This morning when I visited Thomas in Kitty Valhalla he was scared and upset. Apparently, someone in the neighborhood was lighting off leftover fireworks from their July 4th explode-a-thon last night, and the booms and bangs had really frightened him. He was hiding in a dark corner and refused to come out. Thinking quickly I said, “Well, I guess you’ll miss out on Feather Fun Friday then…” I heard a gasp come from Thomas’s hiding place, and then he said, “Wha…What is Feather Fun Friday?” I told him that if he came out, I would show him. He tentatively poked his head out from where he was hiding, and then he ran quickly to the kitty jungle gym and jumped up on the hammock.
Once he was on the hammock, Thomas asked, “Now what happens?” I said, see that feather toy underneath you?” He looked down and exclaimed, “Oh yeah!” I said, “Well, it’s Feather Fun Friday, so let’s have fun with it!”
We spent the next hour playing together with the feather toy. Thomas tensed up once when a car backfired outside, but as soon at I took another swipe at the feather, he joined right in again.
Eventually we had played so much, that both of us got tired. Thomas returned to his dark corner, not because he was scared but because he was ready for a nap. I too was ready for a nap, and I went back downstairs to take one. As I drifted off to sleep I made a mental note that Feather Fun Friday needs to become a regular thing for Me and Thomas. I also wondered if I might be able to convince the Guardians to host “Chicken Treat Tuesdays”. Now THAT would be something to help a frightened kitty forget all his troubles…
So Sayeth Otis