Mom and I just finished having some play time and it made me wonder a bit whether any of you experience the same thing I do early in the morning……almost EVERY morning……and that’s “The Morning Crazies”.
First of all, I sleep in the living room at night. Up on top of the couch is a PERFECT view of our back yard and that’s where all the night creatures are and that’s what I like to watch when it’s quiet and dark. There are deer, but also skunks, groundhogs, possums, other neighborhood cats – lots of stuff that usually stays hidden during the day and comes out at night. But I can easily fall asleep on top of the couch (or ON the couch cushions) and still be able to spy out the window. In my parents bedroom where they sleep, the curtains are closed and there’s nothing interesting to watch – how interesting are sleeping humans ANYWAY???!!!
When Mom comes downstairs in the morning, I’m always waiting for her at the foot of the stairs. I follow her into the kitchen while she fixes my breakfast and makes coffee. I have been saving up my energy ALL NIGHT LONG for what’s next – PLAY TIME! I can get pretty wound up too – I mean “puffy tail, hair on end, black as coal eyes” kind of wound up! It starts with me picking out a toy for her to throw for me to chase – usually it’s one of my crinkly wrapped candies because I like the noise of the crinkly paper…….then I run lickety split into the kitchen where the nice slidey linoleum is and get down flat as can be on the floor – pouncing position – and she throws the candy into the kitchen where it slides across the floor and across my line of sight and I POUNCE on it. When I was little I’d bring it back to her so she could do it again – these days we’ve changed the routine – I run into the living room after I’ve pounced on it in the kitchen and we switch places. Mom comes into the kitchen, tosses the crinkly into the living room – I pounce and switch positions AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN….until Mom’s breathing heavy and I need to take a break.
THE MORNING CRAZIES……….you see what I mean?
Mom doesn’t have any photos of us doing this – Dad’s still asleep and if she gets the camera out I stop being wacky and just stare at her like I’m saying “HUH? ME? CRAZY?” “You’ve GOT to be kidding me!”……..
Sure is fun though…………got me wondering if YOU have a favorite play time in the day. Is it first thing in the morning like me? Is it last thing at night before bed? I suppose the MORNING CRAZIES could be the NIGHTTIME CRAZIES if your favorite play time is at night. Do you like to play with yourself or your animal siblings or do you enjoy playing with your human more?
Now, don’t forget that today is the LAST DAY to submit your photos for the photo contest! Yep – get your humans to send those photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY. Tomorrow, we start the voting and the polls will be on my blog tomorrow and Tuesday (Yes I’ll still have a TUESDAY TEASER too!).
I decided that there will be a winner in EACH category!! Both the favorite photo in the “ME AND MY FAVORITE TOY” and “MOST EMBARRASSING PHOTO” will get presents from ME ME ME. Cool huh?
I guess I’d better calm down…….I get so excited talking about the contest. The photos are great so far…..we have 13 photos and I’m sure we’ll get more today. YAY!
Happy Sunday Peeps!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀 😀