One word that rarely describes Thompson is "playful." Playing with cat toys is challenging because to do it upright means trying to time batting the toy with hopping to maintain balance. Usually when he plays he does so on his side and often substitutes his back paws or his nose for his missing front leg. Last night for some reason he was in an extra playful mood, hiding inside the empty spot in one of our cat scratchers and then later batting the ball around in this toy. I didn't have my camera handy and just caught the last moments of playtime. Somehow though, to see Thompson play ALWAYS makes me feel happy.