It’s been a long winter and rainy spring and the cats are getting restless. Though Tiger sleeps the day away Benji demands more action so I thought it was time for a new toy. Not that he doesn’t have 47 others strewn about the house – he does. But he prefers the interactive ones and I misplaced the measuring tape he’d grown to love.
Enter the new mouse on a stick. I keep it in the drawer next to the chair in my office and first thing every morning he comes in ready to play.
“Benji not now,” I say, “I’m trying to drink my coffee,” but who can resist those eyes.
So I open the drawer while he waits patiently as I extract his favorite toy.
I dangle it overhead and he’s all over it – twisting and jumping – attacking till he brings it down with his sharp claws;
Only loosening his grip when he’s ready for more.
We both are entertained.
Shared with Sunday Stills, Respect your Cat.