Writing prompt – cattitude

Cat and cat bench_Antalya_by Judy Darley

I love the attitude (or should that be ‘cattitude’)? of this Turkish street cat. Yes, I will sit close enough to the pink kitty bench to be viewed in the same frame. I may even deign to look at the camera. No, I will most definitely not actually sit on the pink kitty bench…

The cats in Antalya have it sorted. Humans bring food and water, and provide shelter in the form of cat houses that resemble big dovecots, yet the cats are very much their own creatures, roaming free and wild. The downside for the cats is that many are thin and more than average suffer from eye conditions. The upside is that they are owned by no one, and  go nowhere they don’t choose (including to the vets some probably would benefit from seeing).

Domesticity and rules or wildness and occasional hunger? What would you put up with to sit outside the confines of societal norms?

Can you turn this into a satire exploring the positives and negatives of alternative ways of living?

If you write or create something prompted by this idea, please let me know by emailing judydarley (at) iCloud.com. I’d love to know the creative direction you choose.