now having a stretch and a sniff and noticed that you have left the kitchen window open. No Mrs. Human, don’t go. He has now entered the kitchen and discovered my unswallowable hard vitamin pellet food in my dish. No, Mrs. Human leave him.”

“But they are for you.”

“Today is day of the generous felines. He can have them. Do not disturb him, he has now eaten the last one.”

“I will have to refill the dish.”

“Forget it. He did me a favour.”

“And you heard what he was doing whilst you were laying down in the back room.”

“I hear everything Mrs. Human. And it is no good whispering when you talk about me to Mr. Human I hear every word. Yesterday you told him to organise some tuna fish for my meal today.”

“But I whispered it.”

“Whisper does not exist in meow, we have too many ear muscles to be neglected, they are there for a purpose. I think I can hear the postman Mrs. Human, he is delivering the letters in the house opposite. Oh and stop thinking about whether my recycling tray needs emptying, because it does.”

“But I did not say anything.”

“Mrs. Human, we felines can read minds and know what humans will do before they know it themselves. Do not forget, in the olden days……”

“You were worshipped as gods?.

Daily Prompt: Feline Whispers

17 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Whispers

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  3. Dear Tabby, It’s very interesting to hear about feline ears! I asked my human to look up information about canine hearing and it’s pretty amazing, too. I thought you might find it interesting, “Dogs can hear 4 times the distance of a human with normal hearing. Dogs can hear higher pitched sounds and can detect a frequency range of 67-45,000 Hz, compared to a human range of 64-23,000 Hz. Dogs have 18 muscles in their ears allowing them to move them in the direction of the sound. Perked ear dogs (such as German Shepherds) usually have better hearing than floppy ear dogs.” Mindy and Bear have floppy ears and mine are only half-floppy. It seems our most powerful sense is our sense of smell. Smell you later! Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      Which again sort of proves that we felines are, hummmm, just a little ahead of the canines. We hear higher pitches than dogs, probably becaue of our fine meows, which do not deafen so much as a bark. We have more muscles than canines in the ears, but we are more precision work, and canines might have been the first draft. I have ever seen a floppy eared feline, which goes to prove that probably they discovered floppy ears were not the ideal form for an intelligent, good looking creature like a feline – and I don’t smell, we wash ourselves after a meal.
      You are still my favourite canine Dusty, just stay your side of the pond and I will stay on my side and we will get on like a house on fire.

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