Daily Feline Prompt: Reprieval for a feline


“Yes Tabby, is there something you want?”

“What about some food?”

“You have a bowl full of food, you can help yourself when you want to.”

“I mean real food, the sort you can savour in the taste buds, let the juice trickle down your throat and absorb every moment of flavour.”

“Oh, you mean you have a chewing problem. We must immedeately go to the vet.”

“Mrs. Human the vet is not the solution to all feline problems. That is not what I meant. There are problems that arise through neglect and carelessness and I am wondering whether to forgive you or not.”

“Me, I did not do anything wrong Tabby. Your food bowl is always full, often to the brim. There is always enough to eat. I am always thinking of your health.”

“That is where we beg to differ Mrs. Human. We have two different opinions of health. Health if for me a bowl of inviting juicy pieces of fish, each mouthful more inviting than the last. I often think you have lost the real meaning of health.”

“But your vitamin pellets are flavoured with fish.”

“I mean the real thing, where you realise what you are eating was once alive, swimming with fins and breathing, absorbing the pleasures of its fishy life and even eating the smaller fish to build up a concentration of taste for its after life. I very much doubt if your vitamin pellets were ever breathing, they were dead before they were packed in the plastic bag.”

“But vitamin pellets are an industrial product and especially constructed for the benefit of feline health.”

“Is that why they are packed in plastic bags? To keep them isolated from the the world. When you open a tin of tuna fish, I am already placed in surroundings filled with the promise of an appetising meal. The aromas already reach my nose before the tin is emptied into my dish. Vitamin pellets do not have the same effect and it is such a neutral process. Open the bag, fill the bowl with no feelings or insight, and shove it in front of me. There are no enticing flavours. Just a bowl of dry shapes, forcing me to chew them until I can swallow them. A pure harball encouragement. It is a feline sentence to suffer.”

“So what would you suggest Tabby.”

“That is quite obvious. Abolish the vitamin pellets. Only serve tuna fish.”

“But that would be very expensive Tabby to serve only tuna fish.”

“There you have it. It is all a questio of money, do I mean nothing to you?”

“Of course you do Tabby, that is why I always choose the best viatmin pellets.”

“A bowl of tuna fish is much better.”

“Ok, then I will continued to serve the tuna fish.”

“I should think so.”

“Stop stamping your paw Tabby I got the message. As always on Sunday and Wednesday you will get your tuna fish.”


“Now go and play outside Tabby like a good obedient feline.”

“I will report you to the association “Tuna Fish daily for felines.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Reprieval for a feline

8 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Reprieval for a feline

  1. Very feline. Loving the way that you put your perspective beautifully in words. Keep the feline theme up, it really suits your writing style, and the layout of your blog is fantastic. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  2. Dear Tabby, Your human said, “good obedient feline.” I’m surprised you didn’t react to that! Does she think you are a dog? Things around here are decidedly tunaless now that my little sister, Bear, has decided wet dog food on her kibbles is just as good. We live in hope that our human will have tuna for dinner and give us a little bit, but it’s been weeks. You are a very fortunate feline to have regularly scheduled tuna. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      As Mrs. Human often says, many things go through one ear and out of the other. Of course she is wrong, not understanding the high level intelligence of the feline. We have a filtering system and words like “good” and “obedient” are very flexible, the enter the meow dictionary according to whether we actually hear it or not. I hope you are not having withdrawal symtoms with such a brutal diet of no tuna. Today I saw that Mrs. Human had feline kibbles in her shopping bag, something about free samples. I do not know if free samples taste good, I will let you know. Nothing is regularly scheduled , I have to persistently remind the human factor that I am also here. Mrs. Human can be very selfish sometimes and that is my job, not hers.
      Tabby T. Cat

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