The Missing Human

Shadows and Reflections 28.01 (3)
“Mrs. Human, where have you been?”

“I went out this afternoon for a walk with Mr. Swiss.”

“What about me?”

“Tabby, I really do not think you would like to go for a walk with me.”

“Of course not, that is not the point. You left me alone all afternoon. There was no-one here to read the wishes from my whiskers – anything could have happened.”

“But Tabby you never ask my permission to go for a walk, you just go: sometimes even in the middle of the night.”

“That is something completely different. What if I had a wish for something indispensable to my life. My water bowl could have been empty not to mention my food bowl, and I even used my recycling tray twice when you were not here.”

“Really Tabby, that is not a matter of life and death.”

“Of course not your life or death, but what about me.”

“But Tabby you survived, so do not panic.”

“I am not panicking I am just making a point. Where did you go?”

“Mr. Human and I took a walk to the stables. It was nice weather. We saw the horses, the chickens, geese and they even have new ducks.”

“You could have at least brought me a duck or chicken as a souvenir.”

“The animals at the stable are looked after not as a supplement to your food plan. The chickens lay eggs.”

“And what do the ducks do?”

“They swim in their own pond.”

“What a waste that is. I do not eat eggs or swim. What is the point of just looking at them, they would be a good support to my diet.”

“Tabby not everything with feathers are food for felines. You have your own food supply and both your food bowl and water bowl were full when I left, and still are – so what is the problem?”

“You did not tell me your were going.”

“And you did not tell me that your would be so unhappy on your own. I thought your were independent.”

“I am, of course, I iwas just saying.”

“Want some tuna fish for your evening meal.”

“Silly question, of course, but stay here while I am eating, it could be that I could choke on a fish bone.”

“Tabby, enough.”


“Enough, there are no fish bones in tinned tuna fish.”

“But there are always exceptions.”

“So you want the tuna fish or not.”

“Of course, silly question.”

9 thoughts on “The Missing Human

    • We had a problem when our cat followed us and we were taking a walk because we often walked over the main road and it was dangerous, so we had to send them back. It is difficult making it clear to a cat that there are certain places that are not so safe. All I have to do is take out the tin opener and Tabby is already waiting for the rest.


  1. Dear Tabby, My human says when she was a puppy, she had a cat who was very unfriendly, but the cat loved her and when she went for a walk in the woods, the cat would go, too. She always saw her cat walking next to her but 3 or 4 meters away. The cat slept under my human’s bed, but no one could ever pet that cat. Maybe you should watch and when your humans go for a walk you could just go along, too. You might enjoy it. I always enjoy a good walk with my human. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      Been there and done it, but humans do not like me to walk with them as they say it can get dangerous if they have to cross a road where there are humans with wheels instead of feet, so I have to go back. I often sleep with Mrs. Human when she takes her midday sleep. She ignores me at first, but eventually I managed to get a few tummy tickles and then we both fall asleep. I purr and she does the human stuff. That is my me time with Mrs. Human
      Tabby T.Cat

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