Two of the items in Andrea’s Winnie’s Wish Fundraiser prize set are feathery. One is a big quill feather and the other is a kicker pillow with a chain of little feathers attached, like a little boa.
I know if I get Julius riled up about the feather he will destroy it. I remember when I adopted Calpurnia my mom sent some toys. One of them was a wicker ‘ball’ with a feather attached. He bit it once and crushed it into two fragments in about twenty seconds.
So Calla gets most of the feather action. She does attack it, but then with each swat she gets increasingly nervous until she cuts and runs. Perhaps she can’t understand why it won’t just die under her buffets. It’s some kind of ZOMBIE FEATHER! Run!!
The picture is from a second session with the big feather, with her up on the landing where the extra altitude gives her confidence. It helped for a while, but as you can see she’s about to bolt upstairs…
So yesterday I tried the kicker boa as a teaser and she went for it for a while, but what could possibly happen to result in that kind of expression?
You could get a feather stuck in your teeth and not be able to get it out!
When I saw her struggling I tried to help, but the only thing she likes less than a feather in her mouth is a hand grabbing at her face. Finally I managed to get it loose, resulting in a grumpy girl.
I needed to find some non-feather toys to jolly her back into a good mood…
…more next time!