Daily Feline Prompt: Untethered Feline

This me showing how to enjoy a fresh bowl of water: always with a paw and notice I am not tethered. No-one tethers Tabby. I go where I want to without any restrictions, although I notice Mrs. Human tends to get a little excited if I am distracted by a mouse, or a bird – even a wall. How you can forget the time when watching a wall.

Tabby and Fluffy

My apprentice Fluffy, who left us for the eternal corn chambers two years ago, was always tethered. He had an expandable lead attached to his collar and the humans would hang it on a post outside. Fluffy was blind although Fluffy insisted he did not know what that was, so what’s the problem. I also did not know what the fuss was. When it was tuna fish for all, he always found his food bowl, and he knew where the recycling tray was.

But you know what humans are like. Mrs. Human would get all excited when Fluffy disappeared on his own and organised a search party with Mr. Human to find him. I don’t know what the fuss was about, he always arrived home again, or Mrs. Swiss would carry him home. She found it was dangerous when he crossed the road, and he only wanted to get to the other side.

Daily Feline Prompt: Untethered Feline

6 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Untethered Feline

  1. Dear Tabby, My mother/sister, Lily T. Wolf (RIP) was also blind at the end of her life. Our human never tethered her, but was always afraid she would find an escape route. Lily T. Wolf was good at that. Our human was worried about Lily T. Wolf and roads. Humans worry about a lot of things. I believe it’s because they do not have the acute senses we canines and felines are blessed with. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      Fluffy always asked me what blind was. I eventually gave up, because she did not realise that she was blind. If the window was open and no-one was looking she was out on a walk. I didn’t tell Mrs. Human, did not want to get her all excited and Fluffy always returned eventually. He sniffed his way around. Once he disappeared for three days and re-appeared again and that was before he was blind, so it does not really seem to make a big difference. Mrs. Human says I am short sighted, but I can see a bird in a tree at the end of the garden. It is just the bird in front of my nose I don’t see. Short sighted? That is feline vision.
      Tabby T. Cat

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  2. A couple of our elderly dogs have gone blind and deaf with the years. The deafness didn’t bother them much. They didn’t really listen to us anyway and the picked ups “cues” from the other dogs. But the blindness, with the front stairs was a problem. Both dogs who fully lost their sight were small and for a long time, Garry carried them in and out. These days, I wish my dogs could carry ME up and down.

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    • It was amazing how Fluffy adjusted to being blind. He sniffed his way everywhere. If we happened to alter the furniture he would be a little confused at first, but soon got accustomed. Of course we had to block the cat flap and it was only possible for the cats to enter freely. We also had to make sure he didn’t climb to awkward places. Fluffy was convinced he wasn’t blind.

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    • I never realized that she drinks like that to keep the whiskers dry. Tabby always has fresh water, but when I have finished spraying the garden she likes to sample from the water left on the leaves of the plants or in puddles on the ground.

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