Microfiction Twittering Tales: The cat that never got lost

For Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales. Cat lovers close your eyes and pass to the next post. 139 characters.


She sent him to have the new kitten tattooed. She began to worry when he phoned to ask, a bouquet of roses or a two-headed Chinese dragon?

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “Microfiction Twittering Tales: The cat that never got lost”

    1. I wondered when I wrote this whether getting pets tattooed in the ear for identity is still common practice. It used to be here, but it’s always electronic chip now.

  1. That is too funny. I do understand the pet tattoo concept – here and in England it was (and I think still is) common practice. By the way in parochial New England, The Bean had to have a licence disc and a disc stating that she has had her rabies shots. No microchip awareness there … she was like a blinged out rapper with her collar weighted down with gold plates!!

    1. So if the cops don’t see the bling bling they shoot to kill? The tattoos are horrible, far too reminiscent of more sinister tattoos. If I’d paid several month’s salary for a pedigree cat I wouldn’t want to have its ear disfigured by inked numbers.

      1. I imagine so …. poor pooch was up to date with Rabies until we wanted the get to board her …. ah! She should’ve had two vaccs at the get-go so now we have to give her another. It’s all about the $$$$$$ and go hang the consequences of overloading a creature with Rabies anti-venom. As for tattoos I’m afraid I can’t stand any of them but don’t tell my girls…. it’ll only encourage them to

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