14 Writing Prompts about Cats

Our four-legged furry feline friends, cats are a welcome member of many a household around the country, and the world!

With their quirky, and sometimes indifferent, ways, they certainly have their own idea of what a life well lived is.

Today we’ll take a look at cats and how they interact with we mere humans, and use these points as our writing inspiration.

Let’s dive in…

How could I use these?

Any of a hundred different ways!

For example, you might pick out a prompt at random, and write two pages on the topic.

Or, perhaps use them as inspiration for a creative writing session, and craft a short story exploring the topic.

Why not journal on one of the topics each day for one week, as a fun writing challenge.

The prompts:

  1. How are cats different to dogs in their attitude and behavior?
  2. Why do you think some ancient civilizations might have believed cats were special creatures to be treated differently to other animals?
  3. Why do you think some people get along with cats better than other pets like dogs?
  4. Why do lots of cats get big round eyes and large black pupils when you swish a stick through the grass near them?
  5. If you moved house with your cat to a forest full of rare native bird life, how would you stop it from hurting all the native birds?
  6. Have you ever seen a cat on a leash? How do you think the cats owner managed to convince the cat to go walkies?
  7. Would you prefer to have a hairless cat or a very long haired cat as a pet? Why?
  8. What is the perfect number of cats to have as pets in one household? Why?
  9. Where do you think the saying “cats have 9 lives” came from?
  10. What do cats have whiskers for? Explain and give examples of how they can come in handy.
  11. If you were to fit a GPS tracking collar to your cat, what do you think it would show you about it’s activity?
  12. Do you think a cat can help an elderly or unwell person to feel better? Why?
  13. What are the best ways to calm a cat you’ve just adopted from a shelter and brought home? Why?
  14. If you’ve been away several days on a trip, why do you think your cat might meow constantly when you return?

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Matt & Hayley