Ivy has two new toys that came in the mail from Amazon yesterday. One is a mouse that squeaks when she paws at it.
The other is a toy with balls in it that she knocks round and round. From the time I put that thing together she has been crazy about that thing. It only cost $6.99. So if it keeps her happy then it was well worth it.
Here it is on Amazon and here is a link to it if you want one for your cat. There were bigger ones as well.
She hasn’t played a lot with the mouse. I can’t seem to find one that she likes as much as she liked the first one. She still plays with what’s left of it, which is fur and plastic.
I wish Charlie played with toys. I’ve given him many over the years as well as bones to chew. He would never play with the toys or chew the bones. Maybe that’s why he has no teeth.
Yesterday I met my daughter for lunch. She chose our favorite Chinese restaurant, Chopsticks, which is not far from me. Afterwards I drove another mile to a TJ Maxx store.
Somehow I’d never made it to a TJ Maxx, so I wanted to check it out. I found the galvanized tray you for $7.99. As you can see I put my coffee and sugar container in it.
I’m kind of into storage containers/trays right now. For some reason I feel the need to get all organized. When I clean my apartment, I like to pick up a tray or a container of things rather than pick up a bunch of little things.
Makes for faster and more efficient cleaning!
It is overcast outside right now. Earlier when I got up it was sunny. I wonder if it’s going to rain again?
My two big cucumbers look awful. They’re big but yellow. I haven’t picked them yet. I think maybe all the torrential rains we’ve had was too much for them.
Anyone know why cucumbers turn yellow before they’re actually ripe?
This is my second tomato. The first one I ate sliced on a veggie burger the other night.
When I went outside to take photos this morning the air was so humid it fogged up my lens. So I had to take photos through the patio door.
My daughter said yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far. Sure felt like it too.
I’ve never had a cat that plays as much as Ivy does. I’m glad she gets a lot of playing in, because otherwise she’d be bigger than she is. She does a lot of running and jumping in the air too.
Speaking of which…
From the book I’m reading titled: What Your Cat Knows:
It’s amazing how cats can squeeze through the narrowest of gaps. This is due to their flexible back (which has five more vertebrae than our own) and the lack of a proper collarbone.
Not only does this mean that they can wiggle through tiny gaps, but their body can rotate more easily in the air. This helps them twist as they fall, so they are more likely to land the right way up. This maneuver is called the “righting reflex.”
When a cat falls off a wall, for example, his back is likely to be pointing to the ground, so he will bend his body and twist his head around. This is followed by his front legs twisting and then his back legs, which results in the cat righting himself in mid-air.
He will ensure that his front legs hit the ground first, followed by the back legs, and he’ll arch his body too as this helps to absorb the shock of landing.
The tail is also involved, moving around and keeping the cat level in the air. The cat will raise his tail vertically to stop forward movement and assist with the landing.
How interesting. You learn something new every day.
Well, I guess now I know how Ivy jumps into the air and twists around and all that crazy stuff she does.