Well, we are officially 'cat-sitters' for a while as P,A & E move to a new location. And, we are finding life is a bit different with two five-year old cats as opposed to the 17 and 19 year old kitties that previously lived with us. At least we have experience with settling cats to new locations and have a pretty good idea of what to do. After all, we moved Stryder & Eowyn seven times during their lives.
A brief visit from P,A & E resulted in the arrival of some of the cats favorite toys - those little 'mice' that come in multiple colors. There was an open box of approximately eight of them. Clearly, the cats only need a couple at any given time. And, so they were given a couple. There has been great happiness since that time.
It's pretty amazing how TWO toy mice seem to appear ALL OVER the place. Like many cats, these two will 'gift' them two us by dropping them where they know we will find them. But, things got a little out of hand last night.
It started with the mouse we tied to a string. This was brought upstairs while we were working in the office. The gift was rewarded with a play session with the mouse on the string.
Apparently, this was appreciated. Because, as the humans again focused on work, a NEW gift was brought up the stairs and presented. Sadly, this one did not result in the anticipated play session.
So, another attempt was made....with another mouse.
Ok. Where did all of these toy mice come from?
Well, whatever the case may be - the cats got the humans to play a bit more.
It also caused them to realize that the box with all of the EXTRA mice was sitting where the cats COULD get to them. Inspection revealed a box devoid of toy mice. Guess we'd better check our shoes for presents in the morning.