Friday, 3 July 2015

Daily Feline Prompt: Advantage of feline foresight

You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one life (as in, you will only have 7 lives). How would you use this power, it at all?


“Tabby, no need to show off, it doesn’t change anything.”

“What do you mean Fluffy?”

“It is a typical human illusion to imagine that we felines lose anything if you make a prophesy about the future. We organise the future.”

“I know, but it is a good effect and puts the humans in their rightful place.”

“I was counting Tabby and realised that 9 lives is no big deal. I have already lost at least 5 of my 9 lives and I am still here. When I join Nera in the eternal corn chambers, I get a 10th life and no-one can take that away. It is written in the whiskers.”

“Are you sure it is only 5 lives and not more. I was counting on my paws and discovered that I only have 2 lives to go, but it says in the book of Bastet in the last capital “The last two lives are the best of all. You can enjoy your thoughts about how you lost the other 7 lives and there is no problem. The 10th life lasts forever.”

“In that case this is a silly prompt for us felines. We already have the power and the lives. Although one problem is bothering me Tabby.”

“And what would that be Fluffy.”

“I mean if Bastet is so wise and knowing,, then why didn’t she organise a zip in our fur coats so that we could remove them in the hot weather.”

“Fluffy, I think Bastet has enough problems without designing feline fur coats with zips, although perhaps it might be an idea to made a suggestion.”

“Oh, Tabby, did you hear that clap of thunder and see that bolt of lightening that landed in our food bowl.”

“Err, yes, you know what. Let’s forget about that last suggestion. I don’t think zips in fur coats were programmed in the eternal corn chambers. We don’t want another life reduction, just as I was enjoying the two I have left.”


  1. If they could un-zip their coats, I wonder if they'd all end up looking like the Sphinx cat??

    1. I had exactly the same thought. By the way he has not put in an appearance yet this year, so I wonder if he is still here.

  2. My catkids, Teddy and Jack, like the way Tabby and Fluffy think.