Sunday, June 4, 2017

Even Old Gals Need a Little Playtime

Though an older gal I do, from time to time, enjoy some fun activity (even though mom and dad say I'm kinda lazy).  Being plus sized and beyond my spring chicken years I mostly like to lounge, but every now and then I get a spark of energy and try to show mom and dad that I am, in fact, still alive.
    
Sure, they've provided me with a selection of balls and feathers and even a catnip thingy, but I gotta say- my favorite plaything is... wait for it...
string.  Yup, that's it.  Good old string.  Go figure. Who knew something so simple, so basic could provide such entertainment. 

     They've tied a couple of lengths of twine together and it gets me going when they swing it back and forth in front of me, dangle it over my head and trail it over my back.
    
Good gosh I don't know what it is, but when I see that thing slithering along the carpet I can't ignore it, though I try.  I swat it, bat at it, grab it in my claws and chew on it. And then I'm done.
    
And don't get me started on mom's flip flops...
I'll lose interest almost as quickly as I attack it.  Until next time.  They always make fun of me because, though I start out chasing it I most often plop my big 'ole fanny down and kinda slide along the floor, pushing my heft (can you tell dad's typing this?) along the floor with my legs.  I'll stretch out full length to get at it before I'll actually get up to go after it.


     So the other night we were all three of us sitting in that awesome non-man-cave theater chair watching a movie. 
Mom likes her gum, and she'd dropped a wrapper in one of the cup holders.  Well, being of the curious sort I couldn't help but investigate, and fished around in the cup holder and wouldn't you know, hooked that damned thing right out with my claw!
 

     My, how those two laughed and clapped.  Good Lord, you'd think I did something really amazing.  It's baffling how something so simple, so basic can provide such entertainment to humans. Go figure.
See the blurred wrapper falling!











 
    

18 comments:

Punapippuri said...

You go girl! Amazing how the humans do love stuff that comes so naturally to us - although I must admit to clapping in joy myself as I watch their trick of opening a can of food!

Caren Gittleman said...

You play the way that I do! I act like I want to play, (I am 10 yrs old), then my mom gets one of my toys out and I also slide along the floor and stretch. It drives her nuts! Good job with the wrapper! Love, Cody catchatwithcarenandcody

Brian said...

It's nice to see you having some fun playtime, that's as it should be!!!

Eastside Cats said...

Humans are easy, Cleo! What would happen if cats started pointing out their humans 'heft' and laziness! Good grief! 😸

The Whiskeratti said...

I *adore* string. Forget the toy at the end... I just want to chew on the string. - Toby

Mickey's Musings said...

Great to see you enjoying yourself Cleo :)
Glad you got that wrapper too ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Maggie said...

Isn't it funny that humans bring all sorts of toys home from the store, but nothing beats a cardboard box and a bit of shoelace!
Good job entertaining the humans, Cleo!

Tamago said...

Glad you had fun with the string! Simple things can provide much entertainment for sure :-) And how lovely your humans had fun watching you fish!

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Cleo! I am so glad to see you having a good time. And my Tommy agrees that people are very easily entertained. : )

Love,
Lily and Tea Cakes Tommy

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Good on you playing, Cleo. You are never too old for that.

The Island Cats said...

Humans are so easily amused, aren't they Cleo? The mom likes to eat hard candies and I like to steal the wrappers from her. We have a fun game of chase. :) ~Wally

Summer said...

All kitties have things that amuse them, no matter how old they are! Binga digs out a pipe cleaner or a kicker toy sometimes.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you still like to have fun.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Way to go Cleo. You should tell Dad to maybe put your string in double and put knot bunches in it. The think is some of us will eat the end and once it goes down a little the rest follows and can make us really sick. It also works to get a piece of string and tie it with a piece thicker rope. Like a little tail. Those are fun and Dad makes them fur us. The rope does not go down the hatch so makes things safe
Purrs my sweet friend
Timmy

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

You have a little white on your belly just like Amarula! Frodo loves string too!

Rosa Silva said...

Nice to meet you Cleo! You shouldn't be surprised by human's interest in your activities. We cat lovers can't resist anything feline :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo....hay ewe gorgeouz...we R knot much inta toyz any mor either tho yur string soundz like fun; we will get de food gurl ta get uz sum....N yur fishin game soundz grate....next time; may bee mom will put a few minnow in de cup holder { hint hint} what cha think ? happee week a head two ewe !!! ☺☺♥♥

William's Kith & Kin said...

You tell that fall rooster of a typist that you are clearly a master of the Commando Crawl and it is the funnest way to play!