Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ramona Plays a Game

Ramona has a basket full of lovely kitty toys. Balls, fuzzy things, a tunnel and all sorts of stuff a kitty should adore. But what does she choose for her favorite game?

A little plastic top off some bottle.

I realized she was fond of this so I put it where I could find it instead of throwing it out and this morning she found it herself on the kitchen counter. Soon she was rolling it around the floor and chasing it and just being so darn cute I had to grab the camera.

Now that Ramona has been with us for almost two years (April something was their gotcha day), we see what a lovely feline being we had been lucky to find on the internet. She is sweet, gracious to her brother even when he is being an idiot, loving and as these photos show, beautiful in her every gesture. And those sweet green eyes we were so fortunate to be able to save!

I love the way so many things she does reminds me of Fergus. Rolling the toy across the floor, the way her chin juts out when she is asleep, the way her ears go back and she looks like a little owl when she is listening to something behind her, the way her eyes look like a wise old oriental sage when she makes faces. She is far more agile than her brother, who is, as we know, a bit of a Pork Chop. It makes me feel like Fergie's playful, wild thing spirit is not far from me. I find that comforting.

Squirrel Street has just started on the Fur and Feather Channel. Ramona is entralled. Harper is asleep in his rocking chair by the woodstove.


DK & The Fluffies said...

She is just such a lovely Lady Cat!

jenianddean said...

Maggie's favorite toys are the foil wrapper of Hershey's Kisses and Cadbury Creme Eggs, so this is a good time of year for her. Ice cubes are fun, too.

About checking your animals, start with The Well Adjusted Cat (, and more about the author here ( This is a good book, and helped Dad with some comparative anatomy and techniques.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

The bestest toys are always those that you don't purchase!

The Meezers said...

Ramona, you are so lovely!!

meemsnyc said...

We love bottle caps. We love straws even more!

Poppy Q said...

Ramona is a beautiful girl. They are soooo lucky to have turkey tv. I hopes more snow is melting.

Hilda said...

I was looking at pictures of Ramona when she first came home--what a difference in health! She has grown into a beautiful kitty and is obviously very loved! And she puts up with a pesky brother (I know all about pesky brothers!).


my cat does the same thing, only he carries around a twist tie for weeks on end!!!