Post 1772: Andy’s string…

 This is the newest toy Andy love, love, loves: a string from my sweats that wore out and broke. No $30-five-D-battery- toys for this kitty boy! If you want to get Andy all wound up, bring out the string, any string. That’ll get his kitty on, and how! 


Sorry for the photo quality but I did this with my point-and-shoot, a camera I haven’t used since I got my smart phone two years ago. I’ve forgotten where the edit feature is on the menu!

On top of focus and exposure issues, the dang thing has long delays between hitting the shutter and the shutter actually operating when you take photos in low light. That’s why you get a hint of Andy in these photos, but little of the full face. That pretty much explains, too, why I stopped using it and went almost exclusively to the smart phone camera. 

Why, then, did I use it? Curiosity, I guess.


20 thoughts on “Post 1772: Andy’s string…

    • How true, Ellen! I’ve purchased lots of cat toys over the years, but the toys they play with tend to be things like this string or a wadded up piece of paper.

    • I think it is a self-learned trait, one that I appreciate in my pedigreed kitties. That has been an eye opener for me: even fancy cats are, in the end, kitties, and kitties make their own fun. They will play with fancy (expensive) toys, but a simple piece of string is big entertainment, as is a pen, a wadded up piece of paper, a beat up box.

    • I can imagine how they handled the washing days! My kitty boys reject the fancy pet beds, too. The more experienced I get as a cat servant, the more I realize their interests in toys and sleeping arrangements are less fancy than what I think they need. Of course, the things they like look like heck, but I’ve given up on that count, too. As long as I have cats, I’ll just enjoy them and look the other way when it comes to shredded ottomans and ugly boxes they jealously guard.

    • I think the answer’s “none”! He even likes a string video on You Tube. Not much too it, just a string “walking” across the screen, coming from random directions. Whew! He really, really, really like that video!

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