Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday

You experience your own Freaky Friday, and switch bodies with someone you love/hate. Tell us what happens.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHANGE.

Tabby having a wash

Another Friday, week-end shopping to take care of, otherwise just take it easy. I awoke and discovered an itch behind my ear. No problem I lifted my back right leg, claws protruded, and gave it a scratch.

I did what? Something wrong somewhere. I arose on all four legs and walked over to the mirror. What did I see. I saw a tabby cat that glared back, an enemy in my territory. That was the feline side of my brain, but I am human, so I am looking at my reflection. I am a cat. Is this a new version of the Kafka novel The Metamorphosis, where I awake as a member of the feline race. Will I be shunned, ignored by all, left to die of negligence and starvation? Is this the punishment for something I did wrong?

“Meow Mrs. Human” and I was looking into the eyes of my chief cat Nera. “How does it feel?”
“Nera I do not like jokes, this is not funny. I know I often wondered how it must be as a feline, but just wondered.”

“No problem Mrs. Human. I had a word with Bast, you know our chieftain, and he said that he would grant you our wish for you to become a feline, just for a day.”

“Did someone ask me?”

“Mrs. Humans, we felines do not ask, we command. Tabby, Fluffy and I were pleased to see how you coped with the scratch behind the ear.”

“But now something seems to be moving at my fur roots.”

“Just open your mouth and give it a bite. I wouldn’t worry, it is just a cat’s fur life. Might be something or nothing, but you will not die from it. Probably some sort of microbe. If it is a flea it will jump out, but we do not have fleas. We are clean felines. Now I would suggest having a lick all over, just to keep the fur clean.”

So I began to lick my fur. There were some places I could not reach. The side of my head for example, but Tabby gave me advice.

“Mrs. Human, lick your front paw and then wipe it over your head. No, not like that. You have to begin at the back of your ears and go forward to the mouth.”

“Ah yes, I see, what a great feeling. I feel newly born. I am also hungry.”

“Just sniff your way to the food bowl” said Fluffy “the way I do.”

“I can smell  the food, but the bowl is blurred at the edges. Nearly everything near is blurred, but I can see a bird in the tree on the other side of the garden quite clearly”.

“Mrs. Human we felines are short sighted. That is why you should use your nose as well to find something worth eating. You cannot see anything in front of your nose, only things on the other side of the field” advised Tabby.

“That is why I told you to sniff your way to the food bowl; that is always successfulI” said Fluffy.

“Yuck, what is that? I have a mouth full of something that is tasty, but I have to crunch it. Sort of hard pellets, not even with a soft centre: it seems to go down well, but not exactly my taste. Any tuna fish available?”

Nera laughed.

“Nera that is not funny, where is the tuna fish?”

“Mrs. Human, did you open a tin of tuna fish yesterday for our meal. Did you prepare three bowls for Fluffy, Tabby and myself? No, because for some strange reason it was not Wednesday, whatever Wednesday is and we only have tuna fish once a human week on Wednesday.”

“Where is the tin, I will open a tin for us all. How do you expect me to survive on prefabricated pellets of dehydrated something that has a faint taste of chicken?

“The same as you expect we three felines to survive. It is supposed to be full of vitamins and good for you. That is what you are always telling us in your human life. Now it looks like you will have to eat it yourself. Felines do not open tins, they are paw proof.  Just remember that tomorrow.”

I choked half a bowl of food down, gave myself another licked wash and felt tired.

“Where can I sleep Nera?”

“I don’t care Mrs. Human. Do we care Tabby, Fluffy.?

and all three felines looked at me with astonishment on their whiskered faces.

“Just find somewhere that appeals, a bed, a chair, even on some grass, turn once or twice in a circle and sink down, but pull your tail in.”

“I have a tail? Of course I have a tail, silly question, forget it.”

I slept, and slept and slept and slept etc. etc. That is an advantage of being a cat, you never suffer from insomnia, although I noticed you still realise what is happening around you when sleeping. I must ask Nera how that works.

Tempo passati, it was Saturday. No Freaky Friday any more. My day of Kafkaesque existence was over. What do I do to celebrate, I open a tin of tuna fish and serve it in four dishes. Four dishes? I only have three felines, so who eats the fourth dish. OK, you guessed. I also did not forget to burn a candle for Bast and tell him to forget the experiment in future. I promised to serve tuna fish twice a week instead of only on Wednesday.

Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday

Something different: I have never ever done a Pingback because I do not really understand it, so this is my first try. Please bear with me if it does not work and tell me to get stuffed, get lost, forget it, no time for such rubbish etc. etc. You may also pat me on the back, shake my virtual hand and tell me what a super type I am – it is up to you. So here we go, just a copy/paste list of everyone’s super blogs for today. Be warned, if it works you will get an avalanche of Ping backs from me every day.

  1. The Times They Are A’Changing | The Magic Black Book
  2. Change of Seasons | Andante Cantabile
  3. Daily Prompt: Change | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  4. Change | suzie81’s Blog
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  7. Freaky Friday | Life & Times
  8. A Multitude Of Casualties | a former clarity
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  10. fallen tree (Change) | photo potpourri
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  15. Change | dandelionsinwind
  16. Nectar | cellarfloor
  17. Cat-astrophe | Untitled Entity
  18. Freaky Friday Fantasies | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  19. Gribouillage 54. Retraite | Icezine
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  21. Night | Life is great
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  25. Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday | My Atheist Blog
  26. Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday « Mama Bear Musings
  27. Change | marsowords
  28. Friday Faves | Karen Zeigler
  29. Everybody Knows | Rocket Girl
  30. Allowing | shame
  31. Empathetic Change … My hands are trembling, How my heart yearns within me! | kemkoh
  32. … And Darkness Falls. | Forlorn Hope: A Diary Of A Broken Heart
  33. Freaky Friday | The Nameless One
  34. If I were Grandma for a day | Grandma Drives Me Crazy
  35. Hey! Those Are My Donuts! | Molly Greye
  36. It all depends on who I get switched with | djgarcia94
  37. Change- Today’s Project- VW Beetle seats for my Barbeque | The Rider
  38. KidprepJay | Freaky Friday: The Mysterious Mind of a Parent.
  39. FRY-DAY. | ayimas
  40. i would wake up as your friend | FamousFeline
  41. Daily Post: Freaky Friday | hope337jd
  42. Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday » My Life, My Way, My Words
  43. Eavesdropping on Thoughts | Nicki
  44. Someone Else | The Silver Leaf Journal
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  46. Freaky Friday | writemybrainsout
  47. Freaky Friday… what? Only Friday gets to be freaky!?! | An Upturned Soul
  48. Freaky Friday: A Girl Who Was Me | Upstairs Productions
  49. Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday | Book, movie, and beer reviews
  50. Daily Prompt: A New Take on Body Image | One Starving Activist
  51. Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday – Arrival in a New Country « IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  52. Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday | Exploring Utah with MS and Apples
  53. What if you switched places with your pet? | Okay, what if ?
  54. Shifting Perspectives | Auburn hair Ginger tea
  55. Swapped | Daily Prompt | Word Disorder

18 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday

  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Freaky Friday | My Atheist Blog

  2. And the Pingback Queen was born. 🙂 Awesome story. I don’t “do” cats. I dug your cat’s perspective… I could picture every word. Brilliant.

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    • When three cats enter the household, you are delivered, all freedom of thought and actions are finished. You are their slaves. Wise choice not to “do” cats, They have a mind of their own. I am still Pingbacking, hope I am not annoying anyone.

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    • I am just glad I did not have a hairball moments whilst I was in the feline world. I avoided using the litter box, was not sure how to use my paws to bury it all.

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  3. I knew it! I knew you would switch your body with Nera. I was looking forward for this post. It’s so funny and wonderful as I imagined.

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  6. Great post. I love cats and always wondered what it would be like to come back as one… but only to a loving, caring household 🙂

    As you’ve mastered pingbacks, I think I’d better go and find out how it’s done!

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