Daily Feline Prompt: The Original Tabby


“There you are Tabby, I was looking for you everywhere for a photo.”

“Mrs Human, the times are changing, I feel it in my whiskers. The days of outside sleepovers and warm nights beneath the moon and stars are slowly  slipping into the background. It is time to refresh my outlook on the atmospheric exterior conditions. To ensure that there is a safe comfortable, warm, place to rest my whiskers and paws and enjoy the encompassing vibrations of my self. In other words, the leaf soldiers are arriving, they are decomposing one by one, and my time has come to retire into a better place.”

“But Tabby, does it have to be the bathroom, you are constantly in the way.”

“Mrs. Human, a feline is never in the way. It often happens that humans want to take over our favourite places, but you can sort of shift to one side. I need this bathroom carpet, I need the warmth that arises from the ground below, and I am sure you do not want me to freeze. People will begin to talk that you are neglecting me. In any case there is a second bathroom you can use.”

“But that is smaller and this one is better.”

“I know Mrs. Human, that is why I prefer to be here. I was thinking, perhaps you could move my food bowl and water into this room, so that I would not have to wander into the kitchen during the Winter.”

“No Tabby. I will not organise my home to suit your paws and whiskers. If you are hungry you know where there is food. I have just finished preparing a bowl of tuna fish for you.”

“Why didn’t you say so? You are getting forgetful Mrs. Human. I will now retire to the kitchen for my tuna fish, but reserve this carpet for my return. I just love this place in winter, it is so explicitly designed for a feline body. I discovered on my pawpad that there are other carpets much  longer. Perhaps you could measure the distance between this carpet and the door and order a nice long pathway carpet for my delicate paws.?


“OK, forget it, perhaps I might be overdoing it, just a little bit.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Original Tabby