Wednesday 21 October 2015

Daily Feline Prompt: By the Paws

We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!

Tabby paws

“Punctuation? Never heard of it.”

“But Tabby when you use your pawpad for writing your valuable insights on life in a furry environment, you must use something to break up the sentences like full stops and commas, even a question mark.”

“Huh? We do not make stops when writing, we paw until we are finished and commas are for taking a breath in between. Not necessary, we breathe constantly whilst writing and as we felines know all the answers we definitely do not need question marks, we just give orders and expect them to be followed to the last whisker. You see we do not even need letters, whiskers do the job just as well.”

“But you must have something so that your feline colleagues know what you are talking about.”

“Of course we have something, like meow hiss qurk glngl wee chmbl wngkl shchh mwgl.”

“I did not understand what you wrote, there are no vowels.”

“No what?”

“Ok, forget it.”

“You are not supposed to understand. I do not always understand what humans say, just a lot of noise about nothing. The main thing is that Tiddles, Butch, Roschti, Bongo and Twinkle understand what I am writing and saying by voice mail.”

“You have voice mail?”

“Of course, we are not so primitive, we communicate. We even have Whiskers time where we can actually see each other. We do not need anything as primitive as punctuation. You cannot punctuate a dish of tuna fish, and there is no way of expressing a branch of catnip in dots or commas - it is a feeling in the nine lives.”

“I think this conversation is proceeding to a higher level.”

“No, Mrs. Human, it is the normal feline level, but it is clear that it is too high for human intelligence, in as far as you can apply the word”


  1. It seems the written form of Meow is similar to Welsh!!

    1. And probably only understood by the Welsch cats