Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Controversy

Tabby

It is raining outside and I want to go places and see things. If I go out my paws will be wet and the water will be falling downwards. I will have to think about it. It is a bit problem in a feline life to choose the right time to do the right thing. I don’t mind the rain, as long as I can shelter somewhere where I will not get wet or if it stays on the ground where it belongs. I then have the possibility to taste its fine flavours. Perhaps I could retire to the porch on a chair, but the chair is not as comfortable as a bed, or a cushion, or even the chair where I am now resting.  Oh the problems of a feline life and the decisions we have to make.

Perhaps I could have something to eat, but at the moment it is only the iron reserve. The hard flavourless vitamin pellets that Mrs. Human tells me are good for me. Mrs. Human is too lazy to open a tin of tuna fish it seems. How can a human know what is good for me. They only eat meat that has been cooked. They do not realise the delights of fresh bird or mouse, uncooked and with its natural flavours. Humans are funny animals. They do not smell the food before eating, but just insert it in their mouth, chew it and swallow it, no delights of flavour absorption. They have noses but it seems for other purposes, although I have not yet discovered what purposes. Although Mrs. Human might empty my recycling tray after I have left my mark there, and complains that something is smelling. Perhaps their noses are consructed differently to ours. I never smell anything in my tray.

If the feline next door takes a walk through my territory I smell it immediately. There is a smell in the air that is not welcome, an invasive smell. I am sure the feline does it on purpose just to annoy me.

I just had a look out of the window, it is still raining. I have no choice, three circles on the chair anticlockwise and sink into oblivion. Perhaps it will have stopped raining when I am awake. If not, I will have to add a few hours more onto my sleep. Oh, the controversial problems of a feline.

Daily Prompt: Feline Controversy

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Paw Immersion

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There are some things that humans do not understand. I have written many times that water is not just water, but has it flavours and tastes. Water has to be approached with thought, with considertion. Some animals see water and pounce with no real feeling. I am reminded of my canine friends, who find that water is just for drinking, no insult meant of course, it just happens to be cats first. Of course, this is the main purpose, but wine is also for drinking. You do not pounce on a glass full of wine an empty the glass in a few seconds. You take a sip, let it soak into the taste buds and absorb it with the tongue. Afterwards you swallow it, allowing the water to be absorbed . It is to be considere as a living thing.

As you can see in the photo, this is how to paw your water. First of all dip the paw into the water to test if it has the right termperature: too cold or too warm does not allow it to be absorbed and savoured to the last tantilising drop. The paw tells you everying, but only the right front paw. This paw has been especially developed for this purpose. Of couse there are felines that might be southpaws, and use the left paw.

And do not be diverted by your human if she finds that the water you are drinking may not be pure. Who are humans to recognise the purity of water. Their water is processed, comes from a tap, and has lost its flavour. No, do not be discouraged as I was last week.  I discovered a source of the most delicious drop I had ever found. It had definitely been maturing for at least 2-3 months and had reached the perfection in taste. So what do you do? You drink it of course, even if it is combined with difficulties. There I was enjoying every lap of the tongue and then I heard the thunderous voice of Mrs. Human. “Tabby what are you doing, that water is not clean.”

How can a mere human judge what is acceptable to the delicate taste of a feline. I ignored her and we had a slight misunderstanding. Luckily tis exquisite source of refreshment is still there, and now and again I take a few tongue fulls as a refreshment.

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Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Paw Immersion

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Expectation

Roschti

“Err, Mrs. Human, that is not me.”

“I know Tabby, it is Roschti, the feline that lives next door, he paid a visit in our garden.”

“Correction Mrs. Human, he invaded my territory. What are you going to do about it.”

“Nothing Tabby, it is your territory, not mine. If Roschti wants to take a walk through our garden, he is not doing any harm.”

“Of course he is, he is leaving his scent everywhere he walks, he is offending my personal possessions. Tell him to go.”

“Tabby, you can tell him to go.”

“But he will start a fight.”

“Then let him walk through the garden. He is really not doing any harm but just crossing our garden to get to the other side.”

“Of course he is, look he is sniffing at one of my personal tree stems, and destroying the scent of the lotus blossoms that grow where I walk,  but what else an you expect from a different feline.”

“But he is leaving the stalk where they are, and I have not seen any lotus blossoms.”

“Only felines see lotus blossoms, and now he knows where my stalks are because he has left his scent on them. I now have to reposess them by leaving my scent on them.”

“Does it really make any different Tabby? You are not taking the stalks anywhere.”

“Of course it makes a difference, they now smell different.”

“I cannot smell anything Tabby, It is a wonderful day, the sun is shining and there is Spring in the air.”

“Correction, there is Roschti in the air.” ¨

“Where are you going Tabby.”

“I am going to Roschti’s garden of course I have a few scents to leave on a few plants in his garden. That will show him that he cannot do as he pleases in my territory.”

“That is very childish Tabby.”

“Childish does not exist in meow Mrs. Human, only kittenish, one of the biggest insults you can give a feline.”

“But it doesn’t seem to bother Roschti.”

“Of course not, it is all a matter of feline psychology. He has now taken possession of my territory by sniffing at my branches.”

“But you are now sniffing in his territory.”

“But he was there first hissss.”

“i will never undestand felines.”

“Mrs. Human, if you try to understand humans you will see that is a psychologicyl impossibility.”

Feline Expectation

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Safety First

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe.

Tabby

“I am not keen on open spaces and prefer to be closed in with walls around me.  I was taking a walk along the open space in my home, but was alert. You never know what might be lurking in the dark corners.”

“But Tabby there is nothing lurking anywhere.”

“You are lurking Mrs. Human.”

“I am not lurking, I live here.”

“Yes, with my permission and you are lurking again with your camera. I think I will retire to the bathroom, there I am safe.”

“Why are you safe in the bathroom and not in the corridor.”

“That is obvious. The bathroom is closed on all sides, except for the entrance, and I always have my eyes on the entrance. It is also near to the cupboard where you keep your human clothes: another safe place and nice and comfortable.”

“But you tend to cast your fur on my clothes whilst you are sitting in the cupboard.”

“Of course, I have to leave my scent somewhere to ensure that when I return I feel safe. The best place is on top of the cupboard where my special cushion is. And just to mention, you should apply that noisy machine on my cushion again to rid it of my fur remnants.”

“But Tabby you just told me that it makes you feel secure when your fur remains on my clothes in the cupboard.”

“That is not the same thing Mr. Human. A cushion should be kept clean at all times, it is exposed on the top of the cupboard which is my lookout post. No-one approaches me up there, it is all for I, me and myself and I do not want a fur accompaniment to spoil my outlook. The cupboard is a closed space where I can savour the aromas of my aura and my fur keeps human smells away.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Safety

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Care

When you’re unwell, do you allow others to take care of you, or do you prefer to soldier on alone? What does it take for you to ask for help?

Tabby

“Tabby, do you not feel so well, you have been sleeping for some time now.”

“I am perfectly healthy Mrs. Human, but a feline needs its sleep to be able to relax.”

“Otherwise I could call the uncle doctor, I am sure the vet and his nice nurses would look after you.”

“”Mra. Human, you have some strange ideas now and again. I do not need the vet, do not need his nurse, I am perfectly healthy, but if you continue with such threats I might have a psychological negative reaction, like paw marks on human flesh an a few hisses to go with them. I feel fine, just having a sleep. There is nothing wrong with me, although if you continue to bother me and disturb my sleep I might produce a hair ball.”

“A hair ball? But Tabby that is not so good. You have been eating too much grass outside.”

“A feline can never eat too much grass. It has a cleansing purpose and removes the hairs we happen to swallow whilst cleaning our fur.”

“Tabby what are you doing.”

“Preparing for the disposal of a hair ball.”

“But that does not look so good. Stop making those strange noises.”

“Mrs. Human silence, the removal of a hairball is not an easy task. So, that’s better, I feel fine now.”

“But your unwanted hairball is now on my carpet.”

“Then clean it away. There is nothing more disturbing for a feline to have its ex-hairballs laying around: not very hygienic or aesthetic.”

“Are you sure that you don’t want to visit the vet.”

“I am completely sure, absolutely sure, I feel fine, never felt better. And now leave me to my sleep. The only problem I have at the moment is a human that does not understand the vegetative system of a feline.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline care

Daily Feline Prompt: The Luckiest Felines

Who was the first person you encountered today? Write about him or her.

Tabby

“Tabby, you could at least move a little into the light for a better photo.”

“I am not a feline model Mrs. Human and I did not invite you to take a photo. This is all about the first person I encountered today.”

“So you are going to write about me?”

“I do not write about humans, they are only mentioned as a side dish, or shall I tell everyone how you emptied my recycling tray and filled up my water bowl and vitamin pellets.”

“But you can write about I, me and myself.”

“That is what I mean. Felines do not write about humans, slaves are boring.”

“You could tell everyone what I am wearing.”

“Felines don’t wear things so that is not interesting. You always have the same furless appearance.  If you were striped, had long fluffy fur or silky black fur it would be more interesting. You don’t even have passengers in your furless coat.”

“I hope not, and neither do you.”

“That is because I am a short furred Tabby and give myself a lick at least three times a day. You just have one big lick in the morning in that shower thing and now for something more important. I have wasted enough words on my blog today about humans. I have to keep an eye on Roschti, he is trying to climb up the bird house again and now he has moved to the garden opposite where the human that lives there is chasing him away. No justice for us felines.”

“But I think that Roschti was digging in her herb garden.”

“That’s what herbs are for, to dig into. And now I have wasted enough time with you Mrs. Human. We felines do not do encounters, we just do hiss, fight, eat, sleep and a fur lick. Now and again a tummy tickle is pleasant, did you hear Mrs. Human. Here I am laying on the floor ready for a tummy tickle.”

“At once Tabby.”

Daily Prompt: The Luckiest Felines

Daily Feline Prompt: The Kindness of Felines

When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!

Taps

“It’s Fido Dog reporting from the feline household of Tabby and Fluffy for our TV programme “How the others live”.

Tell me Tabby, are you satisfied with your feline life and your human owners.?”

“First of all, what are you paying for this interview?”

“We thought it would be a free contribution to further more understanding between canines an felines.”

“Dog just one thing, the word “understanding” does not exist in meow and we felines do not do anything for nothing, there is a price to pay for everything. Two branches of catnip will be enough. After making that clear, another point would be that we felines do not have human owners. We have human slaves and due to the intensive training programme they undergo from their feline superiors their duties are completed in a satisfactory condition. Just a moment “human empty my feline recycling tray and renew the contents” –

“Of course Tabby, immediately at your service.”

“Well, it seems that the feline Tabby has his humans well under control. And what about you Fluffy? Are you satisfied with your feline life.?”

“First of all hold that microphone a little to the side, you are blocking my view of the birds in the tree. Otherwise life is so oh la la. Perhaps a little less vitamin filled dry pellet food and more fish in its own liquid would be better, but I survive.”

“It seems that our two feline guests could be more satisfied. Tabby and Fluffy, why are you both hissing and showing your claws? Our TV company really wants to bring your needs to the attention of the general public.”

“First of all, Fido dog, we are felines, from the Bastet corn Chamber central and are definitely not interested in the general public. We have only one interest in our feline lives and you can make that quite clear to the general public – I, me and myself. What self respecting feline would send a TV programme about canines. Never, it would be beneath our dignity. I suggest you interview our human slave, she will probably be only to glad to tell you how her world revolves around the felines that own her and now go, we have more important things to do that an interview with a canine.”

“Hello dogs everywhere and now you know how life is with the others. Perhaps a little different to the life of a canine, but felines are something completely different. So please remember the next time you meet a feline, just avoid them.”

“What did he say Tabby.”

“No problem Fluffy, we just showed them who is the boss. Now it is time for a sleep.”

Daily Feline Prompt: the Kindness of Felines
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