Mom realized she hadn’t seen one of my favorite toys in a while so she decided to look for it. Sounds easy, right? Well, it would be easier if she didn’t have bad shoulders that prevent her from reaching under the furniture. It would also be easier if we didn’t have so much furniture that is just an inch or two off the floor where my toys get lost.
This is the yellow ball she’s looking for. It’s from the Jackson Galaxy brand. It’s lightweight, semi-soft, and wobbles when you wack it.She searched under and behind everything, finding lots of other toys, including another ball from the Jackson Galaxy brand.
They did a good job with these toys because they’re a lot of fun for kitties who like to smack balls around! The green one can even be tossed around using your teeth. This post is sounding like a product review, but it’s really about the search for my toys.
Here are a few pictures of furniture she has to look under. The toy hunt requires getting down on the floor with a flashlight and a yard stick to retrieve lost toys.
She counted about 20 pieces of furniture to look under, plus all the other nooks & crannies in the house where toys could end up.
Mom and Dad have big desks sitting back-to-back. Each desk has a pedestal on both sides and the little cut-out at the base is a toy magnet! There are always toys under here, and it’s a chore for Mom to get them out.
Of course everyone has beds to look under and there’s probably some stuff stored under there. Mom stores extra and emergency canned goods in bins under the spare bed and my toys are often under here. Behind one of the bins is where she found my yellow ball!
She found the chirpy mouse I got for Christmas under the cabinets in the breakfast nook. She had forgotten all about this toy.
She also discovered she needs to dust the floors under those cabinets! Since she was looking in every nook and cranny and moving furniture and stored items, she found many places where dust bunnies had escaped her usual weekly cleaning.
Mom gathered all the toys that were scattered around the house. As you can see, I have many toys with which I can amuse myself. I like sparkly balls and spongy balls. I also like other small things I can bat around. Mousie can be fun to chase and I also enjoy the occasional lick of a catnip toy.
I wonder how long it will be before she has to hunt for my favorite toys again.
I’m curious to know what some of your favorite toys are and if your humans need to hunt them down for you.