Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mouse-man

When I was an outside cat I had no interest in cat toys. Why would I? The world was my oyster (oysters...bleh!). I hunted many mice and gophers, chased leaves, and stalked trailing vines. Now that I am an indoor cat, I find that I enjoy toys. I started out with a large gray mouse, but I really prefer the tiny fur mice that come in very unmouse-like fluorescent colors. I play with them a lot (when I'm not sleeping). I'm also on a diet.



27 comments:

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I heard once that cats tend to have favorite colors, so I tested it out. Star much prefers black mice to any other color. Leo likes the bright ones. Seems you have a fondness for neon!
Diet? But there's just so much of you to love!!

Crafting Queen said...

My Mummy has me on a diet as well, so I know how you feel. Enjoy your toy. :)

Sparkle said...

I am beginning to think that dieting is a cat blogosphere epidemic!

Mr Puddy said...

Mr. Black, we can be a great friend !
My mom put me on Hard core diet !
But I'm an indoor/outdoor kitty ! Tee...heh...you know what I really mean ? ...tee...heh

LP said...

Mr.black is looks as though you are enjoying your new home and the good life!
We are happy to see you are well :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad you're adjusting to indoor-only life. :-)

Nicki's favourite squeaky mouse is green, so we, too have our preferred colours.

We love wand toys--feathered sticks! :-)

GOOSE said...

I currently have a real mouse in my house. You can come on over and play with that one if you like.
Blessings,
Goose

Mariodacat said...

Oh geeeesh - is that all the humans know how to do - put us cats on diets? I'm on one too.

William said...

Being an indoor cat can be fun, Mr. Black. Toys are only one bonus. I know that once I got inside, I've never wanted to leave again!

The Cat From Hell said...

We does not plays with the mice because our hairy slobbery sisters EATS them! So we dont get very many. BUT we does like to plays with the wand toys! Even Kozmo who likes to plays with real mice.
Kisses
Nellie

The Island Cats said...

Mr. Black, I am the same way. When I first became an inside cat I would look at the cat toys and say "eh, I had real mousies, why would I want to mess with a fake one?" But now, I love the fake mousies! I love tossing them in the air!!

Zoey

cats of wildcat woods said...

Toys can be fun and good exercise! Good to see you back.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

What! But you're perfect sized!

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Well that's great you've been able to keep busy with some toys inside. They might not be the real thing but you can keep playing and playing!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Mollie said...

OMC, Humon looked at you, then at me, then at you again..NOW I'm on a diet..Mawwhhaaaa xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

those kind of mice are my faves too!
Love, Cody

CATachresis said...

Mr Black you and Mr Puddy have a lot to talk about!!

sparkyspitfire said...

oh, King Mr. Black, I am so sorrys that you lost your outdoor access. wut happened? did The Human's thumb fall off? I sometimes have nightmares that this will happen to Mrs. W. and I'll be stuck inside too, but so far, so good.
I will bring you a Neko Fly. On those rare moments when I am forced to stay in wif the humans, this makes life most bearable. Also, fun. best damn toy eva.

michico*Adan said...

I think you can find something interesting indoor~~ Maybe~~~

I have been an indoor cat for my whole life, but I can understand things out of the window is really tempting to us.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

My outdoor time was only the first 10 weeks or so of my life. Although I sure like to look outside I think it's okay being indoors. The Human has a lot of stuffs for me to play with and climb on--even though this week she has been a real bore. I think in time you'll be fine.

Now the ::shhhhhh:: diet.....well, that's another whole ball of wax, especially since you can't supplement with freshly caught outdoor critters. Toy mice are fun, but not tasty.

speedyrabbit said...

Don't worry Mr Black my mummy has put me on a diet to she says I'm getting poggy,:(,xx Speedy

Kjelle Bus said...

Me too LOVE colourful little mousies !
Do you give your mousies bath´s too ??
I give my mousies bath´s efurry night :)

Stacy Hurt said...

We love the little mousies. Especially the ones with little rattlie bones inside!

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Brian said...

I got put on a diet last year and I lost the weight. Did I get my extra food back? Nope! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Pretinha said...

Mr. Black'm glad you're adapting to being an indoor cat, playing with colored mice is very entertaining.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

True intelligence lies in finding solutions to problems. Now that you are no longer an outdoor cat, you have of course found alternative entertainment. Hurray!

Purrs,
The Chans

Katie Isabella said...

I LOVE your fine, Kingly and Stately look, Mr. Black! But I too am on a sort-of diet. Mom's knocked back the guilty induced treats while she was gone so much while brother was in the hospital so long. xoxox