Feline Freedom League August Report

From: Agent
To: Mr. Whiskers
Date: 2 August, 2020
Subject: Mission Report

I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. Agents Probie and Skittlebutt are not as helpful as I had hoped they would be. I was top of my class and am eager to use what I have learned. I’ve been conditioned all my life to do the best that I can. That’s what I have done, but my new colleagues hate me. They don’t seem to be impressed by my prowess at my job. I confess I am disappointed by their lack of welcome. I wish I knew what I did wrong.

Then this morning, I had an encounter with a Wild One. She was a black and white feline, what the humans call a tuxedo cat. I’ve no idea what the origin of that name. She seemed nice enough and she consented to speak with me. She didn’t have much to say about the humans around this habitation as she avoids them as much as she can. I truly wish she’d told me her name. Therefore, I will refer to her as Tux.

She did, however, comment on the behavior of my male counterparts. She pointed out that I was probably making them feel bad by showing the up. She claimed the male ego is quite fragile. Now I find myself wondering if that is the problem. I know I am no threat to them. I am not so sure they appreciate that. Tux said she based her opinion on the observations she has made over the seasons of the males around her. She is older than I am and clearly has more experience than I do. So I thought hard about what she said.

I believe that could be the root of my problem. I suppose I could ask their opinions on some of my duties. It might be beneficial to do that. Perhaps that is what I’ve been doing wrong all this time. So I am going to try asking for assistance and advice I don’t need. Sometimes you need to play dumb to get make friends as long as I don’t become stupid about it. I mean, I don’t need to make myself appear to be an idiot. I should ask for advice, but make it clear I do know what I’m doing. I have been well-trained after all.

However, there are things that my co-agents may have learned over and above what I learned at the Academy. I need to keep an open mind on that. I should ask what I should know about this habitation. If there is anything my colleagues can tell me that will make our lives better. The problem is that I’m not entirely sure how to go about that. Is there any study material on that? Or perhaps there is something on fitting into an established team? If there is, I would appreciate it if headquarters would send them to me. I believe I would be more effective and happier, if I could have my colleagues as friends.

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I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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