Fierce Kitty

Photo: Princess, a seal-point rag doll cat, lying on a cat tower in the middle of a disorganised lounge room. Caption reads: “My cat tower was in the wrong place!

Fierce Kitty by Princess Cat

It’s been a strange week. 

The humans moved all the furniture around.  Apparently it wasn’t exactly where my human wanted it, and the upstairs human helped her change it all.

It’s all right.  Humans will do human things.  It doesn’t normally bother me. One thing did bother me.  They moved my cat tower.  First of all they moved it to the middle of the lounge room and left it there for hours.  I still had my nap on my tower, but it wasn’t right.  

When they finished moving things around, my tower was in a corner, and I can’t see out the window properly from it.  The human promised to move the curtain a bit for me, but she hasn’t done it yet.  

So that was all very strange, and I’m not sure I’m comfortable with it. But I tried to be agreeable about it, because the human put a new kitty cave in the cabinet she has beside the cat tower, so I know she was thinking about me.  I’ve investigated the cave. It’s got a fluffy pillow in it, so that is nice.

The other strange thing that happened was late one night. 

One thing you might not know about me, even my human didn’t know it until that night, is that I might be cute and fluffy, but I can be fierce.

I’d woken my human up for snuggles in the middle of the night.  It’s a thing I do.  Going a whole night without snuggles just makes no sense at all.  I was lying on her chest, just having my snuggle, when I saw something out of the bedroom window. 

I jumped up, went to the window and let out the loudest, longest, angriest yowl my human has ever heard me give.  Fanta had been lying at the foot of the bed, well she woke up and ran up to the pillows to see out the window, saw what I saw, and started barking and barking wildly.  

The human told Siri to turn on the outside light, but Siri didn’t.  The human had to ask her a second time.  When the light came on and the human could see out the window, there was just a shadow disappearing behind the trees at the corner of our yard. We’d already scared the threat off.

We didn’t stop yowling and barking until the shadow was completely gone.  Then I needed to go for a drink of water, before I came back and watched out the window for the rest of the night.

Neither Fanta nor I are telling the human what we saw. We don’t want to scare her.

That was my strange week. Now you know, I can be patient with things like moving my cat tower, but don’t dare lurk around my window at night time. I can be a fierce, angry, cat when the situation calls for it.

Princess, a sealpoint ragdoll cat.


Princess is a seal-point ragdoll cat. Her hobbies include naps, waking the human in the middle of the night, tummy tickles, knocking things off shelves, evading grooming, and petty theft (stealing paintbrushes, pincushions, etc.) Her special skills include jingle ball and fluffy mouse chasing. Her key goal in life is to be adored by everyone, but not actually touched unless she specifically requests it. She is never allowed outside, partly to protect wildlife, partly to keep debris out of her hair, and mostly because she is so naïve she wouldn’t survive five minutes outside. Also known as Pretty Kitty and Snuggle Cat.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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