Tipper Makes Do #Caturday

Hi, there! I’m Tipper Allen, and guess what? I habben’t had any new toys in like a hunnert years! I mean, besides the one Momma boughted me a few weeks ago.

Poppa says we’re knee-deep in cat toys, but I already beat all of them in mortal combat, so they’re no fun. And Momma gets mad when I try to beat up her arm. I can’t help it if I’m a big, tough, strong man cat! [Note from MA: Neutered, just so you know. Be a responsible pet owner.]

What are you tellin’ dem, Momma? You told me it’s not polite to whisper in front of other people.

Momma says she’s telling you I’m an extra-special good man cat, but she didn’t want me to get conceited. I don’t know what dat means, but if it’s bad I don’t want any, so thank you, Momma, for not letting me get it.

So here I am, a poor, good kitty — I mean man cat — wif no new toys. Do I whine? Or pout? Do I pee in people’s shoes?


I find my own new toys!

Dis one is the best! It’s wriggley and flubbley and scrootches around and flips inna air! But Momma takes them away from me every time I play wif one. Seems like rubber bands are bad for kitties. But I’m not scared! I will fight wif any rubber band I find!

Dis one is always onna table by where Momma sits, so I can always get it. Momma says it’s lip balm, but it’s really a fun toy. It’s round one way and flat the other way, so you never know how it’ll go when you cuff it. Momma plays along by picking it up where I leave it and putting it back where I can find it again. She’s so fun!

Momma says I might get something new to play wif “in a week or so”. I wonder what fun toy she’s gonna bring me next?

My Momma is posting today at The Write Type about motives for murder. Wonder what made her think about that?

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you ever make your own toys out of stuff you find around the house? Do you ever get in trouble about it?



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One thought on “Tipper Makes Do #Caturday

  1. dan antion

    July 21, 2018 at 7:54am

    You want a fun game, Tipper? Ask momma to get a plastic straw (I know, bad for the environment, but just one) and slide it under a door when she’s on one side and you’re on the other. Our cats, and our daughter’s cats love that game!

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    • Marian Allen

      July 21, 2018 at 11:19am

      Sounds like something he’d enjoy! I’ll have to see if we have any straws in the long-skinny-things drawer.

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    • Marian Allen

      July 22, 2018 at 7:37am

      Tipper says if he can’t eat it, it’s a toy. If possible, everything is both. Any time I find something alarming in his litter box, I first think, “Wait — what has he destroyed lately? Ah, yes, this is a piece of that.” Like the green foam garden kneeling pad.

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  2. acflory

    July 22, 2018 at 5:40am

    Ah Tipper…I think you keep your Momma on her toes. And no! Don’t attack them. 🙂

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    • Marian Allen

      July 22, 2018 at 7:34am

      He’s more of an ankle man. Although he’s gotten a lot better about NOT grabbing my ankles with his claws and teeth. I was going through at least one knee-hi stocking a day for a while.

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  3. joey

    July 24, 2018 at 9:16pm

    He will fight any rubber band he sees! LOL! Toooo cute!

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