Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Survival


Of course I will survive. I had 9 complete lives, and still have 5 to go, although I do not really remember how and when I lost the other four, but these things are stored in the memory whisker department. Whiskers are not just to admire and praise as  wonderful complement to my general good looks, they have a purpose. They are our memories. The one on the left that is hanging a little, is the place where my paw fights are stored. I survived them all, but each confrontation reduces the power of the whisker, that is why it is drooping. The whisker on the right at the top is my favourite whisker, because it records every mouse and bird that I have conquered up to now. On the left at the top is my tuna fish dish collection.

The reason why I have survived every problem and fight up to now, to be quite honest, is because of my talent for running fast. There is no point in being brave and trying to withstand oppression, especially if the other one is bigger and stronger that you are. No, the surviving felines are those that can run faster than the others. Forget bravery in the claws of the enemy, it does not work. Of course the first step when threatened is to use your hissy voice. If you notice that this is not working then run for it. Aim for your cat flap. You are then safe. You think I am a coward? Forget it. In the feline world it is not the survival of the fittest, but the survival of those that can run faster than the others. That is why I always return safely from my excursions into the unknown. Paws first forever. They are the secret of feline survivial, claws come second.

These are my wise words of today.


Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Survival

5 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Survival

  1. Hi Tabby, Martha here. Your theory of survival seems to be a lot like that of the United States. We have a ton of nuclear weapons we don’t want to use, so when it looks like we might have to, we deploy an aircraft carrier to go hiss at the offending nation. I’m glad to hear it works for cats. It gives me some optimism that it might work for people though, so far so good… Dusty is cleaning his feet as he learned to do from his Siberian husky mothers/sisters so he can’t come to the keyboard right now. Your pal, Martha

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    • Meow Martha
      I tend to deploy Mrs. Human if I have threats to my safety. When they see her coming they disappear. Of course it is only because she’s bigger than I am. I could do it myself, but that’s what slaves are for and It is her job to protect me. Tell Dusty to sharpen her claws well when cleaning,

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