Thursday, April 2, 2009

Playing with String

Oh gosh golly gee, cats, some string! You don't say! Well that's just so swell and fun and exciting! I could play with it for hours...NOT! How boring can you be? String? Really? Try video games, sports, and and rock paper scissors. Now that's how you play, cats. Especially rock paper scissors; what an ingenious game.
The other problem with string play is that there's so much string out there. I don't want to be at a bar, enjoying a few beers with Nordic/Germanic names I can't pronounce, when I notice someone with long shoelaces and fall to the floor to bat them around for a half hour. That's annoying and slightly frightening for everyone involved.
(flickr photo having a ball (of string) by toby-won-kenobi;


  1. You know if you did that in a bar they would call the guys with the straight jackets. I must say I had a visual.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Plus, what if you go after those laces, and they're connected to a shoe-bomb?!

  3. Sandee: Exactly. And no one wants to be in a mental asylum if they can avoid it.
    Jeanne: So true. Hadn't though of that risk. Playing with string is dangerous.

  4. String would be a lot better than my damn surround sound wiring or phone chargers, I'll tell you that. Those bastards.

  5. That is the cutest kitten evah!!!! does it kill mice yet?

  6. Thanks to YouTube I've also discovered that many cats enjoy flushing the toilet for hours. I'm with you... no patience for that.

  7. when i was a kid, my grandma made a mouse with a long tail for our cat... and she used to play with it for hours...

    love to watch cats playing with strings...
    while the string plays with them too!

  8. Not to mention getting tangled in said string while tipsy at the bar and falling on your face. Totally not cool. We have bestowed an award on your blog today - stop on by here to check it out.

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  10. Hey, smart guy, do you know how damned difficult it is to play sports and video games when you don't have any thumbs??? String and milk rings are at the pinnacle when you're lacking the manual dexterity to do pretty near anything else.