Gibbs the cat here! I’ll be taking over for the human today. She didn’t quite know what to do with the SoCS prompt of mini/maxi and I understand. I was scratching my ears too until I spied the mini mouse (one of many) at the foot of the cat tree.
Mini mouse and her brothers and sisters are some of my favorite toys. The little things bat around easily and never squeak, not even when they’re in the clutches of sharp canines or hitting hard against the wall. They move quickly and I have to be quick to catch them in mid air or when they try to scoot across the bed or hide under the covers.
Human mom often joins in on the fun, viciously throwing them across the room, encouraging me to pounce and “get that mouse!” While I enjoy the interaction, I often wonder why there is no reward in the form of treats when the mouse has stopped moving and I declare it dead. “Good Gibbers!” isn’t always enough, if you know what I mean.
I also have mini mice that are hard and make a nice clunking sound against the wall at 2:00 am. The human mumbles “sonofabucket,” gets out of bed and stumbles around until she finds the mouse. It’s a fun game we play, except the human has now hidden these mice and I’ve yet to find them. I may have missed them in the “tin of many toys” that is at my beck and call. I don’t play with all of them and human mom says I should donate some to the Island of Misfit Cat Toys, wherever that is in the world.
Yup, the mini mice are fun, but not as much fun as the catnip banana. I get maximum enjoyment out of that one, but I still don’t know what a banana is or what it tastes like. Does it taste like chicken or tuna?
My other fun toy is a pole that human mom hangs onto and dangles crinkly stuff from a string. I love crinkly stuff between my teeth. Anything crinkly. Except I have to watch myself because I’ve chewed on crinkly things that made mom really mad. Don’t ask me what, I can only say she was mad, mad, mad.
Well, I think that’s it for today. I ate some kibble before I started this and now it’s time for a catnap. Writing a blog post is hard work for a cat. My paws keep typing the wrong letters because I’m not the best at spelling. Mom helps me spell and edit, but she said I was helpful with content and it allowed her to watch TV while I slaved away.
*yawn* I’ll get up in a couple of hours and find a mouse or something to play with, or maybe I’ll yowl a little louder than normal. It’s been quiet since Ziva left us, so I try to make up for that once in a while with my own vocal offerings.
Have a purrfect Caturday everyone! Eat, sleep, play, annoy a human and enjoy!
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