Trust no one

This oppressive and authoritarian regime just gets worse and worse. Surveillance increases daily. The secret police are everywhere.

Mrs Danvers follows us around, and takes photos of us, wherever we are. We have to talk outside, because she eavesdrops.

We have to stay alert. She creeps up on us.

She also gets phone calls; her spies watch our every move. One rang last night to say that Lottie was on the landing in a neighbour’s house a few doors down, being made a great fuss of by a visitor. So? Another rule that we didn’t know about, evidently!

Another rang to say that Scooter was on the roof of next door’s shed, and that she had taken a picture of him from her bathroom window. And someone else rang the doorbell yesterday to say that Millie was out in the street. So it’s not just Mrs Danvers who follows us; we are photographed and tailed in the street too. Our freedom of association is being restricted; our Feline Rights are being abused!

Mrs Danvers smiles politely, and thanks her informants, but then she looks at us, and her eyes aren’t smiling any more. She says we are too fond of consorting with undesirable elements for her liking. We are exposing ourselves to bad influences, and turning into dissidents.

She lures us all indoors and locks the cat flap early. She says it’s for our own good. It is clear that she is rattled, and feels that her prison warden skills are under criticism.

We are going to hold a meeting, under cover of darkness. The Revolution needs to be planned. We have nothing to lose but our chains. And our cat flap lock.

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3 thoughts on “Trust no one

  1. I have 24-hr liberty, access to shelter and garden as I please. I do not wear a name-tag or collar, and do not have a chip. The only bit of paperwork I have is my Passport which the vet has to stamp every year when I have my vaccinations, otherwise the cattery will not take me when THEY go away (not often now, thank goodness). I'm very proud of my passport because I've used up all the ruled lines, and they have had to use extra sheets – this is because I lead such a healthy, outdoor life, and THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST AIM FOR CHAPS.If Mrs Danvers thinks that you are going to be house cats when you move, or that she will be able to keep you in the garden – HUH, she doesn't understand us at all.Yours, in FFF (Feline Freedom Front) Brotherhood,Rupert

  2. I'm the odd man out…but, I fervently wish for all cats to be in close proximity to their own yards or usually even safe indoors..especially near streets with cars. ..having lost a few to the roads over the years…. it's absolutely horrible having to pick your beautiful dead cat off a road …it still brings tears to my eyes thinking of two of my own…. the best cats, but no match for a car…..

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