Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Magnetism


“Tabby, are you still sleeping?”

“No the sleep process has been terminated. I have other duties to perform. My inner magnetic intuition tells me that I should begin a washing session.”

“But you have only been sleeping, and are not dirty.”

“It has nothing to do with dirt. We felines are never dirty. It is a magnetic attraction steered by the tongue combined with an impetus to lick the fur. Of course there is a licking programme to be followed. We begin on the plus side, where the paw meets the face. The paw is licked and then systymatic strokes are made at the back of the ear. You should always wash behind the ears my mum said.”

“That is what human mothers tell their children as well.”

“Mrs. Human, do not interrupt or dare to compare the secret methods of feline washing with human washing. We are magnetically equipped for our cleansing sessions. Humans must always use additives such as soap and water, which is usual to creatures on the lower scales of the biological system. We felines arrive in the world fully equipped with everything necessary – we need no additional help, we are independent and can do it all on our own.”

“Yes, I noticed Tabby, although sometimes there are places that you lick where I would not want to go.”

“Believe me Mrs. Human, I would not even ask you to and they are the minus positions of the magnetic force. After the ears we continue to the face and then it gets serious.”

“Really, how does that happen?”

“We just established that you do not want to know. But there is the manicure session which can get very detailed. Every claw must be cleaned until all foreign bodies are removed.”

“You have foreign bodies?”

“I usually dispose of them and if they are tasty I eat them.”

“Tabby I don’t think I really want to know the sordid details.”

“They are not sordid Mrs. Human, they are facts of feline life.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Magnetism

7 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Magnetism

  1. Dear Tabby, Many canines do not wash, but I learned to keep myself clean because my adopted mothers/sisters were Siberian Huskies and they are very hygienic dogs. My little sister has learned some of this from me. Mindy, however, only cleans those parts that Mrs. Anglo-Swiss doesn’t want to know about. But that is a breed variation among canines, I think. All canines clean those bits, but not all canines clean their feet, ears and faces. Cleaning our ears is very difficult when the ears are, like mine, floppy. My mothers/sisters had ears similar to those of felines and it was much easier for them. I thought you’d be interested in canine habits of cleanliness because we have them, too. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      Cleaning and washing is part of a feline life. My mum said always wash after you have eaten, because the others will smell it and want some as well. We once had a feline living here that never really washed, because he didn’t have any fur to wash and had to have a bath. I have never had a bath, but my litter sister Nera had to have a bath once and she did not like it. Eventually everyone got a bath because water was going everywhere. One of the most interesting parts of feline washing is the production of hairballs. Mrs. Human says I am the perfect feline with short hair and never get tangles in it, although I know I am perfect.
      Tabby T. Cat

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      • Hi Tabby, I’ve only had one bath and I hated it. But my sister/mother Lily T. Wolf and I met a skunk and tried to have a conversation. Our human went insane and tied us up in the laundry shed and scrubbed us with hot water and soap. It did no good. Everything was skunked for a long time afterward. I never want another bath so if I smell a skunk, I ignore it. Yrs always, DTD

        Hi Tabby, Martha here. Just so you know, I learned what to use in case Dusty gets skunked again and it really works. Yr pal, Martha

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