New Kitty Toy Box

by Cat Crazy

IMG_2215_lrFor the first year they were here, the kitties’ toys were tucked into the kitty condos or placed on soft blankets where they slept.

During year 2, the human thought it might be a good idea to collect the growing stash of toy mice in some kind of container lest she trip on them and take a plunge down the stairs.  Since the toys didn’t last more than a couple of weeks before they were lost, she only had to house a few of the more bedraggled or undesirable ones, so a plastic container worked just fine, aesthetics aside.

However, with the recovery of a big stash of toy mice a few months back and the extra ones they got from Sandy Claws over the holidays, the toy collection was really starting to overflow the plastic container. The human recalled a holiday gift she’d received a few years back that was held in a cute little wooden box, so she went searching for it.  The new box is just about as long as a stair tread is deep, so is a perfect fit on the stairs. And since it’s more roomy than the previous container, now a good collection of the popular and unpopular toys can be contained neatly in one place, although not for very long.

IMG_2216_lrOf course, one of the delights of early morning is the walk from the upstairs bedroom, along the hallway, down the stairs, and into the living room, as then the human gets to see which of the toys went out for a stroll the night before.  There are often 3 or 4 of them in various places on the stairs, 1 or 2 in the upstairs hallway, and then another couple in various spots in the living room.    Often there will be a trio of toys outside the office so the human can take a break and play a bit instead of work, work, work.  Such nice kitties to share their toys.


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