Thursday, December 17, 2015

Story 113: Cat Translator – Christmas Edition

            Lots of activity.  Humans moving landmarks around – bearings are lost.  Must re-sniff and re-mark territory to ensure sanity.
            Commotion at domicile’s front entry.  A large mass is heading in this direction – flee!
            Emerge hours later out from under cushioned sleep nest.  In corner of main living area stands an outdoor being.  Scent is reminiscent of forest, but creature also reeks of death.  Stand at base to mourn passing, then move underneath to investigate further.
            Humans interrupt when they gather around forest creature and continue their desecration by hanging random objects all over it.  Lights flash, blindingly.  Ooh – tissue paper!
            Shooed away.  The One consoles with ear rubs – reward with noises The One likes.  The human ritual continues until forest creature is entirely covered in shame.  Would stay away out of respect if only smell was not so captivating.  What tales of the outside world this creature could have shared.
            Darkness and quiet.  A round object is hanging low on forest creature’s limb – perhaps can assist in removing shame by knocking object away.  There.
           In the brightness, humans are distressed upon seeing formerly round object.  The One comforts with more ear rubs – reward with a nuzzle.  Others continue making loud noises over formerly round object, which was not even alive at any point, unlike forest creature.  Difficult to understand rules around here at times.
            Plan to assist forest creature by removing objects is nullified; onward with continuous vigil.
            Large number of objects appear under forest creature.  Humans rip them apart, making happy noises.  Ooh – tissue paper!
            Objects are removed at last from under and on forest creature.  Forest creature itself is removed from domicile – fortunate, since dead state was attracting unwelcome residents.  Empty space.  Farewell, one who has endured much.
            Ooh – pine needles!  Delicious.