Sunday, 20 December 2015

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Care

When you’re unwell, do you allow others to take care of you, or do you prefer to soldier on alone? What does it take for you to ask for help?


“Tabby, do you not feel so well, you have been sleeping for some time now.”

“I am perfectly healthy Mrs. Human, but a feline needs its sleep to be able to relax.”

“Otherwise I could call the uncle doctor, I am sure the vet and his nice nurses would look after you.”

“”Mra. Human, you have some strange ideas now and again. I do not need the vet, do not need his nurse, I am perfectly healthy, but if you continue with such threats I might have a psychological negative reaction, like paw marks on human flesh an a few hisses to go with them. I feel fine, just having a sleep. There is nothing wrong with me, although if you continue to bother me and disturb my sleep I might produce a hair ball.”

“A hair ball? But Tabby that is not so good. You have been eating too much grass outside.”

“A feline can never eat too much grass. It has a cleansing purpose and removes the hairs we happen to swallow whilst cleaning our fur.”

“Tabby what are you doing.”

“Preparing for the disposal of a hair ball.”

“But that does not look so good. Stop making those strange noises.”

“Mrs. Human silence, the removal of a hairball is not an easy task. So, that’s better, I feel fine now.”

“But your unwanted hairball is now on my carpet.”

“Then clean it away. There is nothing more disturbing for a feline to have its ex-hairballs laying around: not very hygienic or aesthetic.”

“Are you sure that you don’t want to visit the vet.”

“I am completely sure, absolutely sure, I feel fine, never felt better. And now leave me to my sleep. The only problem I have at the moment is a human that does not understand the vegetative system of a feline.”


  1. I think Tabby would say she felt fine even if she didn't, if it meant avoiding a trip to see the vet!!!

    1. Exactly, the vet seems to be the most unpopular person in a cat's life.