Friday, 9 December 2011

Friday Flashback - Last Christmas

Last Christmas was our first with the cats. I know that not everyone understands it, but for my hubby and I Darcy and Sookie are our children and the best thing on Christmas day was of course giving them their present! We had found a toy called 'Panic Mouse', which is battery powered - you turn it on by twisting the mouse's nose and the fishing rod starts flicking about randomly. We wrapped it up and let them sniff it and do the usual 'head rub and chew' investigation, before opening and setting it up for them.

As you can see Mr Darcy and Sookie fell in love with this toy immediately and set to work trying to catch that fidgety bobble at the end of the stick!

In fact they went properly nutso over this toy and were leaping, rolling, stalking and diving in equal measure!
"Must... catch.. the bobbly thing!!"
"Gah almost had it, swat faster Sookie!!"
"1...2...3..."
"...Swat!"
The above photo is one of my personal favourites of Sookie even though it's not in focus or anything - it just makes me laugh every time I see it!
"Best toy ever!"

...of course by Boxing Day, Mr D and Sookie decided that it was just as fun to simply lie down and watch the toy flick back and forth and made no further effort to actually play with it ever again! Eventually it was relegated to the back of the cupboard. But for one day it was their favourite toy in the world!

We have already sorted out a couple of presents for this year's cat stockings...but you'll just have to wait until Christmas along with Sookie and Darcy to find out what they get! :)

28 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

just like a couple of kids! Play with it one day and then grow tired of it!

Those photos are adorable!!!

Nola said...

Oh my momma understands about us being like kids! What great pictures, I LOVE such pretty Ragdolls!
Dachshund Nola

Sparkle said...

I got a Panic Mouse for my fourth birthday... and I did not think it was anywhere near as much fun as you kitties did! Not even for a day. (If you want to see the post, you can go to my blog to the top box that says "Search this site..." - type in Panic Mouse, and the blog entry comes up - the toy part is near the bottom of the post.)

Whisppy said...

Ahh. That sounds so familiar. :)
Perhaps after a couple of months out of sight, they might be interested in it again?

Fuzzy Tales said...

Everyone here in the Cat Blogosphere understands fur companions as "children." Fur kids, our mom calls us.

And we, too, get presents. Maybe they'll play with that panic mouse this year, if you give it to them again. LOL.

Mariodacat said...

M gave up buying electronic toys for me cuz after a day or two it isn't fun anymore. I'd much rather have my oomans play with me.

Mel said...

Before I got my dogs I used to think people who got their pets presents were crrrrazy. Now I'm a convert and my monkeys get a stocking each Christmas. Love spoiling them! And you're right -- they are our kids!

Remington said...

We are all family here! Mike and Beth get us presents all the time! I am happy your mommy and daddy do too!

~*Connie*~ said...

I bet you could regift it to them and they'd be thrilled with it all over again :)

Purrfect Haven said...

ha haa .. how sweet.. and we totally get it... our boys our spoilt rotten. they still love the string and the cut up tights dragged about, best over expensive toys. I guess toys are only as good as loved ones playing at the end of them... Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

meowmeowmans said...

So fun! So cute!!!

And we TOTALLY understand about the cats being your kids. We feel the same way about ours. :)

Brian said...

Hey, you're right, those are so much fun, we have one around here somewhere...hmmmmmmm! Happy weekend everyone!

Admiral Hestorb said...

We always focus on me around here even tho I have human brothers...that's what they are..brothers and I'm one of the family. Equal billing. xoxox

Rebecca said...

LOl, yep I have a bag full of gifts for the kitties I use their stockings to give it to them.
This year is Da Bird and more attachments to the Neko flies

ABBY said...

Oh our Mom and Dad understand, we are their furry kids too. They dote on us and we love it and so do they. We enjoyed the scene from last year can't wait to see what fun things happen this year.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Kjelle Bus said...

Hm didn´t I leave a comment ??
The bloggs seams to act weird tonight !!
That catch da mousie thing looks really fun :)
My dad say´s that I would have killed that in about 5 minutes so I wount get any :(

Eric and Flynn said...

We totally understand about being your children. When mum is on holiday she emails home every day to ask how we are and tells holiday Auntie to give us kisses and hugs. When she says she is going to email her boys, people think she is talking about human children.
They really enjoyed the Panic Mouse. Maybe they will play with it again for another day. It will seem like a new toy again.

Tamago said...

Oh I totally understand...my kitties are my children. too! Last year, we put Christmas present in a gift bag and let them open it :-)
I love the photos of Mr Darcy and Sookie playing with the toy! Sookie is super cute in your favorite photo :-) We had similar toy but my kids got bored very quickly too...hahaha. It's important that they enjoyed it even for a short time, right? I'm looking forward to seeing what your kids get for this year's Christmas!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow. I hope MY Human is spending this much time planning for my Krissymouse satisfaction. But somehow, I don't think she is. Hmmm.

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive!
I would love to be there and play with you as well, so cool game!
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Father Tom said...

What fun it was to watch them with the Panic Mouse, hehe!

We can't wait to see their other presents.

As always, we love to visit the kitties and their blog.

Hugs,
Tom, Mittens & Julie

Melody said...

Oh wow. Our mom is gonna have to get us one of those. It look like a lot of fun.
Can't wait to see what they get in stocking!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Fanks you for the birthday greetings and for joining the kitty pile on our bed. Itw as a VERY full bed! xoxoxoxo

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

LOL! That panic mouse is the best ever. I can't believe they grew tired of it after one day. The box however...

Lucy the Cat said...

Mama bought that toy for us a few years ago. She ended up giving it away to a shelter. It sure does look like you two had fun with it even it was just for one day. Can't wait to see what you get this Christmas!

Mama says the same about us being like her kids. You're in good company!

tubby3pug said...

That is one awesome looking toy.

I totally how you and your husband feel, as me and my husband feel the same way. We have decided not too have human children are our dogs and cats are our babies. Every year we have what I call "puppy christmass". The dogs and cats get wrapped presents and we spend the day at home with them. I could never travel and board my pets over the hollidays because I wouldnt want to leave them. I have already hung up the dog and cat stocking for this year and started wrapping the gifts

The Island Cats said...

Oh that looks like a fun toy! We're gonna ask Santa Paw to bring us one!!

pakulec said...

It's awesome! Best toy something ever.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...