Saturday, October 15, 2005

Mom's Busy Night

Hi all kitties and friends! Thanks a lot for your comments on my last post. They helped to make me feel like a normal kitty again!

Remember how I told you last weekend my Mom was up all night doing all sorts of crazy things? Well one of the things she did was make me a toy. Two things brought the toy about. First, I kept telling her I wanted to try out a box like Timmy and lots of other kitties have. A box finally came in the mail, but it was very big and I didn't use it much. Then when she was in the pet store last Saturday, she saw all sorts of kitty condos and things that she wanted to buy for me, but that were way too expensive. She wanted to get me something I could play in, "put the bite on" (as Timmy says!), and something I could hide in. So when she got home, she put the two ideas together, and made me what you see in this picture here! She took my box, taped it closed, then cut a hole in it so I could have a hidey place. Then she cut some holes in the top and strung through one of my toys on a string (a nip sock). Then she took the stick that used to have a purple mousey on it (he finally broke free a few weeks ago), and tied a new teethy toy to it and stuck it in the top. I have been enjoying it very much. I mostly play with the toys on it and try to get them off (Mommy found the stick toy under the desk in the office today). I like to scratch the box, but I haven't chewed it very much. I like to sit on top of it and be up high and look around. But I haven't been in it very much. I get too distracted by the toy in the doorway and just play with that. Mom says she'll keep that in mind for future models because she wants me to have a warm hidey place. She wanted me to tell you about it, because maybe one of your Mom's will get inspired to make you a new toy or something. It sure gave me fresh interest in some of my older ones!

She also wanted me to post this picture because she says you can tell how well I take care of my fur, and you can see how big I'm getting! You can also see that I have a bit of a belly! But I'm a growing boy so I'm telling her that's ok. She says "We'll have to see what the vet says". I'm not afraid of him.

Hope you all stay well out there!

20 comments:

Edsel/The Pooch said...

Mattingly, that's a very cool toy your Mom made, tell her she's very inventive. and you are growing a lot. your fur looks very soft and sleek. i bet you'll grow into that cute belly!

Musette said...

That's a way cool cat house your peep made for you! We usually just get paper bags, but they're fun too.

Don't worry about that belly. My fur brother had the biggest, flabbiest belly when he was littler, but now he's grown into it and is just big all over.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be sure to keep reading yours so that I can hear all about how you found your home.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Mattingly,
you have awesome sleek fur. You look super soft. Scout is too. He is a lanky long kitten, with no belly even though he eats like a pig. You mom is soo cool to make you an "sctivity center". We don't bite boxes like Timmy either, just pounce in & out of 'em!

Max said...

Awesome toy! And don't worry about your tummy...male kitties often get a little belly. Look at lions! They got one too!

Boni said...

That's a really neat fun box toy that your Mom made you, Mattingly! I'll have to tell my Mom about it. You look like you're growing up very handsome. I hope the vet doesn't fuss about your tummy, though. That's no fun. But maybe you can tell your Mom that when I got rescued from outside I got real big and round too. I was a fattie! But once I got used to getting food all the time and wasn't scared it would go away and I'd starved, I stopped eating so much. And now I'm not as round as Sanjee or Mini. So maybe your Mom shouldn't worry too much.

Stumpy said...

Mattingly, You look like me! Do you gots a stumpy tail too?

Sanjee said...

That's a way cool new box toy Mattingly! The dangly toys look like special fun.

Oreo said...

That's so neat!! My Mom would never make me one of those though. She thinks I wouldn't play with it, but I would...I would...Ok, maybe I wouldn't.

Miss Kitty said...

How cool Mattingly! I'm going to make sure that the two-legged one sees what your mom did. We have a box that would be perfect for making into a kitty activity center.

Fiona Bun said...

Sweet box!

Sir. Big Fat Kit Kat said...

Hello Mattingly! Wow you have grown alot since the picture on your xanga! Ok well i must go now!

Sir. Big Fat Kit Kat

Beau said...

Hi Mattingly! Beau here from Beau's Blog. Way cool box--I want one! I want one! I'm going to help mom find a box so she can make one for me too! I showed her the pictures and she said she would try. (She's rather crafty.)
Like your blog a lot and will add you to my blog roll. You may do the same if you like. Awesome, sleek shiny fur...well kept!

Anonymous said...

Great toy - your mom is very creative!
Buzzerbee & meep

Knightly, Lizzie, & Firenze said...

Hi Mattingly, you are a very handsome cat. You look a lot like Knightly only more grey and less white than him.

That's a cool toy your mom made for you. Maybe you can talk to our mom and have her make something like it for us.

The Monsters: Knightly, Lizzie & Firenze

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

What a great new toy!! We're very jealous and will demand a box for ourselves.

Mom, Mom -- find a box NOW!

George, Tipper & Max

P.S. Tipper says you're a handsome guy with the same colors as her.

Oreo said...

I hope you & your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be careful with that turkey! Mom just tolded me it's got a sleepin drug in it! She shoulda tolded me afore....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edsel/The Pooch said...

mattingly - it's december 9th and i'm worried about you. are you still out there?????

Edsel/The Pooch said...

mattingly - just saw you posting on Eponine's blog. where have you been? you haven't posted in so long!

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