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Her Majesty Mia and her minions

Belle’s Inside the Animal’s Mind Unofficial Challenge

By Angie the Archivist 📚🪶Published 18 days ago Updated 17 days ago 3 min read
Top Story - May 2024
Marvellous Mia… Flat out!

I rule this rag tag lot… they’re not much, but they’re all I’ve got! I preside at the head of the table, my indisputable, rightful place. But, I randomly perch on other chairs at a moment’s notice… whenever the mood strikes. Such fun keeping them off balance. Fun reminding them who’s boss... ME!

They’re a disrespectful bunch, acting like they’re more important than me! Disgraceful! Though quite the mathematician, I lost track eons ago, of how often they almost sit on my gorgeous, ginger spotted, striped self. Do their eyes not function as well as my impressive emerald orbs? Clearly not! Thankfully, I have nerves of steel. My perfected Sphynx pose stands me in good stead. Eyes gazing impassively off to infinity… impervious to their careless actions. Often, they miss me by the tip of my silvery whiskers, but hey, I’m still here, still winning, still Queen Mia… monarch of an unimpressive empire.

Join me now, for a speed walk through my typically busy day… quickly! Step briskly! Time’s a wasting!

My days start early… unlike the rest of my household… sluggardly sloths! Early to bed, early to rise. I vainly hope they’ll cease their slumbering, adopt my motto. Restively, I stare out my window… into the inky night, crisp breezes gently caress my delicate brow and twitching ears. Nothing stirs… all is calm. It’s enough to drive a cat crazy! I’m raring to go… a bundle of bounce… braced for a sprint start into the day!

Come on… come on… same old story, every day!

Bored, I leap across to a favourite sleep station… atop the sky-coloured car. I amble up onto its roof… leaving a satisfying trail of pretty paw prints on the sloping windscreen. Transient artwork at its best!

Oh dear… ugh, ugh, ugh… another fur ball coming up! I hasten back down and with precise timing and aim, deposit it onto the windscreen wiper. Hah... I wonder how long it‘ll take them to notice it this time.

Shhh! Someone’s heading my way… time for breakfast?




Impatiently, I summon them imperiously… for all the difference it makes. The wooden wall slides open. Mummm steps through… watch out! Clumsy clot! You almost tripped on my wonderfully, weaving body. Main course and dessert are dutifully delivered. As a reward, I permit her to brush my coat a few times before dismissing her.

My large, leaping, Labrador brother, excitedly accepts his food… such a people pleaser! Meandering in tight circles, just inside my doorway, I linger… here he comes! Hudddy makes a fool of himself with his exuberant greeting, saving me the time and effort of washing my face and tail. Surprisingly, I actually like my big bro.

Mummm bustles off to hold my front screen door open… cautiously, I sniff every surface before exiting into a dangerous world, of slithering snakes and squawking sparrows. Moments later, I dive back through the cat flap. If I’m speedy, I can skid back into the kitchen before she returns!

What!? Where are they all? Hopeless help!




Rapidly rising, they stagger out, to check what’s wrong.

Nothing! Nothing except for your gross neglect! I’m all alone!

Good! Now everyone’s eyes are open, I’ll close mine… purrfect time for a nice nap… or not! Is that a yoghurt tub being scraped out? Well worth abandoning my chair and wearing yoghurt caked ears… delectable dish! Mmm… do I smell pork? Yes, Yes, YES!!

After supervising the breakfast rush, with several near misses from blundering boots… I settle down for a snooze or six. Another flat-out day, stretches out before me. Sunlit sills; silky, soft bedspreads; cosy chairs… all suitable slumber sites.

It’s not a bad life! Other fabulous felines may believe they have it better, but all my life (over sixteen yee-arrs [whatever they are])… my crazy crew have entertained, fussed over and fed me!

I’ll keep them!


Written for Belle’s Inside the Animal’s Mind unofficial challenge.

Here’s another story about Mia’s big bro Hudddy.

I seem to like cheery stories about animals… below is another story about the Perfect Pet.

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About the Creator

Angie the Archivist 📚🪶

Addicted to reading… especially fiction and recently poetry.

Personality of a Labrador.

Attention span of a gnat! 🙃

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  • Erzsébet7 days ago

    I absolutely loved this! These moments are why I'll always be a cat lover!

  • Shirley Belk9 days ago

    Please give Mia a hug for me...if she will allow it and tell her congratulations for the Top Story!

  • Madhu Goteti 14 days ago

    It’s like a connoisseurs care hung in between the thumb and the little finger …. A unique paw print 🐾 🐾 🐾 Adorbs ! 🐱🐈💕

  • ROCK 14 days ago

    I so loved this! I once had 5 cats. They certainly have distinct personalities. Now I have 3 rabbits and they can also go from a half sleep state sitting up to running and leaping in circles in a split second. Excellent feline fantasy! Congratulations!

  • Anna 15 days ago

    Congrats on your Top Story!

  • D.K. Shepard16 days ago

    Fabulous! Loved getting a peek into Queen Mia's day! Another piece from you, Angie, that has plastered a smile on my face and provided a breath of fresh air!

  • Lamar Wiggins17 days ago

    “As a reward, I permit her to brush my coat a few times before dismissing her.” Haha, you’ve captured the temperament perfectly with your story. Congrats, Angie!

  • Mark Gagnon17 days ago

    Feels like every cat I have ever known. Congrats on Top Story Angie!

  • Congratulations on your top story.

  • Oh, Angie, I'm still smiling, this is so fun and true as far as we cat moms can tell. The only thing missing is the puke on the Oriental rug, but your beautiful, marvelous Mia surely had some consults with my Kiki of Montparnasse. Congrats on TS!! Well deserved.

  • Caroline Craven17 days ago

    Ha! So good! Purrfect in fact!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Very nice! Congratulations on Top Story

  • Novel Allen18 days ago

    Cats are the best, I will take them over dogs any day. So sassy. Congrts,

  • Donna Fox (HKB)18 days ago

    This is wonderful! I always love reading the perspective of our sassy cats!! Great work done here Angie and congrats on Top Story!!

  • Babs Iverson18 days ago

    Humorously written and loved it!!!❤️❤️💕 Congratulations on Top Story!!!

  • Christy Munson18 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Rachel Deeming18 days ago

    Loved this, Angie! Mia definitely sounds the im -purr-ious ruler of your house!

  • John Cox18 days ago

    Ahhh, the imperious and imperial cat domesticus. A simply purrfect little tale!

  • Andy Potts18 days ago

    I've met quite a few cats that resemble Mia - not that any of them would admit to it, of course.

  • Hannah Moore18 days ago

    Love the Labrador licks!

  • Poppy 18 days ago

    This is so funny and so accurate to Cat’s personalities. Loved it!

  • Sluggardly sloths! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Gosh your story was so hilarious!

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