Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Cats catch

Over the years, we have bought all kinds of toys for the cat to play with – added to these have been various bits and pieces that we thought might catch her eye. Not once has she ever played for a few minutes with any of these items … so when we were out shopping before Christmas and another toy was suggested I was not at all keen …

In the end, I agreed that we could buy the cat one more toy … but this definitely had to be the last.

We saved the toy and whilst everyone else had their presents on Christmas morning, so did she … For the very first time in her little life she was spellbound. She is so attracted to this toy – a sort of fly type creature on a piece of string attached to a velvet stick – that she actually seeks it out and lies with it. She chews, tugs and throws it about with her claws and whenever anyone comes into the room she runs up to them, circles them and nudges them in the direction of the fly … she persists until someone picks up the stick and waves the material insect about so that she can catch it over-and-over-and-over again!

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So … you can see just how surprised I was by this particular toy which has made a ten year old cat roll back the years and become a kitten once more!

8 comments:

LadyBanana said...

Isn't it lovely when they actually like what you get them...

Mabel likes most things at the moment, being a kitten still..

Terie said...

I love your cat. We had one just like it, her name was Sadie and we loved her so much. We miss her dearly as she is now in heaven. She was with us for 18 years and was playful, happy, talkative to the last day. :-)

Duni said...

Your cat must be related to mine! Not only does she look like Sammy, she displays the same behaviour! Sammy is totally disinterested in any toy I have ever bought or made myself - I have a whole box full of unused stuff! haha

ally said...

hahaha! she's so cute. i wish i can also have my own cat.

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ally said...

hahaha! She's so cute!I wish I can also have my own cat! Unfortunately on the apartment I live, pets are not allowed...

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Sharkbytes said...

Hard to figure out what "does it" about one item for an animal. Our dog has ONE toy that she will play with. Nice blog.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Very good, glad to har you finally found a toy your cat likes!

story between us said...

cat's just hillarious