Daily Feline Prompt: The Exceptional Feline


“Look at the camera Tabby, I want to take your photo.”

“Mrs. Human, you take my photo every day, you must have hundreds of photos of me. I know I am important and irresistable, but I like to choose my pose.”

“Tabby, you always turn your head in the opposite direction whan I want to take a photo.”

“Of course, that is the material that the Pulitzer prize feline photos are made of. If I stared into the camera, there would be no surprise effect, no feline mystery, no quoi de neuf.”

“No what?”

“It’s meow french and means “What’s up”. I like to leave my public with longing for more. If I stared at the camera and smiled, which my feline face muscles are not able to perform, there would be no mystery, no wanting to return for more. There must always be a question left hanging. “Will she meow, will she raise her back paw for a lick, or will she dip her paw into a bowl of water “.  If I stood to attention for your photos, they would be boring, my followers would be disappointed.”

“Pehaps you could stand on your back legs Tabby, that would be something completely different.”

“I have a better idea Mrs. Human. You could crawl on your hands and feet and I would take a photo.”

“Don’t be riciculous, I would be the joke of the day.”

“Exactly, but it would be an exception.”

Daily Feline Prompt: The Exceptional Feline

7 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: The Exceptional Feline

    • It is a signal. She sees me with the camera and deliberately turns her head in the other direction. Of course she ignores me when I call her name as if she didn’t understand. I even meow to make it easier for her, but she just ignores me.


  1. Dear Tabby, My sister Mindy does exactly the same thing when our human takes her photo. As for me, I won’t look at my human when she points the phone or whatever at me. And my “little” sister Bear? She’s more cooperative, but I think she’s realizing that it’s better to look away. I understand perfectly. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      I don’t understand the fuss. I don’t like being stared at by a camera so I turn my head. Mrs Human begins to follow me, but I keep my head turned. Eventually she gives up. That is when I stand on my back legs and wave a paw and begin to dance. She returns with the camera, so I look again in the other direction or sleep. Have you ever seen a frustrated human? They can be quite amusing.
      Tabby T. Cat

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