Post 766: Ready for Freddy…!

We have an expression in my family: Ready for Freddy. No profound meaning, just that the speaker is ready to get on the road or eager to start doing something.

Today, the kitty boys were ready for Freddy to play with their cat toys, and we had a solid hour of kitty fun before they wandered off to take cat naps — which I hope are for the rest of the day!

Andy is ready for Freddy!

Andy is ready for Freddy!


Odd how that expression popped up this morning. I can’t remember the last time anyone in the family said it. It just fits the excitement Andy and Dougy showed to get going with their Neko toy play time!

Dougy always is up for play, but Andy went through a period before his heart murmur and high blood pressure were discovered where he was listless and not at all kittenish or playful. Seeing him tear through the living room to capture the toy before Dougy does is proof the medicine does its job!

Long live the exciting new toy!

The boys’ current favorite toy is this Neko centipede.

When both play,Β the boys take turns wearing themselves out, then resting while the other brother takes over the play. That’s how our play session managed to last the hour! With just one cat playing, a play session might last 10 minutes before the kitty poops out.

You may not believe it, but Andy and Dougy sometimes have spats where one or the other ends up whimpering and running away with his tail between his legs!Β With both playing, the Neko toy takes all the tooth and claw action, and we all like that best of all!

Post 431: lots of fun here today!

The cat brothers Andy and Dougy haven’t had so much fun since the day the box of toys and treats came from a friend in Europe. Based on this recommendation from cody-cat chat, I ordered the NEKO toys for boys, and they’ve bugged any and all humans to bring this toy out for close to non-stop play since it and several attachments arrived a couple of days ago! (It seems like non-stop, anyway. Man, they love this toy!)

cody cat neko toy

Dougy is up to play any time, but Andy can be a bit stubborn. He has his favorites, but I've never seen him attack a toy as enthusiastically and with the same intensity of his brother. Cody knows toys!

This is the current favorite attachment:

neko toy

The boys are into bugs, believe it! There are several videos of them on YouTube, Facebook, and here showing what the real deal does to entertain them. In time, I hope to make one of them playing with this NEKO toy, too. The intensity of play is beyond my belief.

I am gratified to see Andy, in particular, so entertained. He sometimes seems a bit dour for a playful kitty-type animal. I worry about that. I mean, he’s a cat. Cats should have fun! That’s why I’m here for the boys, that and to feed them treats and yummy cat food and to make them forts out of cardboard boxes and…! You get the idea. Maybe I shouldn’t have named him after a saint: He’s just a little cat, for bugs sake! A kittycat!

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Today is an anniversary for GP Cox, fellow blogger of the always informative pacificparatrooper blog, and me. A year ago today, I subbed pacificparatrooper, and I promised GP Cox I’d drink a toast today to that friendship. Since my brother is here, he joined me. So did the cats because, well, cats spent a lot of time today trying to get anyone to play NEKO toy with them. (No scotch, though, for the cats!)

I decided a single malt scotch was in order...

I decided a single malt scotch was in order…

A toast in 12-year-old scotch to GP Cox and our friendship!

A toast in 12-year-old scotch to GP Cox and our friendship!

toys everywhere

Dougy was obsessing over birds at the feeder across the lane, chirping, pacing, and deciding to leave the scotch to the humans!

Dougy was obsessing over birds at the feeder across the lane, chirping, pacing, and deciding to leave the scotch to the humans!