Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Volunteering


“Tabby, I should shake out that cushion you were sleeping on. Do you think you could volunteer to move to another place?”

“Do what? This feline does not understand “volunteer”, please explain Mrs. Human.”

“It means that perhaps you could move to somewhere else, naturally just as comfortable as where you are now, as I would like to clean the cushion you are lying on.”

“Now that is very complicated Mrs. Human. You want me to go somewhere else, of my own free will, to move my tired, exhausted body to another place. I do not think that will happen Mrs. Human.”

“But Tabby……”

“No buts, Mrs. Human, another word that we decided to ban from the meow book of meows. I have deposited my body on this cushion because this cushion was calling for me. It is now a bearer of my scent. If you carefully examine it, you can already see the lotus flowers appearing.”

“Tabby sorry, but no lotus flowers, just the scent of your fur.”

“Even you have noticed that it is now my cushion. If you remove it and shake it out in the fresh air, it will not longer be mine. My right of possession will be removed and I wil have to invest another 2-3 hours of sleep on the cushion to take possession. That is hard work. And you want me to volunteer for such work. No, Mrs. Human, felines definitely do not volunteer. In the unforgettable words of the Dalai Bastet, “I did not become the chief feline on a volunteer basis” and we felines were not once gods because we volunteered, we were given the job due to our charisma. We do not volunteer Mrs. Human, we are appointed. And now I have decided to take a rest on your bed, so you may clean my cushion, but be careful of the lotus blossoms. I have counted them all.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Volunteering

6 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Volunteering

  1. Dear Tabby — I tried to write you the other day from the Ford Dealership where my human was staring at her phone having just read your blog, but the internet connection was lousy. I’m sorry for my long silence, but she’s had other stuff on her mind and I can’t do this on my own. You probably don’t know that I dictate to her when I write you. I hope you’re not disappointed to learn that. I don’t think she changes what I say, but who knows for sure? You can probably read, too. Canines seldom volunteer, either. What’s the point? Things work out fine without our doing that most of the time. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      I have had a word with our feline scientists and they are now working paw in paw with the canine team to develop the pawfriendly keyboard and mouse. In the meanwhile it seems we should apply something known as patience in the human language – our experts are still searching for a feline meow translation – perhaps it exists in bow-wow. Unfortunately humans tend to put themselves first and we are just a symptom, but this will one day change and we will again regain our rightful place as leaders of the planet earth.
      Do not despair Dusty – Tabby T. Cat

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