Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Quills


“Tabby you have that look in your eyes as if you want something from me.”

“I had a idea Mrs. Human.”

“But this time I hope it has nothing to do with tuna fisb or diamond studied cat flaps.”

“No not at all Mrs. Human, although they are still on my feline bucket list.”

“You have a bucket list?”

“Of course, all felines have a bucket list, although my bucket list is shrinking. The first item was dealt with some time ago.”

“That must have bee important if it was the first.”

“Obtain your own human slave. The moment I saw you Mrs. Human, I decided you would be the right material for cleaning cat recycling trays and serving tuna fish. At the human slave market they said you would be a good acquirement, but forgot to mention the hard vitamin pellet addiction.”

“But they are good for you Tabby.”

“Exactly, they forgot to mention that as well. I have learned to make the most of things.”

“So what is the new item on your bucket list Tabby.”

“I was thinking you could perhaps get a bird cage, they are quite reasonable online according to my pawpad. just big enough for a sparrow or perhaps a finch. We don’t want to overdo it Mrs. Human.”

“I don’t get it, why a bird cage?”

“I was only thinking of you dragging all those tins of tuna fish from the store. You could catch a few birds, we could keep them in the cage and fatten them up. I even heard that they like to peck on vitain pellets.”

“No Tabby, definitely not. I am not organising your meals on wings. The poor little birds sitting in a cage waiting to be served for your dinner.”

“Mrs. Human, you often cook a chicken in the oven.”

“That is something completely different Tabby. They are dead when I buy them and I do not breed them myself.”

“You see, humans do not treasure the advantages of fresh bird meat. You could organise a chicken coop in the garden, then you would always have fresh meat and I am sure there would be some to spare for a hungry feline.”

“Forget it, I am not spending my time removing the quills from a chicken to supply fresh chicken for my meal. I prefer my chickens to be anonymous.”

“Mrs. Human, I can always trade you in at the human slave market for a new human. On the other paw, human training takes time. I will settle for a bird cage I think.”

“No way, and I have just discovered you can get chicken flavoured vitamin pellets. That would be a good idea. Tabby, are you listening? Stop trying to topple the bird feeder.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Quills

7 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Quills

  1. Hi Tabby, Martha here. I have bird bath and after our walk yesterday, Bear was in the yard with me. A big dove wanted a drink and I told Bear to just let the dove drink, but that couldn’t happen. The dove dove (ha ha) for the birdbath and Bear ran to get the dove (failed). There’s no arguing with instinct with you four-legged creatures. Personally, I think birds in a cage is a good idea. You’d stare at them all day. Dusty T. Dog tells me you’ve been staring at walls and honestly, that’s very troubling. Your Pal, Martha

    P.S. Dusty T. Dog is asleep or he would be writing to you.

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    • Meow Martha
      I must have a word with Bear on how to catch a bird. She should elimate running from the procedure, just stand on the back legs and when the bird approaches, clap the front paws together. It is precision work, but brings the best results. This is not instinct, which is a word humans use when they do not understand the ways of our kingdoms. It is precision work, a combination of quantum mathematics and transcendential taste buds. Humans will never understand. Birds in a cage is a fantastic idea, especially if there is a paw friendly door to open. Dusty T. Dog does not understand the ways of the feline intelligence, wall staring is more than just staring, we absorb the meaning of life from the walls. What came first the wall or the feline is the question to be answered.
      Tabby T. Cat

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      • Hi Tabby, I’m afraid running is an element of the canine hunting style but I agree. It’s not appropriate for catching birds. Lily T. Wolf, though a canine, followed a method fundamentally like that you’ve described except there were no paws involved. At the last minute she grabbed the bird in her jaws. It was very effective. I’m afraid Bear doesn’t have the innate hunting skills some other animals have, though she did catch a mouse. Your pal, Martha

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  2. We had a parrot while we had a cat. It didn’t work out well for either bird OR parrot. A full-size parrot has a powerful beak. They also know — parrots are pretty smart — that cats are not their friends. So if there’s a cat lurking around, they get nervous and fight back. We gave up the parrot. The bird was happier, the cat was disappointed. Such is life!

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    • Tabby is a bit of a scaredy cat . Her biggest enemy when she moved in was the vacuum Cleaner. She would run and hide when it was switched on. She hides if she sees a dog and if there is a builder outside, she stays inside until he goes. Sparrows are ok, they are smaller than she is, but I don’t think she would survive a parrot.


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