Thursday 7 January 2016

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Sink or Swim

Tell us about a time when you were left on your own, to fend for yourself in an overwhelming situation — on the job, at home, at school. What was the outcome?


“Mrs. Human I am feline and avoid water where possible. I do not know if I would sink or swim as I have never tried it out and feel no death wish to do so.”

“But Tabby this is more in a philosophical sense of the word.”

“Oh I see, I am reminded of the words of Tiddles Paws Lowry, one of our great feline philosophers. He said “the feline is very resourceful, When you fight for survival, you don’t think much, you just do. If you think too much, you sink” which means if Butch, the feline next door decides to hiss and meow and show his negative characteristics, you just react otherwise there is a great chance of sinking below his paws.”

“And you retaliate?”

“Of course, Mrs. Human. I want to live, to enjoy life as the god that I was once worshipped as. And so I make my decision which leaves an everlasting impression on Butch’s nine lives.”

“You fight back.”

“Not really, I think about it, decide it would not be a good idea and run for it.”

“Not very brave Tabby.”

“Put it this way, I would rather be a living coward than a dead hero - and that is not a famous quote from one of our great philosophers, that is a fact of feline life.”


  1. Tabby is certainly trying to look brave up there!!

    1. She was just waking up from her daily sleep because she heard that I was opening a window and when I open a window she has to be at the front ready to go.