Yesterday one of my theories about Newt was confirmed: she is exactly like a little kid.
Remember how excited you were to find the toy surprise in a box of cereal when you were a kid? Well, yesterday as I poured myself a bowl a Reese’s Puffs (hell yea Reese’s Puffs…they are freakin’ delicious) the toy surprise fell out into my bowl and Newt was immediately curious and trying to get at it.
Oh and btw, do any of you ever remember the toy just falling out of the box into your bowl? I sure don’t. I remember having to dig around in the cereal…with my grubby hands…until I could find the toy. This one had to be just sitting on the top of the cereal in the box because I had just opened the new box of cereal and was pouring the first bowl when it just plopped into my bowl. That would have never happened when I was a kid.
Anyway, so I opened up the toy and it was a Kung Fu Panda shooting-spinny thingie (that is the technical name too).
Because I no longer have the brain of an 8 year old or an Engineer it took me way longer than it should have to figure out how to get the toy to work. But when I finally did, Newt and I spent the better part of the day playing with the thing. I would shoot it and she would chase it down. She is almost to the point of fetching it and bringing it back to me now. I am gonna turn her into a dog yet.
She is scared of the sound it makes when I wind it up but she is slowly getting used to it and no longer running and hiding every time I start to wind the toy up anymore. Ripley doesn’t really know what to make of the thing and is constantly looking down her nose at Newt. Chasing shit across the house is way beneath her.
It always surprises me though that the simplest things are the cat’s best friends. Not that expensive toy you bought…it is the box it came in that the cat will like.
So thank you Reese’s Puffs…both for being delicious and for giving me a few hours of entertainment with the cat.