Moderator: Welcome back fellow mammals. Today we are once again joined by Super Snooper (SS) and Kommando Kitty (KK) to discuss a subject near to every cat’s heart: cat toys.
KK: Thank you for having us here today. I would just like to clarify today’s discussion will involve several matters related to summer, not just toys.
Moderator: But the focus will be on toys.
SS: Actually, that will be the first topic of several. We would also like to talk about vacations and grooming.
Moderator: My script says that we are going to talk about toys. So let’s get started. How are summer toys different from winter toys?
SS: They are a lot more active.
KK: And easier to catch. Those mice are fun, but they have too many places to hide. (Aside to SS: It would be easier if Mom cleaned more often. SS nods.)
Moderator: Could you be a little more specific?
KK: I think you know we live in an old farm house. It’s really cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Dad says that’s because we have old windows downstairs.
SS: He keeps saying he should fix them, but we really don’t want him to. You should see all the cool toys that fly and crawl in during the summer.
Moderator: You mean you have insects as toys in the summer? (grimaces)
KK: What’s wrong with that? You wouldn’t want them flying all over your house would you? Besides you’re the one who wanted to talk about toys.
Moderator: (knows he’s beaten) So what type of insects are we talking about?
SS: Well, the best are moths. They fly around enough so we get a lot of exercise chasing them.
KK: And they taste good. Nice and crunchy.
SS: Junebugs aren’t bad, but they’re a little slow.
KK: The humans seem to find them disgusting. If they see one, they get rid of it before we get to play much.
SS: Spiders aren’t any good. They’re not poisonous around here, but they spent a lot of time just sitting there.
KK: Flies are good. They’re really fast.
Moderator: So what do you do when you don’t have any bugs around?
KK: We sleep a lot.
SS: He means for entertainment.
KK: I sleep for entertainment.
SS: We watch a lot of Cat TV. The birds and squirrels are fun. And the little chipmunks run around a lot. We don’t go out, and mom won’t let them in the house, so we have to watch.
KK: There are big, humungous rodents out there too. We saw them on human TV at the beginning of February, but they’re on Cat TV every day. Mostly they wander around and eat. But they run really fast sometimes too.
SS: I don’t want to play with them. They have big teeth.
Moderator: Anything else?
SS: Well, since you asked. The humans are talking about leaving us alone for a week with someone coming to visit daily. What are we supposed to do without the humans to entertain us?
KK: I hear there are places where we can go for vacation too.
SS: Yeah, great. I was in a place like that before the humans adopted me. They’re full of big, smelly, noisy dogs.
KK: We could go with them.
SS: They could stay here.
Moderator: Well, enough of that. I think it’s time…..
SS: One more thing – I don’t want Mom to brush me all the time.
KK: But it feels good. And makes you shiny and smooth.
SS: I like my fur just the way it is, thank you very much.
Moderator: Before we close, I think you two have a big announcement to make.
SS: That’s right. Big changes are coming to the blog. We’ll still be around, but we’ll have more friends. More animals, fewer humans. Whispers: I don’t think the Moderator’s contract has been renewed.
KK: Mom’s even looking for a new theme. She’s says there doesn’t seem to be a lot to choose from for our type of blog. (Don’t worry. She’ll be around too.)
SS: So come back next time, and we’ll tell you all about it.