Daily Feline Prompt: The Feline Expert


“Tabby, I asked you to smile for the camera so that I could show all your followers what a sweet little feline you are.”

“Mrs. Human, smile does not exist in meow and I am still trying to find the translation of “sweet” in my feline handbook for humans, but that also does not seem to exist. What you are getting is the real thing, the genuine feline. On the other paw┬áit is obvious that you are not an expert of interpreting the real meaning of being feline. I was asleep, having a rest, and suddenly a human is sitting on the bed next to me, taking a photo. What does a feline sleeping expert do when so rudely awakened? The feline stretches and yawns. And now you have your photo, I have work to do Mrs. Human.”

“You have work?”

“Mrs Human being an expert in sleeping is not easy. You must practice, concentrate and above all be sure that there will be no unwelcome interruptions, such as a camera being pushed in front of your whiskers and someone saying “smile”. How would you like it if I took a photo of you sleeping.”

“That would not be very nice Tabby. I do not look my best when sleeping.”

“Neither do I Mrs. Human. My concentration has now been broken. Where was I? Ah yes, I think a quick lick would be called for first of all, to soothe the fur and relax the thought system and concentration. Yes, that’s better. Now for step 2.”

“You have various steps to take?”

“Of course, Step 1 is a wash, step 2 turn in two full circles, step 3 sink onto the surface, still curled up and step 4 eyes closed, step 5 sleep.”

“That sounds so easy Tabby. That is all you have to do to have a good sleep?”

“It depends.”

“Depends on what Tabby?”

“Whether you are disturbed by a creature of the primitve species holding a camera in its opposable thumbs and taking a photo.”

“OK Tabby understood. I will leave you to sleep and do something wortwhile, such as preparing a dish of tuna fish”

“Ok, wait a moment.”

“I thought you was practicing your expertise in sleeping.”

“I have postponed my practice, there are more important things to be done.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Expert