Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Creative Challenge 268 Summer

Nera the cat had a haircut

This is Jay Purrfect reporting from the Human home interviewing Chief Feline Nera for PawTV

Jay Purrfect: Good evening Nera and thank you for allowing us to intrude in your private sphere for this interview about Summer. What does it mean to you Nera?

Nera: Hello Jay and welcome to my territory. Mrs. Human can you fetch the nice Mr. Jay Purrfect a saucer of fresh water and perhaps a serving of tuna fish. I am sure he is thirsty and hungry.

Mrs. Human: Of course Nera, no problem.

Jay Purrfect: I see you have your humans well trained Nera. Is there a secret to this?

Nera: Oh no, Jay, just a matter of the right training and they worship me, as it should be. Would you like your tuna fish with a pinch of tarragon Jay? Mrs. Human, did you hear. Jay would like some tarragon for the digestion. And now to the summer. Of course the summer means longer days, more time to sleep. The night might be shorter, but concentrated. The scent of a mouse searching for food, tiny patter of mouse feet amongst the grass stalks, a hunt with the spice of a juicy reward.

Jay Purrfect: I see you have a new hair style for the summer Nera. Did you give the hairdresser instructions, or was it her own idea?

Nera: No-one touches my priceless silky, sleeky long shiny fur without my express permission and it was my design for a new style. I was tired of the same old look, nothing special, every feline in the neighbourhood with long fur was wearing the same. I am something special. Of course it was not easy to explain to the hairdresser how to do it, but eventually she understood. I even subjected myself to an anaesthetic to ensure that a pefect result would be obtained. The hairdresser suggested it would be better for all concerned – something about me not remaining cool and quiet and hissing too much. She was a human. Not all humans remain calm around my balanced personality. I told her to style the legs as something completely different. I think the result is perfect, really something out of this feline world.

Jay Purrfect: And so ideal for the hot summer months. I heard a rumour that the trimming operation was necessary due to an infestation of snails and tics in the fur, accompanied by some twigs, stalks and seeds.

Nera: No, no, this was a malicious rumour spread by those felines jealous of my unique appearance and my beauty. I underwent this operation voluntarily with no influence whatsoever from Mr. and Mrs. Human.

Mrs. Human: But Nera……

Nera: Hisssss, Mrs. Human this is my interview, Humans may be seen but not heard understood.

Jay Purrfect: I see you have your humans completely under control.

Nera: Of course, Jay, you never know what ideas they might develop otherwise. I manage to keep them at paws length most of the time, unless of course I have the desire for a coat combing session, or a tummy tickle.

Jay Purrfect: By the way the tuna fish with tarragon is very good. Do you think I could have the recipe?

Nera: No problem. Mrs. Human you heard, please obey. And now further about the summer. It was a very tasty summer in connection with the butterfly population. They make a change from the bird diet of the Winter days. There were a few disturbances from thunder and lightening, but our human slaves kept the feline flap well-oiled to allow for a speedy entrance into my apartment when it became too noisy for my sensitive ears. And now Jay, I think we have to close this interview. I feel the urge for a feline sleep to refresh my brain cells. When will my interview appear on PurrTV?

Jay Purrfect: We will be transmitting this interview on our prime time Saturday night when most felines will be watching. An interview with such a star as yourself will be the main part of our transmission. I would like to thank you, Nera, for the kindness of putting your precious time to our disposal. You are an example to the feline race. I was wondering, tonight is full moon, the last of the summer, whether you would care to take a walk with me this evening?

Nera: Well Jay I am blushing beneath my wonderful silky fur. I would not say no to such an invitation. I am sure it will be the most wonderful summer evening I have spent this year, but keep you paws to yourself. I do not accept every invitation I receive, after all I am something unique. 

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  1. Hmmmmm........a slightly different summer to the one I had heard about. I guess it's all a matter of purr-spective :-))

  2. As Hamlet once said, "..must give us paws." (Or was it 'pause?') Either was another very enjoyable chapter in the adventures of Queen Nera and her kingdom. I'm waiting for you to post an audio of Nera doing her world famous yodel.

  3. It's always nice to take a pause/paws, and read about a purr-fect Swiss cat summer. LOL

  4. I noticed Nera can be a bit 'catty' and her responses at times are a bit 'fishy'. but then most famous stars are exactly the same!

    Enjoy your evening walk with Jay....keep your leggings pulled up!!

  5. I'm sure the interview will be a great success in the cat's world...perhaps Nera will be scheduled for the next week's cover of Cat Fancy...

  6. Nera is a diva if I ever saw one...a great interview and a great summer!

  7. you sure know how to get in a cat's head.. lol.. great write!