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.
When I had a cat I got the same reaction from playing with her using a feather-duster. Worked every time! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
It’s amazing how much they love to chase and play with whatever you dangle in front of them! 🙂
You got the moves Benji!
Thanks! I do what I can to keep up my hunting skills! 😉
Wow Benji sure has a lot of energy! It is funny what they like to play with though. 😻
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! 😉
Well, this theme was right up your alley! Benji looks like he gets plenty of exercise and has a good time doing so.
Thanks Graham. I’ve been wanting to share about Benji and his new toy so it worked out great! 🙂
What a beautiful boy. 💜
Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂
Benji’s a live wire! And so handsome!
Aw thank you so much! He truly is both a live wire and handsome! 🙂 🙂
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. 🙂 Thanks for joining in Sunday Stills with me, Susanne. 🙂
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!! 🙂😻 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.
What a sweet kitty! Visiting from Sunday Stills
Thanks so much for dropping by! 😻😻
Gosh, Benji is having such fun with this! Great photos of him, I love him ❤
Thanks so much! Benji’s quite a character. I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures! 🙂
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)!
Nice of you to share!
I think Sue may have hid mine but then felt bad and got me an even better toy!! 🙂 ~ Benji
Mwahaha!! Very smart!
My cat wears me out playing, especially with that dang laser light!
I forgot about the laser light! I’ve never tried that with Benji. 😺
My cat goes nuts, I finally had to stop playing with her using that because she just begged for it all the time!
I’m having to put Benji’s toy away after a short playtime as he doesn’t want to stop either!
What great action shots! Talk about a win-win!
Thanks so much! Benji brightens my day with his antics! 😻
He brightens our day too!
Awwww! Thank you! 🙂 🙂
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? 😁
Well less easy to copy for sure.
So typical cat. Great pics.
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Look at him going for that toy! 🤣🤣🤣
He LOVES it! 😺
Beautiful kitty. Seems like a lot of fun.
Thanks so much! Benji is indeed lots of fun! 🙂
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