Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Burns

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“Tabby what are you doing on the table on the porch?”

“What does it look like Mrs. Human, I am, or was sleeping until you disturbed my aura of peace and comfort with your loud human voice. Do you have a problem?”

“Defintely Tabby, tables are meant for food for humans and it is not very healthy if a feline is laying on the table before dinner.”

“Stay cool Mrs. Human and that is exactly what I am doing. It is one of those hot days today and the sun has warmed up the concrete making it too hot for my delicate body. The table is cooler and much more comfortable. You can eat inside in the kitchen if I am in your way.”

“We prefer to eat outside in summer Tabby, if it does not bother you of course.”

“No rush, the sun is now slowly going down and the ground will soon be cool enough for my body. On the other hand I noticed Mr. Human is searching for me, so I will have to retire to a place where he cannot find me. I saw he has that small capsure containig the anti-tic liquid which he wants to put on the back of my neck. As if I have tics. I am a clean Tabby. If I have a tic they just take what they want and drop off afterwards, so what’s the problem.”

“The problem is that I might tread on one and that is not so good, wiping away the mess afterwards. The medicine is for your own good Tabby and it really does not hurt. Just a few drops on the fur at the back of your neck, you cannot even reach that part of your fur with your tongue.”

“That is the problem Mrs. Human, I cannot  remove it. I have decided to ignore Mr. Human and refuse to let him give me a fur tickle as a punishement. Meowwwww – what was that?”

“That was human cunning Tabby. As I engaged you in conversation Mr. Human sneaked up on you and emptied the medicine on your neck. Now you will be tic-free for the summer, isn’t that great?”

“Hisss, no that is not great, I will report you to the Society for prevention of applying anti-tic potions on the back of the feline neck.”

“But every human owned by a feline is now protecting their felines from tic attacks.”

“Tics do not attack, they live in sybiosis with felines since the olden days in Egypt. Even Bastet had tics, it is part of our life.”

“But not part of mine Tabby. And now you can leave the table, your delicate paws will no longer be burnt by the groud, the sun has gone down and you can descend and I want to serve tea.”

“Meow, meow, hiss, but I will be back Mrs. Human and I am not meowing with Mr. Human, he will be ignored.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Burns

9 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Burns

  1. Dear Tabby, We canines have a similar problem. Our human has to be very careful when we go for walks because the pavement gets very hot on sunny days. I wish winter would return so we could go to the golf course and run in the snow. Our human says it will be back in a few months, but I have no idea what that means. Do felines have a sense of this human thing called “time”? If you do, could you explain it to me? Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      It is a thing with time. Of course we felines have a sense of time. There is a time to sleep, a time to search for a sleeping place and a time to prepare for sleep. In between there is a time to eat and wash. What could possibly be better. Humans do funny things like wearing something on their wrist called a watch, or studying dials with numbers called clock. We never needed anything like that. We feel it in our whiskers. Just look up and see where the sun is. I do not know about canines, but we felines always see the sun, even when humans do not. We feel it through the clouds.
      We felines do not run in snow, we avoid snow, but that is probably one of the differences between feline and canine. Canines touch snow and felines stay in a warm place and wait for the snow to go away. Quite simple really.
      Always ask me if you have a problem, especially a humanoid problem, always glad to be of service.
      Enjoy burying a bone – Tabby T. Feline

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  2. Septimus wants to know your secret as he has never managed to have a conversation that lasts this long whilst he is on a table, he’s lucky if he can get out half a hello before being removed!


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