Monday, 16 November 2015

Topic Generator: Wide Eyed Feline Environment


“Look Mrs. Human.”


“On that twig on the apple tree.”

“Which twig Tabby, there are many.”

“Just look, you can see it, a nice juicy grasshopper, one of the last of the season. It is quite obvious, it just jumps into your vision when you look.”

“I cannot see it Tabby, it must be very small.”

“No, just normal grasshopper size. And look at that fly on the grass.”

“Tabby, the only fly I can see is the one of the kitchen window and he will not last long if I have anything to do with it. I really cannot see a fly on a grass stalk.”

“That is because you humans wouldn’t see a fly if it sat on your nose. Just a minute, I must pounce. Yes, got it and that was very tasty.”

“What is that sticking out of your mouth Tabby?”

“The remains of the grasshopper of course.”

“You mean you caught it.”

“Well that was not anything special. He decided to jump for it and it was the last jump he ever made.”

“Poor grasshopper.”

“Mrs. Human I did him a favour. The days are getting colder and he was the last of his generation. If you have to go, you have to go."

“Tabby, look the fly from the kitchen window is now just next to your paw.”

“First of all I do not eat flies, they are not exactly classified as gourmet food amongst us felines, just for the kittens when they are learning. And I do not see a fly anywhere.”

“But it is now sitting on your nose.”

“Sorry I don’t see it, but there is a fly on the branch of that tree in the garden.”

“Yes Tabby, very good, that is the fly that was perched on your nose. I think you have a case of being short sighted.”

“No problem Mrs. Human, all felines are short sighted. It is one of our specialities.”


  1. Not only short-sighted, but when the mood takes them, selectively hard of hearing, too!!

    1. They have very sensitive ears it seems, almost to the point of switching them off when it suits them.