Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Still Playing after all these years!

The stockings were hung by the chimney??? (OK, stairs) with care....

Each of the animals in the family had their own stocking, and each stocking held a ball and a bag of treats. The dogs also got a chew toy, knowing how much they loved chewing on stuff!

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.....or a cat when he got his gift!
This was Al the Cat's reaction to the gift of a ball. In fact, he ran away from it when I rolled it toward him the first time. He did like the treats, though. Eating is one of his favorite pasttimes, along with napping. You can tell from his shape that these two activities are indulged in very often.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a cat playing ball, showing no fear!

You can usually tell when he is playing or is freaking out, because he runs like a maniac through the house, thumping against the walls and doors, all crazy like. I'm sure every cat owner knows this crazy period that all cats go through. It used to be every hour, but now, I'm happy to see him play once a week! Rubber bands are his usual object that gets him going, so I was surprised to see him play with the ball.

Even after 11 years of spoiling, he can still play, even if it is only once in a while.

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