Friday, September 21, 2012

Toys and Stuff

 I just got finished scratching for a treat and mean Mom made me wait until I got my picture taken to give me my treat.  Yes, I still get treats, even though I am supposed to be losing weight.  I only ask for one once or twice a day now, so Mom lets me have them.  The regular cat kibble has disappeared and all the bowls now have weight control kibble in them.  How boring!

Karen Jo:  That's because you managed to gain two-tenths of a pound eating the regular kibble.  I know it's not really your fault.  Spyro and Oja always gobbled up your weight control kibble first thing and you didn't have much choice but to eat the regular kibble.

I got a real treat the other evening.  I was lying in Mom's rocking chair and she was petting my chest when Oja jumped up in the rocking chair behind me.  I was all set for her to start bugging me, but she started grooming my back instead.  I got attention from two sides at once.  I loved it.
 Oja: I am playing with the turbo track and debating whether Herman's tail looks like more fun.

Karen Jo:  When I went to get the camera, Spyro and Oja were lying side by side playing with the turbo track.  By the time I got back, Spyro had left.
Spyro:  You have to be fast if you are going to catch me doing something.  I decided I wanted to lie up here on the storage boxes instead.  We got some new toys!

Karen Jo:  My friend took me to Santa Fe to try to find a computer desk for the once-forbidden room. While I was there, I looked in a pet store for a replacement for your favorite toy.  Spyro absolutely adored a toy that was a ping-pong ball with a feather stuck in it and something like a little sand inside.  I couple of months ago it disappeared and I haven't been able to find it anywhere.  I found something similar.  It looks like a miniature golf ball with  a feather stuck in it and a jingle bell inside.  I got two of them, one yellow and one pink.  I put the plastic bag with the balls and a package of two toy mice on the table and went off to do something necessary.  By the time I got back, Spyro had gotten the toys out of the bag and was playing with the balls on the floor.  I took the pink one and put it in a toy box, thinking that one at a time was enough, but Spyro took it right out again.  I just left them out and by yesterday both of them had disappeared.  I guess Spyro knows where they are, though, because the pink one reappeared today.

Oja:  I like these new balls, too.

Spyro:  You like anything with a jingle bell in it.

Oja: So, you like anything with a feather on it.

Karen Jo:  It's great that you like different toys, though sometimes your likes overlap.  The toy mice didn't go over so well.  They are an orangish plastic that is supposed to be infused with catnip and they have a slit in the bottom to put treats in.  It was so hard to get a treat in one that I doubt the kitties will ever get it out.

Spyro:  I played with the mouse for a little while, but I like the new balls better.

Karen Jo:  I will hunt around for the yellow one.  I know that both it and the ping-pong ball are in the house somewhere, but I have no idea where.  You kitties have some hidey-holes that I can't even look into.

Spyro:  You will just have to keep buying us new toys.  Hahaha!


Summer at said...

Our toys are always disappearing somewhere too. At least that's what my human thinks. But we always know where they are. ;-)

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Hahameow! We love to hide toys from our Mom too! You kittehz look like you're havin a great time.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Yeah, we keep recovering toys too... funniest is when the humans buy more toys to replace the ones we've 'lost' and we drag out the 'lost' toys! heh heh heh

Fuzzy Tales said...

There's a black hole for toys in our house too. No matter how hard the human looks, she can't find a lot of them--even in the basement.

Love that photo of Spyro lounging on the storage boxes--he looks like such an adorable, goofy boy. :-)

The Island Cats said...

Our toys disappear too...they're usually under the china cabinet. Unfortunately, once they go under there, we can't get them out ourselves and the mom has to get them out for us.

The Florida Furkids said...

Thank you for your kind words about Tamir. We will miss our very special ManCat but know he lives on in our hearts.
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Marilia said...

Hahaha! The same situation occurs in my home!!!! Kisses

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We love the big fancy turbotrak! You must all have lots of fun with that.