Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Simplicity


“Mrs. Human, I had a dream.”

“I suppose you would Tabby. When you sleep at least 23 hours a day you must dream a lot.”

“No Mrs. Human, I do not mean that sort of feline meditative dream, I had an action dream where you are involved as my assistant.”

“What do I have to do now, I do not have room for a fish tank to keep your own tuna fish.”

“No Mrs. Human, life does not revolve around tuna fish, at least not all the time, only when I am hungry.”

“Ok, so what is your wish.”

“I do not have wishes, only needs. You must build a wall around my territory to keep out the invaders and foreign elements.”

“Sorry, do what?”

“A wall. If I have my own wall, life will be so much better for all.I will not have to share with other felines that always want to invade my territory. They drink from my water bowl and Roschti, the neighbour’s feline has even eaten vitamin pellets from my food bowl inside when you leave the window open.”

“No Tabby, I do not build walls. I am not living in a place where we need walls to keep others out.”

“But other humans command it to be done. And you should build the wall now, there is no time to lose, before they begin to arrive and intrude and move in on my territory.”

“Tabby we have two or three felines also living here, so there is no danger that they will possess your territory. They have their own territory where they live. Forget it. And Roschti only ate some vitamin pellets from your bowl. I thought you did not like them.”

“That is not the point Mrs. Human, what’s mine is mine. Other felines are different, they smell different, and some even have other sorts of whiskers or are fluffy.”

“No Tabby, does not come into the question that I am surrounding the garden with a wall. And who is going to pay for the wall.”

“I thought you would pay at the beginning, but afterwards we could charge the invaders to pay a share a well.”

“How do you want to do that. If there is a wall that prevents them from entering, they certainly will not pay for it”

“You are the human, you can organise that part of it.”

“And what about the mice that live on the other side of the wall, and the birds that sit in the trees on the other side of the wall. They will no longer be available. You will be stuck behind the wall alone and no longer be able to share everything outside the wall.”

“Oh, that part was not in my dream. I only dreamt that there was a wall to keep everyone out.”

“Think about it Tabby, walls are not always the answer. You will be missing a lot if you are walled in. And you will definitely no longer be allowed to enter the territory belonging to the other felines. They might build a wall as well.”

“Ok forget the wall, I was just being progressive.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Simplicity

19 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Simplicity

  1. Dear Tabby, We have a wall around our territory. It works very well keeping out invading canines. But just in case the wall isn’t effective, I always bark fiercely. My little sister has a theory, however, that the wall is there to keep us inside. I don’t need a wooden barrier to stay near my human, but my little sister does. She has escaped through the lilac hedge a few times. HOWEVER feline tracks have been seen in our territory which leads me to believe that the wall is ineffective against felines. Was that you, Tabby, trying to come over for a visit? Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      I think we get along fine on two different sides of the pond, so I would not want to spoil things by making a visit, or do you have interesting stuff on your side of the wall that I can eat? I decided it would not be such a good idea as climbing walls is not as comfortable as taking walks. I saw two crows and at least 10 sparrows this morning. If there was a wall I would not see them: not that I actually hunt them, my hunting days are now gone. But it is the thought that counts. Mrs. Human stops me getting out when she goes to bed andI am indoors. She blocks my cat flap, so I have to wait until the morning when Mr. Human opens it again. I suppose that is the life of a cat, when things get interesting the flap is closed.
      Tabby T. Cat

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  2. China has a big wall, but it didn’t keep out invaders. Hadrian built a big wall to keep out the Scots and look how well THAT didn’t work. I’m pretty sure the Mongols and the Scots didn’t pay for the walls … and you know Tabby, cats climb walls very easily. Just saying.

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    • It is not so much the invaders, but the others that see what a good life I lead on my side of the wall. If the others arrive, I will have to share. On the other paw, I notice that the big birds have no interest in my territory, they have their own territory. Mrs. Human said there was once a wall that divided a town, but that no longer exists. The ones in charge built it and then they had to go, so the wall disappeared.


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