Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Underestimate


I might be a Tabby but I am the best
Please do not bother me
I am taking a rest
It is hard being a feline
with so much to do
My day is so tiring
I have so much to chew
I am so exhausted,
I just have to tell it
My slave human did it again
She served the vitamin pellet
I know food is food, and I should be glad
But swallowing pellets makes me so sad
Others have fish, sometimes a bird
But all I received is the empty word
Vitamin pellets are what you need
The best for your feed
I think my human is having a dream
If only she would serve catnip garnished with cream
I must sleep, my future is fated
the problem being that  I am underrated
I should be a god organising the world
And ensure that my whiskers remain uncurled
But she must beware, felines are not so dumb
The day will arrive when we have the opposable thumb

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Underestimate

9 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Underestimate

  1. Dear Tabby, This is a good poem. I will try one.

    My name is Dusty
    I’m just a black dog
    I’m nothing special
    But I’m not a frog.

    My human does everything
    Special for me
    My food bowl has food
    And there are dog treats.

    We go for walkies
    Not often enough
    But she hurt her tendon
    And feels kind of rough.

    I have two sisters
    Mindy and Bear
    They can be obnoxious
    But I’m glad they are there.

    I don’t think I can write any more. My human laughed at it and said it was “Real, true, honest to God, Doggeral.” Well, yeah. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      Not bad at all – for a dog of course. It was quite lyrical in places especially the punch line at the end, “being glad they are there”. This is probably what defines the difference in a canine verse to a feline. We felines would probably say “but why are they there”, putting into the question of the existence of others of the species, in a metphorical way of course. The onomatapoeia of the word “walkies” could be changed perhaps to exploration to express the seriousness of the situation.
      Keep writing Dusty – Tabby

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  2. Tabby, I sometimes wonder: when we humans talk to you, does it sound like your purring does to us? Can you tell what mood we’re in by the tone of our voice?


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