New Box and Old Toy

The kittens got to play with the small wand toy around this new box.  Rhea was super-aggressive with it, knocking over the box if it got in the way…

She even got her tooth caught on her lip but did not care…

Davout, for some reason, after bowling the box over once, took care not to get out of balance and make the thing fall over again.  He wouldn’t make that mistake again!

At one point he pulled apart the toy’s end.  I had to remember where the spare tips were stored from about three years ago when I bought it.  About a quarter of the feathers fell off right away.

Rhea was so interested that before the game started she would climb onto the computer to check out the toy behind it.  I was wondering why the video I was playing kept rewinding to the start.  Rhea’s foot kept doing it.  I’m not even sure how to do it myself.

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Keeping Neat

Davout is a little grumpy today, perched on the top of the cat tree.

Rhea is amazed at the action…

As he tries to clean his unruly mane…

She finds it very interesting…

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Improvised Toy

I decided to get creative and make a new wand toy.  The Da Bird drives them insane.  The smaller teaser makes them jump all over.  Having an old wand toy that used to have a swatch of denim on it that is long gone,  I figured I could make something new.

Rhea seems interested.

What is it?

A flying drinking straw????

!!!!!

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Lady Faces

Davout was off on his own so I did some portraits of the lady of the house.

She did play a little with the camera strap but gave up on that in exchange for fingers under the blanket.

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Chase Games

Rhea is waiting for a chance….

Davout waits for the right moment…

…and the catch!

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Day to Day

Rhea has taken up sitting on the hassock on top of this blanket lately.  It is good to see her tucking herself into corners less these days.

Davout was watching me try and reassemble a string toy that they managed to pull apart. No. it isn’t a Da Bird and they didn’t eat any parts.

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News of a Kind

Pretty Girl.

I went to the other shelter in the next valley and saw all the cats.  None were Julie.  More news after the fold.

After pulling on the teaser, it snapped out of her mouth and zoomed away.  The camera almost caught her doing it.

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Feather Toy

When I finally got home I broke out the feather toy to play with.

For some reason Davout was hanging back like he didn’t have permission to play.

Rhea makes the catch…

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No Return

On Sunday I looked behind the back wall to the subdivision.  There is a strip outside of that between us and the highway so I walked that after work today.  It was an interesting walk. After the on-ramp ended the area narrowed to a v-shaped notch between a huge sound barrier wall and the houses raised above on the other side.  There are scattered trees and bushes (aided by discreet sprinkers) and the ground was completely covered by fallen leaves to about a half and inch.  Very quiet.

No sign of Julie for good or bad.

Davout likes the spot, except when the fan blows right on him.

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Julius is Missing

Julie didn’t come home last night or all day today.  I did some looking around and didn’t find any sign of him nearby.  He’s never been away this long before.

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