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

6 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Parlay

  1. Our two dogs firmly believe that there are only three modes. There is sleeping. There is playing. And then, there’s food. They will forego the other two for pretty much anything, from a tiny tasteless crunchy thing to whatever we happen to have in our hands. they are permanently convinced they are starving. Driven by hunger, they yearn for whatever we are eating. It isn’t just tuna, oh no. It’s EVERYTHING.

    It’s amazing that they aren’t gigantically fat. Okay, Bonnie’s a bit rotund, but Gibbs is still relatively sleek. What drives them to this madness of eating? Is it us?

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  2. Tabby always has something in her food bowl, usually the vitamin pellets, as everything else is gone immediately. But she has discovered a new source of food. Mr. Swiss and I sit at the table for lunch or dinner and she sits in the hall with a direct line between her and us watching and just sits and waits. She makes no sound, just stares until one of us gets soft, usually both of us, and gives her something from our food. Sometimes it might be pizza or something non cat, but just give her a few crumbs of the pastry, and she is happy. She has got something and goes further with a satisfied expression on her face.
    Tabby visits the vet once a year for her jabs, and is still the same weight as last year. She has not put a gramme of fat on her body. I do not know how she does it. Probably digests it all in her sleep.


  3. Dear Tabby, This hairball manufacture baffles me, but that’s all right. I have learned a lot about the differences between canines and felines. It looks like our human might finally get her boots on and take us for a walk. I guess a good walk is as great to me as tuna fish is to you, though, honestly, I love a good dish of tuna fish and I hope I never have to choose between a walk and tuna fish. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      You can compare hairball manufacture with burying a bone. There are secrets that are never to be divulged. I now limit my walks to my territory but I can come and go as I please. Humans do not take us for walks. My favorite enjoyment is finding a place to hide and the humans get worried and begin a search but I am watching them from my hidden place. That is fun to see how worried they get.
      Enjoy your wakj
      Tabby T. Car

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