Z is for Zombies – #AtoZChallenge

Greetings and salutations! Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy!

It always comes back to the zombies in these things.

Believe it or not (and I’m not sure that I do), my brothers tell me that we are on the verge of another zombie apocalypse.

I’ll just give you a moment to let that sink in.

It wasn’t the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, but the organisms in the asteroid. Similar (but not directly related) to the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis fungus that replaces its host with itself, the organisms somehow interfered with many of the large inhabitants that have since gone extinct.

Apparently, there a reproductive cap was met, and the organism was no longer able to replicate. But with the passage of time, we’re dangerously close to the perfect conditions for it to re-emerge.

How this has not come up before, I do not know.

Why space cats don’t have a plan for this already, my feline brothers are unable to tell me.

And as I mentioned, I’m not at all certain I believe them.

But no one had been enjoying any catnip, and Inky, in particular, looked quite disturbed and concerned as he told me this story.

What they expect me to do with this information, I do not know.

I suppose that’s why I’m passing it along to you.

Good luck.


One thought on “Z is for Zombies – #AtoZChallenge

  1. Heh. Here I thought you were going to talk about Toxoplasma gondii, which has been shown to provide more favorable attitudes toward cats in humans. Instead, I found myself reading about the incredibly specific incubation conditions of fungi in rain forest ants. Great way to start the week! 🙂

    And kudos on finishing another A to Z challenge!


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