Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Luck


“Tabby would you like to go out.”

“Of course. I am not sitting in front of a closed window for health reasons. I have been waiting for at least a human minute. I really deserve more respect, but it is more luck than judgement here.”

“Sorry Tabby, but I was doing something else and did not realise that I should open the window.”

“I hope the something else was for me.”

“Tabby, life does not revolve around you alone here. There are other things to consider. I was in the washing room taking the washing out of the machine.”

“You see another waste of valuable time, that you could have been spending on my needs. I was sitting in front of the window, and you was dealing with washing.”

“It was important Tabby. When the machine is finished I have to hang the washing up to dry.”

“And in the meanwhile I am stuck in front of a window watching things happening outside and getting frustrated. There is a case of negligence here Mrs. Human. I will have to report to you the Society for the prevention of unbalanced feline life.”

“If you do that Tabby, they will take you away and you will have to live somewhere else, perhaps in a home for unwanted felines.”

“I think it might be a case of you being taken away to live in a home for unwanted humans. You have to look at this from my point of view. I am pefect, I am a the feline that chose to live with you. I had a selection of course. There were many applications to give me the care and attention necessary, but I decided to choose you Mrs. Human. If you leave me sitting in front of a closed window, that is negligence.”

“But after I hung up the washing, I immediately went to the kitchen and opened a tin of tuna fish for your evening meal. You are very lucky to have me Tabby.”

“It has nothing to do with luck, but a good human training programme. I will have to make a few alterations to the precedence cases that you have. Feline comes before washing and tuna fish. You have some confusion with the sequence of your work. Feline first, human at the end. As one of our great leaders, Paws Franklin D. Whiskers said “I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.”

“What does that have to do with it?

“Do not ask questions Mrs. Human, just accept my wise thoughts. And now where is the tuna fish.”

“I thought you wanted me to open the window.”

“Tuna first Mrs. Human, tuna first.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Luck