Toy (Box) Guardian

by Cat Crazy

IMG_2796One of the human’s abiding joys is to walk down stairs each morning and observe which toys were dragged out of the 3 kitty toy boxes and distributed around the house during the night. In fact, some mornings walking down the stairs is a precarious exercise in dodging darting cats, piles of toy mice, balls of yarn, clear medicine cups, and clear glass marbles that have all been left either on the stairs themselves or all over the floor. This is even trickier when the human is carrying a big load of laundry or some other large object that partially blocks visibility.  It’s also interesting to see how deeply the furry people will dig down into the various toy boxes looking for a particular toy. Clearly they have favorites, and those favorites change from day to day, week to week, and month to month.

Yesterday, as the human returned from a break from the work cave, she happened upon Caesar sitting in the funniest position on the edge of one of the stair treads. His tail was up the wall, and one of his paws, presumably that had started off dangling, was now helping brace him / hold him up on the stair below.  Surprisingly, given how much he hates the camera, he held in place while the human ran and grabbed the camera and started taking pics of his antics. He’d been pretty feisty earlier in the morning, so perhaps he’d been chasing a toy up the stairs and just got tired and decided to take an impromptu rest.  Cats!

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