Saturday, November 16, 2013
When human toys become cat toys
I have some friends who have a huge sectional couch in front of a big wood stove. Along with that huge couch they also have some incredible huge stuffed animals, one of which is a dragon. I really wanted to find a dragon like that, about a year ago, but unfortunately could not find one. I envisioned a similar scenario---friends over for drinks, reaching over and pulling down the dragon from the back of the couch to examine, cuddle, or play with, as they do at my friends' house. Lacking a dragon, I instead purchased a great big bear (which was surprisingly affordable). It was still a huge splurge for something that served no practical purpose.
But actually it was cheaper than a very good cat bed (around $40), and instead of a conversation piece for wine-drinking visitors, it has turned into...a cat bed. Because, of course, I'm more likely to have snoozing cats than wine-drinking visitors.