Daily Feline Prompt: Athletic Feline


“It’s a small step for a feline, but one giant leap to eat.”

“That sounds very philosophical Tabby.”

“Of course, but perhaps you could put my food in a better place the next time.”

“I always put your food on the ground.”

“Mrs. Human you eat your food from the table. Perhaps in future when you eat you could put my bowl on the table as well.”

“No Tabby, your place is on the floor with your various choice of bowls and taking that small step will keep you fit.”

“I am fit, I train all day.”

“I was under the impression that you sleep all day.”

“Human impressions are not very exact. I am not sleeping but resting my eyes and planning what actions to take when I am awake.”

“You mean finding the path to your food. All you do is eat and sleep.”

“That is not true, I spend time meditating on the meaning of life and that is not easy as a feline. We have nine lives, and we first of all have to calculate, by the process of elimination, how many lives we still have.”

“And what did you discover?”

“That I no longer have as many as I had. Somewhere on the way I seem to have mislaid a few, but I still have five. I think I left one in Roschti’s back garden when we once had a detailed territorial discussion and he won. Another one got lost when you trod on my tail.”

“But you survived and no damage was done.”

“I had a shock, almost a feline nervous breakdown.”

“But it was your own fault, sneaking up behind me and I did not know you were there.”

“Typical human putting the blame on a poor little harmless feline like myself. To continue, I think I left a life when you locked me in your clothes cupboard.”

“Tabby you were only there for an hour, and slept most of the time.”

“How do you know? I was hoarse meowing until I eventually fell into a comatonse sleep.”

“You are exaggerating Tabby.  I had to wake you when I opened the cupboard door, you were so comfortable sleeping on my clothes. And now enjoy your remaining 5 lives with a bowl of tuna fish served in the usual place.”

“OK, I suppose even a feline cannot have everything.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Athletic Feline