ia play

the good life in a digital age

Archive for the ‘toys’ Category

lessons in frugality from cats

without comments

1. Sleep alot
Cats enjoy just lying around. They wallow in laziness. Our two positively scorn me when I rush around getting ready for work. If sleeping is getting boring, then find an exciting new place to sleep. Grumpy Cat challenges herself to squeeze through ever tigher gaps to get into prime sleeping spots.

cat, doing what she does best   Other Cat

2. Entertainment can be cheap
Noisy Cat likes elastic bands. Alot. Shop-bought toys don’t hold his attention anywhere near as long.

3. Luxury is simple
Radiators provide cats with obvious joy. In summer sunshine does the same. Best not to discuss their feelings about warm bird guts.

4. Be cute and someone else will feed you
I’m not sure this is something you should try and emulate but both our two fuzzballs were once strays. They hit the jackpot when they sucked up to me, winning a warm house, an easily manipulated lady of the house, no kids, no dogs, and a home where alot of home butchery goes on.

They have to put up with occasional humilating fussing from the humans but mostly the cats seem to have the better deal. They even seem to love their super-cheap cat food, known in our house as kitty-crack.

Written by Karen

January 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm


without comments

another I want…. a Treepee

I reckon that’d be a good use of the huge ecalyptus that has decided over the years that our garden is way nicer than the place it was planted.

Written by Karen

June 29th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Posted in playful spaces,toys

new baby in the family

without comments

I’m no longer the youngest in my family. My place has been usurped by a new arrival, who will be getting the last roast potato from now on (well, technically not from right now, but soon enough).

I’m wondering how the family will have to learn to play again when pretty much the last 20 years haven’t involved much more than Trivial Pursuits and Bridge, and the occasional radical game of Eye Toy.

I’m looking forward to being re-taught things I’ve forgotten and an excuse to buy some pretty cool toys.

Written by Karen

June 28th, 2007 at 1:28 pm

Posted in toys