Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Survival


Of course I will survive. I had 9 complete lives, and still have 5 to go, although I do not really remember how and when I lost the other four, but these things are stored in the memory whisker department. Whiskers are not just to admire and praise as  wonderful complement to my general good looks, they have a purpose. They are our memories. The one on the left that is hanging a little, is the place where my paw fights are stored. I survived them all, but each confrontation reduces the power of the whisker, that is why it is drooping. The whisker on the right at the top is my favourite whisker, because it records every mouse and bird that I have conquered up to now. On the left at the top is my tuna fish dish collection.

The reason why I have survived every problem and fight up to now, to be quite honest, is because of my talent for running fast. There is no point in being brave and trying to withstand oppression, especially if the other one is bigger and stronger that you are. No, the surviving felines are those that can run faster than the others. Forget bravery in the claws of the enemy, it does not work. Of course the first step when threatened is to use your hissy voice. If you notice that this is not working then run for it. Aim for your cat flap. You are then safe. You think I am a coward? Forget it. In the feline world it is not the survival of the fittest, but the survival of those that can run faster than the others. That is why I always return safely from my excursions into the unknown. Paws first forever. They are the secret of feline survivial, claws come second.

These are my wise words of today.


Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Survival

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Survival


“Going out Tabby?”

“Yes Mrs. Human, although I will not go far, it is raining and you know how I dislike water that comes from above.”

“Be careful Tabby.”

“Be careful? I have never been careful, what could possibly go wrong?”

“All sorts of things could happen. You might stumble, be pounced on by a crow or climb onto a tree and not find the way back.”

“I am feline Mrs. Human, you know the gods with 9 earthly lives. I overcome all problems. Have you ever seen a feline fall and not land on its paws? No, of course no, we are the survivors. I have never seen a crow at close range Mrs. Human, they are more into nuts and acorns. If I climbed a tree here, I am sure you would rescue me if I could not return, although I have no intention of spending one of my nine lives  on a tree.”

“How do you know how many lives you have left Tabby?”

“It is all a question of quantum physics and luck. As one of our great feline scientists, Martin Paws Reese said, “Everything, however complicated – hunting mice, stalking birds, and catnip sniffing – is made of atoms and obeys the equations of quantum physics. But even if those equations could be solved, they wouldn’t offer the enlightenment that felines seek. Each feline has its own autonomous concepts and laws and will eventually progress to its 10th life”.”

“Oh, I see, that is very intellectual and if I may say a little complicated for my simple human brain.”

“Do not overstrain your simple human brain , just continue to empty my recycling tray and serve my dinner regularly, The rest takes care of itself. I am now going to have a read and afterwards a refreshing sleep.”

“What is that book Tabby?”

“Oh just one of those normal feline lectures by Sigmund cat Freud “The Survival of the feline ego and its narcissm.”

“Oh, wouldn’t you prefer “Cat Watching” by Desmond Morris.”

“I don’t think so, that is more for humans and their basic knowledge. We felines prefer something with more bite.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Survival