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Cat

June 15, 2021
By WolfGurl PLATINUM, Not A Real Place, Indiana
WolfGurl PLATINUM, Not A Real Place, Indiana
20 articles 5 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. –Anatole France.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. –Josh Billings

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.- George Carlin

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never lose. Either win, or learn. - Me


"Hello, Strawberry." Said the black tom in a rather insulting mew, sitting back on his haunches and putting his ears back.

The queen he'd sat next to didn't look at him, didn't move as all, but said, in a disdainful voice, "Oh. It's you."

"Yes, of course it is." If cats could roll their eyes, that's what the fluffy tom would be doing.

"Well, don't blame me. I can barely smell you through all the grass and mud and dog and rubber and leaf and bark and dirt and-"

"Be quiet." Said the tom in a sharp voice.

"-And popcorn, (SERIOUSLY? You're a cat, for Mouse's sake! CAT!), and human smell."

"The human isn't my fault! Those people can't get their hands away from me!"

Strawberry, the female, snorted in response. "Maybe it'd help if you ever groomed yourself. What kind of cat doesn't clean-"

"TAKE THAT BACK, DIRT BRAIN!" Yowled Teddy Bear, the tom.

"Not likely." Sniffed the queen, moved by his outburst just enough to flick a single ear in a disdainful sort of way.

"Oh, really? Take. It. Back." Teddy snarled, unsheathing his claws and bristling with anger. 

"Yes, and when you've quite finished-" Said Strawberry, still maintaining perfect composure.

"NO-I'M-NOT-SO-STOP-THAT-RIGHT-NOW!" He hissed, angry as she licked a paw calmly. "...sweet mother of mouse..." Teddy muttered. "Take it back." He continued, snarling.

"Nah, I don't think so." The queen responded, starting on her other paw as her brother stalked around her angrily.

"You really can't read a room, can you?" Teddy mewed smugly. "Fur-brain." He added, more quietly.

"It takes on to know one," Strawberry commented airily.

"Oh, it's on. It's on." Ted growled. He crouched down, his rump twitching, then pounced on his annoying sister. 

...and ended up on the floor. She'd ducked neatly, and slid out of the way, so he smashed down, not on his soft, rather fat sister, but on the hardwood floor. Standing up, and spinning around in a single heartbeat, he pounced again. This time, he knocked the queen down, but she just stood up, having been cushioned pleasantly by her own squishiness.

She turned around, spitting in fury, as if she'd just broken a bone, and slashed at his face. "OH, YOU'LL REGRET THIS, PEOPLE-PET! " Yowled the furious, bristling tom, calling his sister one of the worst insults possible. To a cat, dignity was most important. Being covered with humans, and liking it, was the highest disgrace, that a cat should be ashamed of.

"Oh, yeah?" Asked his sister in a low snarl. She jumped on him, but he rolled her over, till they were both a ball of kicking, clawing, biting fur. 


The author's comments:

My cats actually do all this, except for the talking part, they do that with the ears back, and flicking tail, and hisses & such. I just added words to the fights they have daily. Also, for the record, Strawberry is a People-pet. Oh, also, about the cover photo. Basically, that's what my cats seem to think they look like.


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on Jul. 25 2021 at 1:39 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When people first meet me, they think I'm really shy, but by the time they get to know me they wonder how the illusion of shyness ever came around!

Haha, I like this

on Jul. 20 2021 at 10:54 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

we got a new kitten(4 weeks. i get to foster!). onyx is jealous. I've got the kitten living with the bunny(against the bunnies will) but onyx is still mad at eclipse. I've heard more hissing in the last week then I thought possible(kristen, the kitten, hisses randomly, not as an actual angry thing, he just hisses when hes unhappy or uncomfortable. i think onyx didn't appreciate that. or being 'replaced'. they'd make good friends tho.).

on Jul. 20 2021 at 9:25 am
WolfGurl PLATINUM, Not A Real Place, Indiana
20 articles 5 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. –Anatole France.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. –Josh Billings

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.- George Carlin

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never lose. Either win, or learn. - Me

Wow, the rabbit! That could be one of those weird animal friendships 😂. Yeah, when I try to break them up, I get torn up. Thank you for commenting 🙃

on Jul. 11 2021 at 7:29 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

my cat is so lonly shes befriended the rabbit
yikes id hate to get between them
that's funny