Daily Feline Prompt: Meager Feline


“Tabby I havn’t seen you all afternoon.”

“I am on strike.”

“On strike, but it is only workers that strike.”

“I am the hardest worker here. I slave away from morning to evening. My life is one hard fight for survival and now I have had enough. My efforts go unrecognised. Are you insinuating that I am lazy and do nothing all day.”

“Oh, Tabby, I am so sorry, I did not realise you lead such a hard life. It seemed to me that you were sleeping and I did not want to disturb.”

“But you have disturbed, ¬†interrupting my deep state of sleep meditation. It is not easy when I rest my weary head on my cushion to relax and a human asks stupid questions. I was deep into nirvana endeavouring to become at one with the feline world and I get a silly remark about not seeing me all afternoon. Of course I am here.”

“You mean that you do not relax when sleeping?”

“I sleep 23 hours and day. It is hard work to force my remaining energy into one hour. I have to eat and drink and ensure that my outside territory is safe from other prowling felines. Even my 23 hour sleep is disturbed when I have to wash myself and change my sleeping position now and again. ¬†Sleep is not just sleep, it is an eternal battle with finding the correct position. Do you realise the amount of energy needed to lick my paw and wipe it over my whiskers, and each whisker needs an individual clean. When I awake I am exhausted and then I have to eat. You could also consider the energy I am forced to use to chew on those hard vitamin pellets when I am awake. And producing the occasional hairball also needs concentration to get a perfect shape and form. I refuse to eat another hard vitamin pellet.”

“But that is all you are getting at the moment Tabby. They are healthy and good for you and there is nothing else.”

“Nothing else? That sounds a bit meager.”

“No, I used the last tin of tuna fish yesterday. You will have to wait until tomorrow.”

“Oh, in that case I will break my strike, but only until tomorrow. And now I must hurry. There is only half an hour left before I begin my sleeping exhaustions again. What a life I lead, from one stress to another.”

Daily Feline Prompt: Meager Feline