October 8th, 2004

Draconis Blackthorne, shadowgram, Dracomet

The Balloon as cat toy

This evening I discovered that probably the best cat toy there is, is the helium-filled balloon with ribbons. Some balloons were brought in, remnants from a birthday party - and being black, red, and silver, they would compliment the festive Halloween decor occurring in the vicinty lately, when lo and behold, the gremlins took to them like the greatest thing since "Chat Noir" catnip - jumping and leaping about, stretching their bodies as far as they could to reach that dangling ribbon protruding from the end of the balloons, and when they finally succeed in reaching it, the movement stimulates the balloon to move further along the ceiling, thus casting the illusion of a living entity. Then eventually the balloons falter a bit, and start descending down along the wall. So when a cat swipes at it, they obviously bat it across the room, and off they are chasing it - makes for quite an amusing spectacle.