Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Jolt

Tabby

“Already coming home Tabby?”

“Why did you want to get rid of  me Mrs. Human? The window was open so I made a bolt for freedom before some stupid human decided to close it.”

“Of course I don’t want to get rid of you. We all love you here.”

“Love? Does not exist in meow, although perhaps I could try it out. Does it taste good.”

“No Tabby, it is not something to eat, it is a feeling you have when you find someone is sort of unreplaceable and means something to you.”

“Ah, I see, like tuna fish.”

“No, Tabby, we are talking about feelings.”

“Feelings? This is getting more complicated. Of course tuna fish is not unreplaceable, you can always fill up my bowl when it is empty. Vitamin pellets are also not unreplaceable because you constantly give them to me. I do not love vitamin pellets. See, I can use that word as well.”

“But that is in a negative sense.”

“Then why do you love me Mrs. Human.”

“Because you are Tabby, with all your faults and likeable characteristics.”

“I do not have faults.”

“Everyone has faults Tabby, that is normal.”

“Are faults a human thing.”

“Yes, of course.”

“You see that is why we felines have no faults. We are so perfect. Mrs. Human, where is the tuna fish? I love tuna fish – look I am getting the hang of it. I love me, I love my wonderful fur with the Macdonald’s “M” on the forehead and above all…”

“Yes, Tabby.”

“I love sleeping.”

“Oh, I though you might say that you love me.”

“No Mrs. Human, that does not work. It is a human thing, so humans have to love me and I will let you love me. Loving humans is not a feline thing.”

“Perhaps loving other felines?”

“Forget it, our relationship is based on not loving each other.”

“But your mother and father must have loved each other.”

“They only met for a few minutes and mum said it was no big deal. She gave him a paw swipe when they parted, so I don’t think love has much to do with it in the feline sense of the word. It was more maintenence of the species according to mum, and she maintained quite a few.”

“Ok, Tabby, then let’s forget the whole thing, it is getting too complicated.”

“You mean you don’t love me? OK, don’t bother to answer that one.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Jolt

5 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Jolt

  1. Dear Tabby, I find another difference between canines and felines. Canines know the work “love” very well both as an emotion and as an action. I think we were made for it. Most of all I love my human. She brought me home when no one wanted me. She fed me, trained me, pet me and she tolerates my barking. She takes me on walks and sometimes says, “Dusty, I love you.” I know what she means. I tell her “Human, I love you” by looking into her eyes and putting my head on her knee and being ready to defend her from foes. My sister, Mindy, is a little different, but I love her, too. And, my little sister, Bear, is a very loving canine. Of course she loves our human most, but when we’re separated for a while, she comes to me and kisses me and then kisses Mindy to make sure we’re all right. I wish you could know it because it feels very good to have your human love you and even better to love your human. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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