Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Healing

Tabby

“Tabby, where are you sleaking off to?”

“To hide myself away from the humans of this world. To escape from their degrading habits.”

“Tabby, what’s the matter. Did someone hurt your feelings?”

“More than that. I was sitting quietly having a paw wash and Mr. Human injured my feelings and insulted me.”

“Oh, what did he do?”

“You must know as well, because when such things happen it is usually conspiracy to gang up on a poor unsuspecting feline like myself. I am insulted.”

“Tabby, stop building up the suspense.”

“There was no suspense. He grabbed me and poured liquid into the back of my neck. The worst of it all is that it is the one place that I cannot reach with my tongue to lick it away.”

“Aha, you got your summer dosage of Frontline.”

“Oh, big deal, you do not have to look so happy about it. I do not like having strange liquids poured on the back of my neck.”

“But it is for your own good Tabby, to keep away the insects that might nestle in your fur and feed on your blood.*

*And, I have enough blood for everyone. I have never seen one of those insects you talk about. It is all fake news conjoured up by the human population to give them a good feeling about doing the right thing. We felines are not asked. Roschti the feline next door, told me his humans do it to him as well. We are all marked with this liquid. It is a conspiracy, we will all die.”

“Now don’t be so dramatic about it Tabby, no-one will die, only the insects that feed from your blood because they will no longer bother you.”

“Then Mr. Human is one of the biggest insects I have ever seen.”

“Tabby he is a human.”

“But he bothered me. I am now getting a stiff neck.”

“Then stop trying to lick it away. The liquid has now distributed itself all over your body and you will be immune from insect bites.”

“All over my body, I am doomed.”

“Tabby you still have at least 4 lives and I have never heard of a feline that was killed by a liquid against parasites.”

“I like my parasites and they like me, we have never had problems with each other.”

“That is because you always get a regular dose of medicine in Summer. Tabby. where are you going?”

“I will not tell you. I prefer to go to some place where no-one will find me, just fill up my food bowl for my return if I survive.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Healing

8 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Healing

  1. Dear Tabby, Here’s how that happened at our house. Our human’s neighbor phoned one day and I heard our human say, “Already? I must put stuff on the dogs!” She immediately grabbed my little sister and me and took us outside with a small box and there we were. Ignominiously splattered with pesticide. Mindy, however, was not treated like this. That is unjust, but perhaps she’ll get some this month when we are dosed again. My human told me about the old days, before the medicine, how she would pull dozens of ticks off her canines after a hike and she actually had to give her felines BATHS to protect them from fleas. When she told me those stories, I began not to mind the drops so much. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      My litter sister Nera, who is now celebrating her tenth life in the eternal corn chambers was a wandering tic home and they never seemed to bother her. They just fell out of her fur when they were twice their normal size. Mrs. Human did not like it as she trod on one once and found the blood stains on the floor were not so good. Nera also provided a home in her fur for slugs. Yes she was very thoughtful. Now I have to put up with the insult of the medicine. We have never had fleas up to now, now that would be something different.
      Tabby T. Cat

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    • Tabby has a sixth sense, and when she feels that it is the time for the anti parasite stuff she disappears. Mr. Swiss spends time finding her and then she can get very obstinate. It is more luck than judgement that he manages to do the job eventually. Afterwards she spends time trying to lick it away and stalks off for a complete wash. It is really only a liquid, nothing else – cats can be strange sometimes.

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  2. Hi, I’m Zizi. Don’t be surprised. I’m 17 years old now. I’m really happy to have the most laziest human who picked me up on the side of the road 17 years ago. Actually she tried that liquid stuff once when I was young, but while watching my trying to lick it away, she said, ” It’s just fleas. A cat has been living with them for a long long time. Some might have been damaged, and some survived. Well…. let’s see your vitality”. I didn’t get what she said, but she never do it again after that. I think I should say no more medicine is good for me but I don’t remember how it was bad. You know, we cats tend to forget about something bad. I can say Tabby is lucky to have caring human like you. And I would say my human is a lazybones but I like it.
    Anyway, I love your story:)

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    • Meow Zizi
      I have never seen a flea so really don’t get all the fuss about it. I think Mrs Human does this flea thing like the vitamin pellets food because someone said “it was good for me” but we felines know everything better. I never forget things, they no longer exist, which is the best solution. Anyhow pleased to meet you and never forget we were worshipped as gods – cats first forever.

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