Thursday, July 31, 2014
To not replace something he (and Diego-san) enjoyed made me feel derelict in my entertaining duties. But at the same time I felt kind of cruel because Theo was never going to rest easy until he caught that dot. (Diego-san would chase it for a while but then realize the futility and ultimately saunter away as if he was telling me he knew it was a game all along and he was just amusing me by agreeing to play.)
Last night I was out picking up some food for the boyz and I decided since Theo has pretty much licked the nip toys dry that I would pick him up a new toy (his routine includes taking toys out of the toy box and playing with them a couple of times a day). I was looking at the variety of nip toys- bananas, cigars, birds, hearts, etc. when an employee asked if I needed help. I jokingly said, "Do you know what my cat would like best?" and the employee trained to be helpful pointed to the laser pointer. "Ever have one of these?" he asked. So that's what I bought. And Theo's eternal chase began once again when I got home.