I wanted to say “household”, but Holly insists that our new cat is a member of the family. “Simon” (he’s Siamese, get it?) had been hanging around outside for over a week, sometimes disappearing for a short time, but always turning back up on our doorstep. Well, it looks like we’re going to take him in for good. I would never have guessed that Michelle would accept a stray cat into the house, but this guy is so handsome and has such a fun personality that she just couldn’t resist.
At first, it seemed like Simon’s biggest personality trait would be how affectionate he is, but it soon became apparent that he loves to play. His favorite solo toys are Holly’s elastic ponytail holders. He can flip one of these things into the air with either his mouth or paws, and remain entertained by it for a surprisingly long time. He also likes to play hide and seek, with an emphasis on chasing and being chased. He used to enjoy staring at the mouse pointer moving around on the big movie screen as I would browse the web and read emails. That was until he actually jumped to grab the mouse pointer and tore a few holes in the fabric! He’s not allowed anywhere near the screen now.