Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Mercy


“Mrs. Human, how often have I instructed you not to disturb my sleep. I lead an exhausting life, full of stress situations. There is no peace for a feline.”

“But Tabby, I do all the work for you. I empty your recycling tray, fill your food bowl and

always ensure that you have enough water.”

“But I have to organise it all for you Mrs. Human. I am continously writing instructions for your work plan, being in charge of human logistics is not easy.  I was recovering from this daily turmoil that you cause and again there is a camera taking a photo. I had to do my best to smile for all my followers, not to create an impression that I only think of myself, and you think my life is one big round of enjoyment. Just imagine when I awake after my 16 hours sleep, how my eyes can barely open. My legs feel as if they are weighed down and it is all I can manage to drag myself to the food bowl. And what awaits me there, hard vitamin pellets that need more energy to chew. I manage to foce them down my throat, but it is not easy after an exhausting sleep. All you do is open a bag and top up my bowl with more dreaded pellets and I have to eat them. Do you realise what that means for a hard working feline like myself. I almost have no time to have a good lick.

Do you wash me Mrs. Human? No, of course not, it is all my own hard work. From the tip of my ears to the spaces between the claws. Not to mention certain places on my body that are really difficult to lick. I collapse with exhaustion when I am finished, and you are convinced that I do nothing all day and take the credit for all the hard work.”

“Tabby, I really think you are overdoing it. I keep your living quarters clean.”

“And how you do it. I am subjected to torturous noises on my ears because the monster, known as vacuum cleaner, is applied. Mrs. Human you should really take more consideration of my feelings. And now go and do something  useful and quiet like opening a tin of tuna fish.”

“But I though the noise might disturb you.”

“Disturb you, it is like a symphony of luscious relaxing notes as the handle is turned on the opener and pierces the lid of the tin in a gentle way, not to mention the aroma of the  juices rising from the fish. So now get on with it, I have not got all day to wait for a decent meal, I have a few hours to spend in a restful sleep recovery session. You should really have more mercy on the feelings of a poor hardworking feline.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Mercy

5 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Mercy

  1. Dear Tabby, About the vacuum cleaner. We have recently discovered it’s just a not of noise and we don’t have to pay attention to it. However, when our human says, “Dogs, dammit, move!” we’d better pay attention. My “big” sister, Mindy, stayed on the sofa while our human vacuumed all around her. I was stunned, but I got the message. ANY-hoo, it seems the vacuum is broken and there’s no way to know what will happen next, but our human is NOT happy. I find humans ridiculously complicated, but where would we be without them? Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      My human is very primitive in her development. I do not let her vacuum around me, I withdraw to a quiet corner, as I am sure this machine is a danger to my life. I am not such a large feline, and one day if I do not appear on my well-loved and popular blog, it might be that the vacuum cleaner got me and sucked me into its entrails and begins to digest me. It already has a store of my fur. It even sucks up human food particles on the floor. Mrs. Human even utters profanities if one of my hairballs might get caught in its jaws. Please find out how your vacuum got broken and then I can work on it. I was just watching Mr. Human cleaning out its digestive system, yuck.
      Tabby T. Cat

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  2. My dogs were in the kitchen earlier and I swear, they were barely able to stand on the paws, so starving were they. They hadn’t had any treats in … minutes. It was perfectly obvious if I was unable to give them something to eat, they would keel over. The trials to which they are subjected. It is a daily tragedy. No, really. I’m telling you, they are barely able to stay upright what with the hunger.

    Sometimes I wonder: how much food would they eat if I let them eat as much as they wanted? Would they die at the food dish?

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    • Tabby always has a full bowl, although she is a believer in the half empty theory and not half full. She has never known anything different. I always get a guilty feeling when I eat, especially if it is cold cuts. She says nothing, but just watches every movement I make. It is then that I eventually break down and share. I have such a bad conscience.


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