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FF – What Cats Think

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dale Rogerson.

Copyright Dale Rogerson

I lurk behind the pulped tree matter, planning my move…

“What’s Miss Fluffypaws doing up there?”

“She’s fine, sweetie, leave her alone.”

… all undetected, I await, invisible, until it’s time to strike…

“She looks like she’s lurking.”

“She always looks like she’s lurking.”

… little do the two-legs suspect that their end is at hand…

“She’s looking at me funny, Dad!”

“Well, that’s cats for you.”

… I prepare to pounce, this is the Age of the Cat!…

“She knows we’re the ones who supply her food.”

… the two-legs make a good point… cancel attack… prepare to take nap… zzzzzzzzz

  1. February 16, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Just in time!


    • February 17, 2022 at 11:31 am

      Yes, that was close. Need to find an independent food source first.


  2. February 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    The cat knows on which side its bread is buttered.


    • February 17, 2022 at 11:33 am

      Yes – no bread and no butter if she attacks!


  3. February 16, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Doesn’t really stop them from pouncing!


    • February 17, 2022 at 11:36 am

      Most cats are willing to take the risk 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 17, 2022 at 12:36 pm

        This is true… as I witness Omelette jumping on Moondust (or Kat as my son prefers) knowing she will get growled at.., typical baby sister…


  4. February 16, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Written by a man who knows cats. Thoroughly delightful story, Ali.


    • February 17, 2022 at 4:01 pm

      I do! I do know cats 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 17, 2022 at 5:13 pm

        🙂 Glad you clarified that. Now you know I’m going to ask if you currently have a cat or cats and what their names are.


  5. February 16, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    “She always looks like she’s lurking!” What a line, so true, you’ve nailed the Cat in that one line!


    • February 17, 2022 at 4:36 pm

      I was lurked at more than once just this lunchtime as I walked around the village 😮

      Liked by 1 person

  6. February 16, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    hehehe! Looks like the Age of the Cat will be slightly delayed.


  7. February 17, 2022 at 2:28 am

    Priorities lol 😹😹


    • February 17, 2022 at 4:56 pm

      Cats know what they’re doing 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 17, 2022 at 5:46 pm

        I just realized something…

        The cat in your story is trying to conquer the humans (at least in its household – you know; start small, end big).

        And in a previous blog you mention wanting to the title Lord Master…

        Are YOU a cat? lol that would be quite the plot twist 😅


  8. February 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Dear Ali,

    My guess is she’d still pounce because she knows the two-legs will feed her anyway. 😉 Cute.




    • February 18, 2022 at 4:16 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I think you’re right, who wouldn’t feed that cute little furry face? 🙂


  9. February 17, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    When cats learn to open their own cans of food…… look out!


    • February 18, 2022 at 4:20 pm

      “Judgement Day”, Only with cats rather than Skynet.


  10. February 17, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Are you a cat? You can think like one. Great fun.


    • February 18, 2022 at 4:22 pm

      I’m wise to what goes on in their furry little heads 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  11. February 17, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    most definitely, you can read what’s going on in a cat’s mind. 🙂


  12. February 17, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    What a sensible cat, have a nap first and then threaten them a pounce just at feeding time.


  13. February 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Smart move!


  14. Lyn
    February 18, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Aaaah a two-leg with the true knowledge of the feline mind.


    • February 18, 2022 at 4:36 pm

      I’ll be ahead of the curve when the Age of the Cat finally arrives 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. February 18, 2022 at 6:39 am

    I love the cat’s monologue; and the ‘two-legs’ – both oblivious to how close they came to whatever it was she was planning. Hiliarious.


    • February 18, 2022 at 4:39 pm

      The two-legs sit around all unknowing until the Day arrives 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  16. February 18, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    And the morel of this tale, don’t bite the hand that feeds you!


  17. February 18, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Proper pouncing requires patient, but perfect practice. We strike when the time is right. Fun and well done. 😉


  18. February 19, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Yes, definitely time for Miss Fluffypaws to have a rethink about the clawses in her contract – since it’s so very nice being the eternally pampered baby of the family.


    • February 19, 2022 at 10:22 am

      Hee, “clawses” 🙂
      She has worked out the best way forward now, for sure!


  19. February 19, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Delightful twist in the tale! And a unique take on the prompt.


    • February 20, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks! Fluffy little world-domination-obsessed beggars.


  20. February 20, 2022 at 1:22 am

    I guess Ms. Fluffypaws didn’t get the memo that cats already own their two-legs.


    • February 20, 2022 at 4:25 pm

      Despite hanging out on a bookshelf, her grasp of the written word is less than purrfect.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. February 21, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    What a fun story 🙂


  22. February 24, 2022 at 8:46 am

    MOL…Miss Fluffypaw and I are so much alike…MOL…Extra Pawkisses🐾😽💞


    • February 25, 2022 at 7:17 am

      I thought that would be the case, you’d be best friends 🙂


  23. February 28, 2022 at 1:15 am

    I know my cat has murderous thoughts about me every day, but how I can resist her cute little face?


    • February 28, 2022 at 10:05 am

      That’s the whole trouble with cute little kitties 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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