Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Daily Feline Prompt: Saved by the Meow

Tell us about a time when you managed to extract yourself from a sticky situation at the very last minute.


“There have been many sticky situations in my life. One of the reasons why we have nine lives. If I only had one I would not be here today to tell the story.

My first moment of terror, of fear, was when Mrs. Human closed the cupboard door and I was sleeping inside the cupboard.”

“That was your fault Tabby. You have to jump into every small space, curl up and sleep.”

“It was not my fault. You did not even bother to see if I was in the cupboard.”

“I did not expect you to be in the cupboard. The cupboard is reserved for human clothes and not as a sleeping quarter for a feline.”

“That is a matter for discussion. Human clothing objects are very soft and comfortable to lay on. The cupboard in itself is a very feline friendly construction. Closed on all sides with no external interference from noise or human movements. If you insist on having such a feline shaped place, then you must expect a feline to sleep in it. Naturally the door is to be kept open at all times in case we wish to move on to other sleeping quarters.”

“But you made so much noise in the cupboard that I found you straight away and opened the door.”

“Excuses, excuses. What would have happened if you had gone on one of those human territorial safaris to bring home food. I could have died in the cupboard, suffocated by lack of air. Or you might have found me at the last moment when I would have gathered the last of my strength to crawl out of the cupboard.”

“Tabby, so quickly that would not happen. The cupboard is not air tight and you would have enough air to breathe.”

“Oh thanks, so in the meanwhile I scream my meows and I am ignored. Imagine the state of my nerves.”

“You have nerves?”

“Of course I have nerves, although I know I am a cool cat. Remember when you opened the cupboard door and I fell out of the cupboard, it was very embarrassing.”

“So what did you learn from the experience?”

“That humans have no respect towards feline sleeping places.”

“No Tabby, that open cupboards are not open for felines to sleep.”

“I think this could develop into one of those psychological discussions.”


  1. Tabby should count herself lucky not to live the human called Schroedinger!!! :-)

  2. sorry, that should read 'live with'

    1. Tabby should count herself lucky with a lot of things, but she is not interested how the others live, just I, me and myself.

  3. Sounds like all kitties to me. Misty is so spoilt you wouldn't read about it. She won't drink water yet only pet milk, the vet said they prefer drinking moving water so guess who has her own small running water feature now. It has just arrived and I must have my camera ready for when she first sees it working.She is so darn nosey and loves trying to get into the basin in the bathroom when I am washing my face and cleaning my teeth. lol

    1. Tabby has a selection of water to drink. Inside a bowl and outside on the porch. She is quite a gourmet and prefers to dip her paw into the water and lick it drop by drop.