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Toby's Diary

Finding my own toys

February 15th 2012 10:22 pm
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I don't have very many toys. If you exclude my tunnel, my tower, my trousers, Josie, my laser pointer and the ones on sticks they barely fill my toy box.

Luckily I am a cat of extreme ingenuity so I thought I would share some of my best places to find my own toys to help other similarly deprived cats.

I thought of this last night when I made a new stick toy by prising off part of the wicker from the laundry basket and took it to show mum and she seemed to think I should only play with the toys she gives me.

So we'll start with that. The wicker basket yields a plentiful supply of small sticks.

Then every room has a basket and mum throws things in for my approval. I have to be quick picking out the crinkly paper etc that I like though as if I don't the whole lot gets put in one big bag and given away to the bin men. They get all the interesting smelling food from the kitchen as well. They are so lucky.

The kitchen is a good source of toys too. I like spent matches and the ties that come round the bread when it is new.

In the sitting room there can be nail files although I can never get them to make that facsinating scritchy noise that mum does on her hands.

To sum up I would say in any situation, assume it's a toy and work out how to play with it and the whole world becomes a rich playground!


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Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

February 16th 2012 at 1:36 am

Your mum is right you should stick to the toys she gives you. Bread ties can be dangerous if you inhale them they can get stuck in your throat mate. But I like your ingenuity I just don't want you getting hurt while you do it and I'm sure your mum doesn't want anything to happen to you either.
Purred by: Laura Belle (Catster Member)

February 16th 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi there Toby! Concatulations on being chosen as The Daily Diary Pick today! This is the 3rd time in about a week that you have been chosen...HooRay for you! Psssst! **Belle whispurrs...** "I think I know how you get picked so must be paying the Diary Gal, right? I bet you've been making her stick toys out of your mum's wicker basket, right?" **in a normal voice** Good thinking Tobster! You are one smart fur man!


Laura Belle
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

February 17th 2012 at 2:53 am

Hey Toby, do you have milk rings where you live? They are on top of plastic containers of milk or orange juice. When Mom opens a new one, sometimes the gives me the ring and it's so fun because it slides very well on the kitchen floor.

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