Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Atmospherics


I was sitting in front of the window pondering whether to leave or not and Mrs. Human opened the window as she was trained to do. After a time spend debating whether to go or not, I decided to leave my home, although there was a slight doubt whether it was the right decision. This was a mistake as my stupid human closed the window. She left me no choice, and I was shut out. After a few desperate meows no-one appeared at the window. She had left me to my fate.

It was typical human, no patience. Just because I happen to sit next to a closed window and make a few paw swipes it does not mean I want to go out, it means I am thinking about it and the thought process can be somewhat complicated.

I might look like I want to leave, but there are many factors to be taken into consideration. Perhaps leaving is not my real wish but I am just testing atmospherical conditions with my whiskers. Is there a friendly atmosphere waiting for me? Are there perhaps other felines with territorial problems waiting to pounce? Perhaps the birds will fly as soon as they see me. Is that sky safe, will it fall on my head? I sniff to see if there is water in the air which might attack me when I leave. I look in the distance and hear strange noises, who knows what might happen if I go further. Just as I decided not to go Mrs. Human closes the window and leaves me with no choice.

The silly human does not realise that things are not based on a sudden whim in the feline world. We have to think things over. Mrs. Human complains about the cold draught coming through the window, but I find it a whiff of fresh air. Just becaue I sit for a while and contemplate the safety of my future by leaving or not, it does not actually mean that I want to leave my home, I am thinking about it.

Typical human, I so hate stress in my feline life. Oh well, I have no choice but to walk around the home and enter through my cat flap on the other side.

“Oh Tabby, you are back again. I thought you wanted to go out.”

“Mrs. Human, do not think so much, it is not good to overtax you brain.”

“But you were sitting in front of the window waiting to go out.”

“All a matter of interpretation Mr. Human.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Atmospherics

6 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Atmospherics

  1. Hi Tabby, you remind me of a poem by T. S. Eliot, the “Rum Tum Tugger” Here’s the salient passage:

    The Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore:
    When you let him in, then he wants to be out;
    He’s always on the wrong side of every door,
    And as soon as he’s at home, then he’d like to get about.
    He likes to lie in the bureau drawer,
    But he makes such a fuss if he can’t get out.

    Your pal, Martha

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    • Meow Martha
      Which proves my point. If I wait in front of the door it does not mean that I am actually going anywhere, I am thinking it over. Perhaps I might go, or might stay. These are serious decisions to be made. I must think things over. When I come to a decision I will let you know although it is quite possible that I might change my mind. I don’t find it boring at all, but exciting and adds spice to each one of my remaining lives.
      Tabby T. Cat

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    • The problem is that her own special door is usually on the opposite side of the home and it means adding a walk to get there. It takes longer for Mrs. Human to open the door agai, but that is not the important part. The important part is waiting until the door is opened, although when the door is opened she might change her mind and go to the other side of the appartment. It can get very exciting sometimes.


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