July 25th 2012 10:44 pm
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The most delicious part of a sunny day is evening time. The air cools to just right and all the bugs are out to chase.
Yesterday my mum came and sat on the back step watching us play. She said when she first moved in the flat she would do that a lot, just enjoy the sights and sounds of evening and wait for the first star to appear so she could make a wish.
"Did your cats like that too?"
"I didn't have cats then."
WHAT? Mum without cats. That's impossible. How did she know what time to get up in the morning? Who made her laugh when she was tired? Who purred for her when she was sad? I expect when she saw that star she wished for cats and here we are.
"I know what I will wish for tonight."
"I wish I was a professional cat toy tester like my mate Monster. New toys to play with and the world waiting for my opinion. I would love that."
I pretty know what the others will wish for too. Josie wants to be adopted by Alan Titchmarsh. He is a gardening guy who is on the TV and when he is on Josie goes all mushy and rubs her head against the screen. Mum says he does like cats but he would have to fight her for Josie. And mum wants to marry Richard Armitage. He is an actor and when he is on the TV mum goes all mushy and rubs her head against the screen. (Comment from Toby's mum: I do not! OK Maybe a little)
So we waited and waited for our magic star. This story should end with the star appearing and all our wishes coming true but truth be told mum had to admit the sky had clouded over, no starts tonight, so we all went to bed and I'll have to keep finding my own fun, Josie has to stay with us and we get to keep mum all to ourselves. Maybe the magic stars know what they are doing after all.
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A toy tester that does sound like fun. Mind you I think I'm too old for it now. You mum went through a stage where she didn't have cats? Wow that time must have been really lonely.
Ooh, Toby, I'm honored that I made it in to your diary! Professionally speaking, I think most store-bought cat toys are a waste of money. I'm perfectly happy with a plastic milk jug ring and a tin foil ball.