Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Vision


“Tabby, you have been sitting at the window for at least half an hour, what are you watching?”

“Shh, I have to concentrate. I am tree watching.”

“Interesting, but the tree is standing still, it is not doing anything.”

“Of course it is, that is why I am watching it.”

“But I cannot see anything happening.”

“Of course not, you are human with sight restrictions. There is life in everything, you just have to observe.”

“What about that snail, that is more interesting.”

“What snail Mrs. Human?”

“You cannot miss it, it is in front of your nose.”

“Objects in front of the nose where the smell does not exist due to the window in between, do not exist in the feline world Mr. Human.”

“You mean you can see things happening in a tree on the other side of the garden, but a snail walking in front of your nose you do not see.”

“Mrs. Human I also have ears and a nose. Imagine it is a moonless night and you go into the garden.”

“Tabby I do not go into the garden on moonless nights, I do not go anywhere on moonless nights without a light, I might trip and fall.”

“Another example of the inadequacies of the human form. Do you realise if we felines had opposable thumbs, we would have taken over from the beginning. We are perfect.”

“Except that you are short sighted.”

“In that case Mrs. Human, would you pass me that bowl of tuna fish that I cannot see because it is in front of my nose.”

“Then how do you know it is there?”

“Because I can hear it calling to me, because I can smell it and I can feel it in my whiskers. If I had opposable thumbs I would have opened the tin and filled the bowl myself. You would then become superfluous as a human and we felines would have to rethink your purpose in our lives. In the meanwhile empty my recycling tray, fill it with fresh litter and smooth my bed for my after dinner sleep.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Vision

6 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Vision

  1. Many dogs and cats are far-sighted, so they actually DON’T see things that are right in front of their noses — at least not clearly. I had an afghan hound many many years ago who could see a pin at a thousand yards, but had to back up to see his food dish. He had to back up and pull his head back to look at your face. I’m pretty sure he didn’t see it very well. I guess that’s why they are called “gaze or sight hounds.”

    Cats can spot a bird in tree at 100 yards … and trip over the rug in front of them.

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    • Yes I know. Cats are really short sighted and never see anything before their nose, but they can compensate with smell. Tabby hops around chasing something and I cannot see what it is, but she definitely sees something moving.


    • The most honourable cat accepts your respect, but she seems to be used to leaving a superior umpression on humans. She said you do not have to go down on your knees, just leave a tin of tuna as entrance fee.


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