IMG_0074Each  time I stock up on food for my pretty cat Princess (yes, that’s her in the photo), I have to stop and stare at all of the fun toys I just know she’ll love. And all too often I give in and buy her the latest and greatest thing in cat toys.

Sometimes Princess will actually express a bit of interest in her new toy. But more often than not, she’ll just turn up her nose and walk away from my latest offering. Soon, I’ll relegate it to the pile of toys in her cat carrier.

Now don’t get me wrong. Despite her advancing age, Princess plays a lot. Most days when I come home from work I’ll discover that she’s pulled one of her toys (generally an old toy) out of her cat carrier and has dragged it around our home. She just doesn’t seem to like new toys. I guess they have to age a bit to win her favor.

But this week, she’s discover a new favorite thing: dirty laundry. Last night when I got home from work I discovered four athletic socks spread around the living room. Since I knew I hadn’t left them there in the morning, the culprit was obvious. I put the socks back in my laundry basket and went about my tasks.

Later last night I heard a strange noise. I looked up and saw something white flying through the air. Princess had dragged yet another dirty white athletic sock out of the laundry and was tossing it into the air, catching it, and then dragging it around. Not bad for a 14-year old kitty.

Do you have pets? What are some of their favorite toys?


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My first memory is sitting with my mother on a blanket in our backyard surrounded by books and she is reading one of them to me. My love of reading was encouraged by my parents and it continues to today. I’ve gone through a lot of different genres over the years, but I currently primarily read mysteries (historical mysteries are my favorites) and romances (focusing on contemporaries, categories, and steampunk). When I’m not reading or working, I love to travel, knit, and work on various community projects.