Daily Feline Prompt: The Shadow of a Feline Doubt


“Mrs. Human, have you seen my catnip mouse?”

“You mean that old grubby torn mouse? You havn’t played with that for a long while and I was sure you no longer wanted it. I threw it into the garbage can.”

“Did what? That is my raison d’être Mrs. Human, without that there is no purpose in my feline life. It is not a plaything but a necessity. I am lost and bewildered.”

“But Tabby that was really grubby and smelly and I was sure the catnip had lost its strength.”

“And so you throw it away without any consideration for my feelings. How would you like it if I threw away your iPad.”

“No Tabby, that is a necessity, I need it.”

“Aha, and my catnip stuffed mouse is not a necessity. You have bought a new iPad so you can throw the old one away. You don’t neeed two.”

“That is not the same. A catnip stuffed mouse is a feline toy to play with. My iPad is a necessity.”

“I only had one catnip mouse and you have two iPads, that it not fair. I want a catnip suffed mouse to brighten up my feline existence.”

“I very much doubt that a catnip mouse would have that effect.”

“You have no idea Mrs. Human. My catnip mouse and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but it was always there for me.”

“So is my iPad Tabby. When I am bored, I can play a game on my iPad, even read the newspaper.”

“And when I am bored I can hug my catnip mouse, inhale its beneficial aroma, and get high.”

“But you havn’t hugged or absorbed your catnip mouse for a long while. I thought you no longer needed it.”

“I decided to go cold turkey-mouse, and get out of the habit, but to no avail, the power of the catnip was stronger.”

“You were on withdrawal?  Ok, stop moaning Tabby, I will give you the benefit of the doubt and buy you a new catnip mouse.”

“You doubt my reason? Typical human, no trust. Buy two catnip mice in case I lose one or forget where it is, and get  double strength. Make sure that the “best before” date has not expired. And I am not moaning, just saying as it is.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Shadow of a Feline Doubt

9 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: The Shadow of a Feline Doubt

  1. My husband reacted exactly the same way when I FINALLY threw away his old college tee-shirt that was held together by dirt. It was entirely created of pieces of string that once had been a shirt. He said he loved it. I told him to get over it.

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    • Since my other half discovered online he is happy. No longer tedious shopping expeditions, all it needs is a mouse click, out with the old and in with the new. Keeping old t-Shirts was never a problem due to the changes in body dimensions.


  2. Dear Tabby, I don’t understand this “catnip” you write about from time to time. I don’t think there is anything in the canine world that is like it. It must be wonderful, though. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      Catnip is something like mint that grows in the garden but a special one designed only for felines. In its natural growing state you can roll in it and you can go on a trip and forget where you are We felines trained our humans to combine it with our hobby mice, and so we can absorb its scent to the full. It is also beneficial for calming down after human stress sessions.
      Tabby T. Cat

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