Friday, September 21, 2012
Toys and Stuff
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.
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.
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!