Daily Feline Prompt: In a feline Jiffy



“Yes Mrs. Human”

“Come here a moment.”

“In a jiffy Mrs. Human.”

“You said that half an hour ago, and I am still waiting.”

“Half an hour? Does not exist in meow. Is that three circles before sinking into a sleep, or new sleeping place search time. It could also be the manipulation of a tin opener time with opposable thumbs.”

“You said in a jiffy.”

“Now that is another kettle of tuna fish. Would it be a paw washing jiffy, or perhaps a scratch behind the ear jiffy. There is also the wall watching jiffy, but that could take time, especially if an interesting conversation develops between the wall and me. What is the urgency, I was just taking a sleeping jiffy.”

“It is not really urgent Tabby, but….”

“In that case call me again when an urgent matter arises.”

“I actually wanted to ask you if it is not too hot laying in the sun outside.”

“No problem Mrs. Human, the sun has now shifted, and it does not look like it will fall on my head. And now can I sleep on further?”

“But you have been sleeping for more than an hour.”

“Hour? You mean a feline hour or a human hour?”

“Is there a difference?”

“Of course there is Mrs. Human. The feline measurement of time it comparable to the study of each of the steps in an operational or production procedure and the time consumed by them, for the purpose of devising methods of increasing efficiency or productivity of felines. In other words, I will have to sleep it over before reaching a decision.”

“And how long will that take?”

“Just a jiffy Mrs. Human, just a jiffy.”

Daily Feline Prompt: In a Feline Jiffy

11 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: In a feline Jiffy

  1. Dear Tabby, We canines have a way of marking time, too. For me it’s ‘Is she up yet?’ followed by “Let me back in” followed by “Thanks for breakfast.” Then there is a period of no time that ends in “Dinner!” followed by “Go outside, you guys!” Sometime later is “You wanna’ take a walk?” You see, my human and I cooperate on the structuring of time. I conferred with my sister, Mindy, and it seems her sense of time is more feline in nature. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty,
      That is also a good system, although it does depend on the human mood. What if the human is still sleeping, then it would distrub the time table, although I am sure a good healthy bark would work wonders. My human tends to ignore my pleading meows at her bedroom door and she has irregular times of being up. I have my own private entrance and exit, so come and go as I please. It is just the eternal disturbances when I am sleeping and she thinks she has a right to a place on the sub bed when I am there. This is where my human does not co-operate. I should make a few changes in my education programme, apply more scratching motions perhaps.
      Tabby T. Cat


  2. Cats, unless chasing something, are NEVER in a jiffy. Except of course when they are kittens where everything is hurry, hurry, hurry. A happy cat does not rush. They are deliberate, though perhaps a bit faster when there is some special food in hand 🙂

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