Lisa and Mac were in the living room, watching TV, when their cat came into the room and jumped up on the windowsill. The couple turned their attention to the gray tabby cat and watched him as he sat there and gazed intently out the window for a few minutes. The cat’s ears perked up at the sight of something in the backyard and he let out a small mew.
“Do you want to go outside, Silver?” Lisa asked the cat.
Silver jumped from the window and went over to the door, and Lisa got up to let him out.
Lisa went over to the window to watch, curious what had caught the tabby’s attention. Surprised at what she saw, she motioned Mac to join her.
“I wonder what’s going on?” she asked at the sight of a Silver sitting with a group of about a half-dozen other cats. They didn’t appear to be angry with each other or anything. They were just sitting there, staring at each other. It was, she thought, as if they were having a meeting.
She mentioned the idea to Mac, who laughed and said jokingly, “Yeah, it’s probably a meeting about their plans for world domination. You know cats are plotting to take over the world, don’t you?”
Lisa and Mac laughed and returned to the couch to watch TV.
Outside, Silver and the others continued their conversation, not knowing that Lisa and Mac were on to them.
“So, how is everything going with you, #13?” Silver asked of the tuxedo cat to his left.
“Fairly well, Sir,” he answered.” I’ve about got my human subject trained to feed me on command. I still have to work on getting her to let me out when I ask. She doesn’t like for me to go outside for some odd reason. I keep having to slip out when I can to make these meetings.”
“And you, #7?” Silver asked of the Siamese to his right. “How goes your training of the humans?”
“Very well, Sir,” she replied. “They adore me so much, they will do anything I want. Although, they do need to work a bit more on cleaning out my litter boxes better.”
“And the training of my humans seems to be going well enough,” said Silver. “There are a few things that still need work, such as treats and more play time. But overall it sounds like the training of humans is going well. Soon, I think we will be able to move on to the next phase of our plans for world domination. We’ll meet back here again in a week to report on our progress. Dismissed!”
The clowder of cats broke up to return to their respective homes, their humans none the wiser about what the cats were truly up to.
This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “dom”: