What Do You Say to a Moth?

My cat Henry used to do this all the time. A moth would fly in and park on the ceiling, and Henry would climb all around the furniture, yapping at the moth. What was he saying? I’m not sure, but I think it was something like “Come down here, you coward! Think you’re tough, eh? Just wait’ll I get my paws on you!” I guess the moths understood him because they never came down.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “What Do You Say to a Moth?

  • Erlene

    Yeah, I have often wondered if the critters my cat talks to understand him.
    He is pretty intolerant of any “home invasion” and he doesn’t mind meowing about it.

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  • Linda Sorci

    Don’t you just love chattering cats?! 🙂

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  • UnKnowable

    My cat chatters at birds outside the window. It must be frustrating to her. She also makes some low, sort of guttural yowls on occasion, which sound way too impressive to have come out of an average sized house cat.

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