Tit for Tat

I was on the carpet with the kitties for an ulterior motive when Julie came in and flopped right in front.  I was about to get a good picture when SOMETHING HAPPENED TO RUIN IT. Julie then took off for parts unknown and I had to crawl away to a different part of the room to get some pictures… So I was off trying to work with Calpurnia in her main kitty fort and was lining up a good shot when SOMETHING HAPPENED TO RUIN IT too! It’s hard to get stuff done when everyone is trying to one-up each other.

So what was the ulterior motive?  Well, I was trying to get some pictures with the Winnie’s Wish toys from Andrea’s fundraiser at Celestial Kitties.  You get a set of five for donating $15 or more.  They are very well put together and look good lying about.

Now, I’ve read reports of cats going freaky over the catnip toys she has sent out, but all three of my cats seem to react the same way to these.  They seem to mellow them out, which is by no means a bad thing given the usual frictions we can have.  So not a lot of photogenic crazy cats, but more hanging around nearby each other.

Instead of licking on them or biting, they seem to lie down near where they are, accidentally of course.  I’ve seen Gus using the pink one as a pillow a time or two.

The other three are more active toys – feathers and a string cord.  Julie has bitten hard on the string in his way – putting a big tooth right through it with an audible scrunching sound. Since he’s usually been just in from his outside jaunts, he hasn’t been up to a lot of craziness.

more to come…

 

 

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9 Responses to Tit for Tat

  1. nadbugs says:

    What a picture you paint, crawling around trying to get decent shots. Hilarious. I can SO relate. And thank you again and again for the Gus profiles. I never get tired. So, OldCat, back on the floor with you! You have a demanding public to serve!

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  2. Kelly says:

    If it’s one thing that cats are good for, it’s photobombing, 😉

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  3. Julie is determined that you don’t get a face shot, isn’t he? Silly kitty!
    The toys mellow them out? That’s so funny! I can see using them as pillows though, I see that a lot, especially with Leo, he leans on everything. But if it gets them closer together, that’s a good thing! (if not, try a bath, like we did, lol! NOT fun..)
    That sound with the Stringy being bitten… That’s what Leo does with his. He loves to bite the knot, but when he bites the middle, you hear that sound, kinda creepy in the middle of the night, MOL! Leo’s stringy has held up, not a fray on it, and he’s had his forever it seems! These are much tougher than his first one which actually came out of a hoodie, that one he bit through in several places.

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  4. kimkiminy says:

    Julie photo bombs!

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  5. Lurkertype says:

    I’m not quite as obsessed with the Gus profiles as nadbugs, but I do love them so!

    And anything where the cats are interacting, even if it’s just photobomb.

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  6. Those are great toys! …and such a sweet fundraiser.
    xo, Katie

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