Daily Prompt: Feline Renewal


“Sleeping again Tabby.”

“Is that a question or a confirmation Mrs. Human.”

“Depends on the answer.”

“If I was sleeping you would not get an answer, not even a whisker quiver. I am meditating on the meaning of life.”

“You always seem to be meditating on that subject.”

“Mrs. Human it is not an easy question being a feline. We have multiple lives and must consider which life we are thinking about. The meaning of one life is simple, either you have it or you do not, but nine lives. There are many viewpoints to be considered.”

“Oh, I never thought of it like that.*

“Of coure not Mrs. Human, humans never think about anything, they are too concerned with their own life. Either you spend it on adoration for the feline race, and read their wishes from their whiskers, or you do not. I am glad to say you are on the way Mrs. Human.”

“Oh thanks Tabby, I do my best.”

“Which is not enough, if I may say so.*

“You have a problem?”

“I have mentioned from time to time an opression I suffer due to the food bowls constantly filled with hard unappetising vitamin pellets, artificially flavoured with a fish taste, which I doubt originated from a fish, but more a mixture composed in a back street laboratory somewhere and spiced with a touch of attractant to fool me into actually devouring it, but I have now resigned to this method of feline deception, based on the reason that “they are good for you”. I was reading in the “Feline Times” that this is an eternal problem between the inferior human race and the superior divine feline race.”

“But they are very healthy, the vet told me it is the best food for a growing feline.”

“Mrs. Human I am no longer growing, I have reached my full size and at the age of 14 I know what is best for me. And never believe the words of a vet, they never tell the truth. Do not forget my years of wisdom on the human scale have already passed yours, and that in my fourth life, I still have five lives to go, so I will be around for some time.”

“Yes of course Tabby. In that case I do not want to impose on your great knowledge. Tuna Fish this evening?”

“Of course, but I will finish my sleep first of all. I am almost finished, just 2 more lives to renew and I will be ready for anything. Switch the light off when you go, It forces  my eyes to shrink.”

“Of course Tabby, anything for a feline that was once worshipped as a god.”

“And still is Mrs. Human, do not forget.”

Daily Prompt: Feline Renewal