I am Elwha, cat.
My mother has changed. For the first year she fed us many times a day, but now she is nefarious. She left for three weeks and a man came in daily. He fed us but less generously. She now feeds us twice a day and less than in the past.
I make offering to the gods in hopes of more food, that the gods will influence my mother and turn her good again.
I place the mouse effigy in my bowl. A mouse would be delicious and if alive it would be delightful fun as well! We watch the birds out the windows and long to catch them.
There is no response from Mother or the gods.
I try again.
Another mouse, a symbol of technology, that sponge that she removes fur from furniture. Mother seems to love technology and will not let me lie on the warm keyboard. She lets me have this technological marvel. I have chewed it but it is not nutritious and gives me nothing. There are wires inside. It is fun for play but not edible.
I will wait and hope that the gods influence my mother and that more food is forthcoming.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: nefarious.
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I suggest more classically feline passive aggressiveness and less creative means of communication. Maybe this is too obscure for her inferior human brain to comprehend.
Meeeowwww! But she thinks she’s bright! True, though. Humans are pathetic.
I suggest more hunting. Bring the half eaten corpses into the house and leave them on her pillow. My cat Chada did that. Very effective.
Our family cat feels your pain, and suggests that you consider unionization. she of course is the shop steward and Business agent of her local Teamsters. Brotherhood/Sisterhood is powerful. Your mother will be embarrassed by the picket line around the house. also boycott purrs, and show her the tail when she’s asks for affection. she’ll learn fast enough who the real bosses are!
My sister scorns my ideas to date!
Be subtle, and suggest that the catnip rations have been getting smaller, and unionization is the only way to get an equitable distribution
I have no sub, I find water scary, and she doesn’t much like catnip!