Sometimes I wonder if I am unique in my habit of hiding some of my cats' toys in order to increase the toy's longevity and to also remain of interest . I try to keep those special ones that are top on their hit parade as it is much more amusing for both my cats and me to savor interactive playtime.
One of those hiding places is in the top drawer of my dresser. Of course they know exactly where they are, and whenever I open the drawer which is the receptacle for my socks and pajamas, my kitties jump onto the dresser top, longingly gazing at the toys, giving me wistful glances and of course, attempting to extract one or more of them to entice me to play.
I am amazed at how they remember the location of each and every toy stashed away in this drawer and when they hear me open it, will come bounding into the bedroom from any location in our house. I swear they have marked the toys with a secret GPS tracking device. Even the sound of the electric can opener does not carry the same appeal.
When the phone rang the other day, in my haste to answer, I forgot to completely shut the drawer. While my attention strayed, much to my dismay, from right under my nose, Lucyfur was boldly stealing her favorite feathery boa toy out of the drawer. Additionally she was encouraging the other two cats to perform a search and seize mission in order to grab any other exposed goodies. She is such a bad influence on the boys.
I was thrilled that my camera was at hand so I could capture their feloniousness behavior. They will not be able to proclaim their innocence with a straight face.
Do your cats ever pilfer objects of interest to them? I would love to hear about it.