Daily Feline Prompt: Copy Humans


“Tabby, why are you looking at me?”

“It is time to open a tin of tuna fish. I am carrying out a study on the comparison of opposable thumbs to claws.”

“Is there a reason.”

“Of course there is a reason, I will afterwards submit my results to the Ministry of feline sciences to assist them in developing the paw friendly can opener. It seems that we will neeed a few hundred thousand years for evolution to form opposable paws, and so we have to develop it in our own way.”

“But you will have to take the tin opener in two paws.”

“Yes, I noticed. I was thinking of using a third paw to turn the tin opener, which means I would have to stand on one leg.  How comes that humans do not need a third paw to turn the tin opener?”

“That is because we fix the tin operner on the tin and can then turn the opening part with our other hand/paw. Felines do not have so much strength to do that.”

“I have an idea. If I ask Roschti, the feline next door, to lend me a paw, we can do it together.”

“I thought you did not speak to Roschti, something about territorial rights.”

“Yes, that is true and if I asked him I would have to share the tin of tuna fish with him when it is opened. Not really share, but have a paw swiping discussion which could result in a physical debate. Mrs. Human, just write down your instructions for opening a tin of tuna fish and I will submit it to the comittee of feline scientists. It might help  in the solution to the problem.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Copy Humans

4 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Copy Humans

    • I also wondered about that. Cats are originals, the only thing they have in common is their washing methods, but even that can differ and they can also be very particuilar about what they eat. Fluffy would eat everything, Nera would only eat the vitamin pellets and Tabby sits next to the table every evening when we eat. Mr. Swiss gives her something, she eats it and returns and sits next to my chair until I give her something. It is a ritual.


  1. Dear Tabby, I recently saw a video in which a cat who lived in a barn with show horses had taken to walking like them. I didn’t know what to make of it. If I see it again, I’ll as my human to share it with yours. Your friend forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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