Of mice, men, and me…well, actually, it’s all about the cat

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Tiger Lily

Well, my friends, spending the first half of December in the grips of a never-ending cold was definitely not on my radar. I’d planned to get at least 3-4 posts off the ground before the end of the year, and now it looks like I will be lucky to eke out 1-2. And, of course, there’s always so much else to do at Christmas time: cookies to bake, shopping to do, gifts to wrap, carols to sing, etc. But so far, I’m not getting to any of that! Instead, I’ve turned into little more than our adolescent cat’s playmate… Little Miss Tiger Lily loves to play a never-ending game of fetch; to ensure that she always has at least one mouse that can be found at any given time, we invested $2 in a 12-pack of faux Mus musculus. She brings one to me no matter where I am, and plunks it down beside me. Yes, you can play fetch with a cat from a supine, bed-ridden position. As long as your wrist can move, they’re happy. I’m starting to think Tiger Lily may have engineered all this—holding me captive in bed just so I can play endless games of fetch with her. But if she did, she is keeping it to herself. 😉

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Let the games begin!

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12 thoughts on “Of mice, men, and me…well, actually, it’s all about the cat

  1. I hope you’re feeling better!

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  2. I’ve always wondered why animals enjoy fetch so much. We had a cat that would fetch wadded up bits of paper and always succeeded in making it look like a more intelligent activity than a dog playing fetch. We did get her a mouse once but it was filled with catnip! 🙂 –Curt

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    • Hi, Curt; TL had three mice filled with catnip and only one remains. She prefers it to the faux fur ones, and for some reason has an obsession about dropping it in her water bowl, pulling it out, and then playing soccer with it, trailing water everywhere. She has a fixation with water in general. I find the obsession with fetch very intriguing, as well. I wonder if it is something she will grow out of eventually? I kind of hope not since she is fun to play with.

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      • Seems strange to have a cat that likes water. Maybe it activates the catnip! Woohoo! 🙂 I suspect she will continue to like fetch. Our cat did up until the time it was to pass on to cat heaven where all the mice come with catnip. –Curt

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      • Yes, whenever she hears running water she comes running and goes into a trance. She is quite a character. Sorry about your late kitty. Sounds like she provided plenty of entertainment in your household. We’ll hope TL keeps up with the fetch.

        Have a merry Christmas and safe travels!!!

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      • Our cat was always amusing as well, but water was to be avoided at all costs! Enjoy the Holidays! –Curt

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      • You too! (I wonder what would happen if I tried to give her a bath!)

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      • Hmm, cats and baths? Not sure I’d mention those two words together. 🙂

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  3. Certainly hope the new year finds you feeling all better now! Sorry to hear you were down. Tiger Lily is adorable. I have a little one that loves playing with a tennis ball. I can hear her tossing it so it bounces or dropping it down the stairs so you can hear it clomp, clomp, clomp all the way down in the middle of the night! LOL! Happy New Year! 😀

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