Object Identification from Cat's Perspective

You are a "cat."

This is called a "toy"...

This is also called a toy.

This is called a toy.

This is a toy.

Toy.

Toy.

Toy.

Another toy.

Toy.

Toy.

Toy.

Toy.


Arrgh, here be a toy.

Toy.

Toy.

Food.

What food? So sorry, my mistake...
Toy.
Any questions?

25 comments:

Jaffer said...

Aww what a cute dish !
You seem to have your hands full Alice ... err Jenn (yes, typo)


A room-mate of mine who had a cat, was only interested in office supplies.
She'd write a diary, type a few e-mails, organize files, clean out my shelf...

Jenn Thorson said...

Jaffer- Yes, Alice has tried to "help" me write on my novel, contributing a good page of text which, while I appreciate her efforts, didn't have the tone I was using.

And so I am now encouraging her to work less collaboratively on writing projects in the future.

Unfinished Rambler said...

I think you just described Seamus perfectly.

He also likes books. However, they're not so much toys as in his way for a place to lie -- so that he can have his own cubbyhole in which he can curl up.

Jenn Thorson said...

Rambler- Alice does love a good book, too. Particularly if it's in my hands and I'm trying to read or edit it. I do try to explain, not all books are better with more Cat in them.

Sweet Violet said...

My Yorkie, Puddin', is more like a cat than a dog. Fortunately she cannot jump like a cat, but when I've had the laptop on the bed, she will walk across the keyboard or lay on my arm to try to get my attention away from the computer. She also will make a toy out of anything she finds within reach and handbags...well, let's just say that all bags of ANY type, be they handbags, shopping bags, cosmetic bags, gift bags...you name it...belong to her and regardless of size, are ideal Yorkie napping spots (even if only her head will fit in it)!

Jenn Thorson said...

Sweet Violet- Oh, that has to be really funny to catch her with her head in a bag that's just too small to be effective!

That bag I took the picture of has lived in my kitchen for a few weeks now simply because Alice has taken such a shine to it and has been MacGyvering it into new exciting games.

madtexter (corey james) said...

Bwhahahahaahah! That's funny. In a cats world everything is a toy. And they rarely play with the toys you actually buy at the store.

Jenn Thorson said...

Corey- She does love those furry fake mice. And also any sort of ping pong ball.

But she equally loves the plastic rings from the milk bottle. And chewed up bits of cardboard.

Deray said...

You missed one, boobs are pillows!

Jenn Thorson said...

Deray- And yes, and hands are also pillow. So any hand folded neatly in a lap is game for being a headrest. And never ever move the pillow, lest you receive The Bitey. Just admit it's no longer yours and move on. I mean, you have another.

ReformingGeek said...

Ah, such creative creatures. It must be nice to be able to easily find so much fun.

;-)

Jenn Thorson said...

Reforming Geek- Yes, it certainly says something about leading the simple life when a paperclip can bring you hours of joy.

Sue said...

Just last night my unattended slipper that I took off for 2 minutes became a toy. Slippers are like crack to my dog.

Jenn Thorson said...

Sue- It only takes a moment, doesn't it? And yep, dogs are as into making toys of things as cats are, but often along footwear lines.

Daisy said...

Ah, so many toys, so little time...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This made me laugh out loud! Yep they see toys everywhere!! Love it. Cute food dish!!

Jenn Thorson said...

Daisy- Oh, I know-- I can imagine it's overwhelming at times. :)

Linda- EVERYWHERE! In fact, the cord to the camera I took Alice's photo with quickly became a toy, too. :)

The food dish was a Fiestaware piece from Valentine's day.

Robert Crane said...

ya see, this is why i like dogs, the only toy in all those pictures, was the first one, of the cat.

Anonymous said...

My cats are expensive and heavy paperweights or at least that is what I called them when they sit on anything I might be reading.

Jenn Thorson said...

Bob- Ah, but then why is the toy section at the pet store about twice the size for our pup friends than our whiskered ones? :)

Anonymous- They certainly are. Expensive, heavy and over-large for the task at hand. :)

ThatOutfitGirl said...

LOL..the most random cat-toy in my house is a emery board..really?? I think they may be a little strange my cats

angelawd said...

Thanks for your insight into my cats! I was wondering what they were thinking. This explains a lot.

MA Fat Woman said...

My cat's favorite toy is the plastic ring around the top of a milk jug.

Janene Murphy said...

Looks like you have a cat just like mine. His favorite toy? Feminine products, thankfully unused. Nothing like a chewed up maxi pad on the kitchen table to greet you in the morning.

Should have gotten a dog....

mike said...

Cats are smart. They make you think they're just 'playing', when it fact they're plotting, scheming and honing their skills to take over the world.