Daily Feline Prompt: Feline crescendo


“Tabby what are you waiting for?”

“Mrs. Human, felines wait for nothing. We are strong and overcome all obstacles, but we have to think about it first.”

“I thought you wanted to come inside.”

“Yes, that was my intention, but I am confronted by a deep gorge in between the stones and my home.”

“That should be no problem for a feline.”

“Of course it is not a problem Mrs. Human. We felines can do it, although this is rather a crescending gorge with a very wide space to jump across.”

“Then jump Tabby.”

“I am thinking about it. I am not in the mood for jumping today, perhaps I am suffering from vertigo.”

“I have never seen a feline with vertigo Tabby.”

“I might be the first victim. What if I cannot reach the other side. I know the solution Mrs. Human, you could carry me across the gap.”

“Tabby that will not work. I would have to cross the gap to get to the other side and might have an accident.”

“But you expect me to jump across the gap, perhaps break a paw, or even worse lose some whiskers, as a vertigo victim.”

“Tabby you can do it, I am sure. You have succeeded so often.”

“They were other days when my feline balance system was ready to go. I need some time to build up my sense of jump. Ok, I will take the risk, but be prepared to catch me if I might fall.”

“Of course Tabby, I am waiting on the other side of the gap, so jump.”

“Taby where are your going?”

“I have changed my mind. Any feline can jump over a gap and reach the other side. I have decided to walk around our appartment and enter on the other side, where there is no need to jump. Why risk my life, my paws, my whiskers when there is an easier solution.”

“And I thought you would take a record breaking leap to reach a crescendo.”

“No crescendo today Mrs. Human, it is just not a day for crescendos.”

“But look, I have a bowl of tuna fish ready for you.”

“Oh, in that case.”

“You see Tabby, your jump across the dangerous gorge was successful.”

“No problem, you just have to use the right words. Of course I can do it: felines first and above all, tuna fish first.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Crescendo

5 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline crescendo

  1. Bonnie and Gibbs are more than 10 years old and they can jump twice their height from floor to sofa. I am approximately the same age — in human years — and I can’t jump a curb.

    It MUST be the tuna, or in the dogs’ case, that enriched kibble and all those yummy biscuits. Maybe I should start munching greenies?


    • Tabby is 15, and she can still jump. She just likes to be a bit lazy now and again and wait for us to open the window instead of walking through the cat flap, or decide to go the long way round. I cannot even get out of bed stright up. Won’t explain how I do it, but it works.
      We got a bag of free food today from the supermarket, a sort of promotion. Yes, Tabby likes it, a sort of super mini pellet especially for cats that have been neutered (but we didn’t tell her, didn’t want to hurt her feelings.)


    • Meow Dusty
      No problem. Being a member of the highly intelligent, agile feline family, I am equipped with nine lives, although somewhere on the way I seem to have lost four. The vet is still searching for them in his collection.
      Tabby T. Cat

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