Cat in Motion

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.

~ Susanne

41 Comments on “Cat in Motion

  1. When I had a cat I got the same reaction from playing with her using a feather-duster. Worked every time! πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • He really does! And he ADORES this new toy! After he catches it he carries it around like prey, then brings it back for more! πŸ˜‰

  2. Well, this theme was right up your alley! Benji looks like he gets plenty of exercise and has a good time doing so.

  3. So nice to meet Benji, he is adorable. That toy looks quite popular. I just bought Moji and Nutter Butter two shiny mouse/balls (OK – yawn), a fabric-covered coil (NR), and a long fabric cylinder that rustles like paper or plastic (NR) They would rather stare out the front door for hours at the live lizards teasing them on the porch. I think you are much better at playing with Benji. He does look very persuasive. πŸ™‚ Thanks for joining in Sunday Stills with me, Susanne. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much for your comment and hosting Sunday Stills! My cats are the indoor-outdoor variety so during our long cold and rainy winter they go a bit stir crazy! Benji’s the one with all the energy so I thought I should help him out with a new toy. He loves it yes, but I’ve created a new problem for myself!! πŸ™‚πŸ˜» When the weather’s better he’ll be much happier chasing moles in the backyard!

      • Nutter Butter would much prefer to chase moles, gophers, lizards, etc. But Moji is a diva and would rather be inside.

  4. Aww- I love measuring tapes too! The Can Opener got a 4 pack for me-(that way I get 3 to play with and she gets one for sewing-(because I’m a very generous cat)!

  5. Hadn’t noticed you were trademarking your photos. Good move after my experience seeing how easily people copy others’.

    • I took a class in Lightroom earlier this year and subscribed to the software. I didn’t realize how much I would love it, and since a watermark is so easy to apply, I went ahead with it. Makes the picture look better don’t you think? 😁

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