Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Parlay


“What are you thinking about Tabby.”

“I am meditating about the meaning of life. As our muscle cat Paws Schwarzenfeline said “life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer”. Words of wisdom, so where is my tuna fish dish.?”

“It is too early for tuna fish Tabby, you will have to be patient.”

“Mrs. Human, I think you and I will have to have a parlay.”

“A what?”

“Don’t ask, it is not my meow word of the day. I think it means a talk, or a discussion in this sense of the feline word. Everything else is just a side dish.”

“So what do we have to parlay?”

“Perhaps my food timetable. It’s vitamin pellets in the morning, during the day and in the evening an tuna fish only twice a week.”

“I find that sensible Tabby, too much tuna fish is not good for you.”

“There I must disagree. I live to eat and you cannot eat vitamin pellets. You can only swallow them, athough they do make perfect hairballs when they decide to return. I have a wonderful collection in various sizes. I was parlaying with Roschti, the feline next door, and he also has quite a good collection.”

“You see, Roschti also eats vitamin pellets.”

“Sort of, I share my pellets with him.”

“You don’t eat them all yourself?”

“Of coure not. Do you really think I empty the dish on my own? No way, I do a little parlaying with him and he agrees to eat half of my dish. He even likes them, and I have more space for tuna fish.”

“So Rosti is enjoying vitamin pellets at our expense.”

“Oh no, Mrs. Human, he has to pay for them. I charge him two hairballs for a dish of vitamin pellets.”

“You do what? What do you do with his hairballs?”

“I add them to my collection of course. When I have enough hairball varieties I will sell them on Catbay over the computer at a profit. That is called Hairball Parlay.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Parlay