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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Alex's New Toys


Alex has had lots of toys, mostly balls that he can push and chase about. There are at least three dozen small balls than can hold a pinch of catnip in our house. I believe that the majority all of them are now under furniture. Alex seems to play with toys using the principle if I can’t see it, I ain’t lookin’ for it. That is why there are three dozen of those small balls about; each time the fur ball loses one, I have purchased another for him.

There is also a larger, plastic ball somewhere around here. It can stay lost. When it rolls, it flashes a red light, bells chime, and the damned thing chirps! I believe that the large, plastic, chirping ball is one of the reasons I have purchased so many of the small, non-chirping balls for Alex. Every time he finds that damned chirper, his rolling it around drives me nuts!

Last week I went to the pet food store to obtain a resupply of Alex’s favorite kitty food. I noticed that they had a whole bunch of new toys and decided to buy a couple for Alex (since his all of his ball toys are no longer in sight):


Birdie Toy

Mousie Toy

With Tasha’s (yes, she’s back as my housekeeper) help, we videoed Alex with his new toys—and his oldest toy (me):





26 comments:

  1. Love the video!
    Keep trying to catch my two doing something on film but never quite manage it
    Pol x

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  2. That motorized mousie is cool! Alex seems to be very athletic. I like to take my toy balls and roll them under things on purpose!

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  3. I've got to take a few pics of my Tessa - your stories about Alex make me wonder if he and Tessa aren't distant relatives!

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  4. It's funny i can reamber cleaning under the couch and finding alex's toys in your house lol I also reamber puting up the x-mas tree and him sleeping by it lol

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  6. Alex is having none of that mouse!! hehe, cool clip Nick, tell Tasha she's a first rate camera woman ;)

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  7. shrewd character that Alex how old or young is he??

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  8. Aww! I'll have to admit that Alex would not be very good at chasing any real mice out of your kitchen! teehee. But he sure did enjoy his dinner. Or is he a she? Fun video!

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  9. i love the fact that alex looks bored half the time playing with the toys ... just like my wills. spoilt - heh.

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  10. i luv the vid alex is sooooooooo cute

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  11. I love those fishing line toys. We had one that was on a curled wire and had bits of cork on the end. The cats went wild because it was springy and crazy. I love how Alex stopped to wash his leg. Such a cat.

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  12. Alex loves his toys doesn't he? You spoil him Nick, but why not!

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  13. It's great that Alex plays with all the toys. He seems to really enjoy himself. My cat won't entertain toys at all, unless they are furry and squeak or have feathers and chirp.

    CJ xx

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  14. I bought some dog toys today for my chihuahua.. She still wants my houseshoes..lol
    Cool toys for Alex..
    I hope you are feeling good these days , my friend... Have a great upcoming weekend!

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  15. aaaw kyoot!
    i am also such a sucker for new toys for my furry masters!

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  16. Good video. Nick. When are you and Alex turning pro?

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  17. great vid :) I love the mousey toy though Alex seems annoyed that it won't surrender to his will.

    xx
    pinks

    PS - you're looking good, mate :)

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  18. Nicely done, Nick. Would you be willing to assist me in putting together a video?

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  19. Alex is a very exceptional cat, Rev Saint. I am so pleased that he is your pal.

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  20. ` Awww! Such a cutie! You know, I also have video of my kitties growing up, and part of it includes them playing with the same remote control mouse!
    ` However, Violet's mousing skills always trumped my attempts to steer it away from her.
    ` Vada on the other hand... *gets up, shouts out window* "where are you, dratted cat?"... was not quite as good at catching it, though she was really great at killing and disemboweling it....

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  21. I wrote that you are a skillful story teller using words or pictures. I now add to that movies.

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  22. Oh, Alex has a very tough life!!!

    I like his coy moves.

    Nice to see you in action, Nick. Photos aren't as good as video.

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  23. fun video! thx for sharing

    Ya know, my kitty loves to play with balled-up-paper... just the sound of paper crinkling means playtime, lol
    oh yeah, and the laser pointer is ALWAYS a winner, too. =)

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