Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Silas: The Collection

Silas is a collector. This is his nighttime snack bar of Wellness Lite and water. Since he tends to eat at night, this regime has trimmed him down so he is a sleek fellow and not a contender for the World Heavyweight Feline Competition.

He loves bottle caps, milk bottle tops, my hair ties and his latest prize, which he carries around the house, a granola bar wrapper. He is particularly fond of that one. So it's not that I am a lazy housekeeper, I am allowing him to keep these things. He also loves pens, which he stores under the rugs in the kitchen. When you walk on those rugs you feel little ridges underneath.

And of course he has a wide range of store bought toys. He likes the crackly ones and the ones to chomp on. The dog toy he actually drowned in the water bowl but I rescued it. The large red round thing in the munchie bowl is a rubber sink stopper I bought at WalMart for him. When he was small one of his favorite things to do was pull the metal stopper out of the bathroom sink and hide it. So I bought him his own stopper.

There is also a downstairs collection but these seem to be his favorite. He has carried them up here and keeps them here in the bedroom.

Fergus also had his favorites, which I have put in a special box. He loved the fuzzy balls and had three red ones, Fuzzy One, Two and Three. Fuzzy One shows the wear and tear of a well loved, well chomped toy. Fergus used to run around with it in his mouth and he looked like a feline version of Santa Claus with a red beard. I am sorry I never got a photo of that. Fuzzy Two got puked on during a road trip and Fuzzy Three is nice and unchomped. Fergus also loved the soft orange carrot in one of the Caturday photo shots.

This morning it is still cold and windy. No one wanted out but Silas was running around playing and Brendan was downstairs being amused by our big kitten. They spend the days together in peace, Silas looking down from the penthouse and Brendan on the bed.

We're all waiting for spring here in the Frozen North.


Anonymous said...

You may want to take Fergus' toys out someday and arrange them just like that, and take a photo. What a sweet and unique reminder of what Silas likes.

The Meezers said...

Silas is not spoiled or anything is he?

Patches & Mittens said...

We are looking for spring in A State of Winter too......if you should happen to see it, or any sign of it, please send it our way too....Thank you furry much.

Zuleme said...

Silas is not spoiled. And he is not possesive of his toys. I bet he will share with a kitten or two when that happens.
That is a good idea to take a photo of Ferg's toys. Some of them are under furniture.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

How cute! What a lovely collection, and nice of you to respect stuff that is trash to letting him keep the granola wrapper.

=^..^= said...

I'm amazed the granola wrap is still in one piece. ;)

~5-Cat Style

PJ said...

That's quite a collection!

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Miss Zuleme,

It's me Finny! You must unnerstand that there are NO spoiled cats. I have tryd to explain this to my mom bean also.

There are only cats who are treated as they should be and poor deprived cats who do not have enough toys or enough food or all the things they want and deserve.

I think Silas is pretty close to being treated as he should be. Keep up the good work.


George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

We see nothing unusual about Silas' collection. Only a human would think he's eccentric. To us cats, he's quite normal!

Fat Eric said...

Silas is a lucky kitty! He has got lots of fun stuff. I have got quite a few toys but I don't carry them round the house much, I do kick my football around though and my mum finds it in strange places. Can we all come over and play with Silas's stuff?

Happy-Go-Lucky said...

I also have a collection of crinkly balls and bottle caps. But I like wads of paper and styrofoam of any kind the best. And don't even get me started on the pens. Oh my, shiny things.Bye