Monday, December 13, 2010

Gus's New Obsession

A few weeks ago, Gus was nosing around in the basement and as usual, getting into things he's not supposed to.  He found this green string and brought it upstairs.  It's been his constant companion ever since.  He is obsessed with this string.
Gus and his "pet" string
He even takes it with him when he eats

He'll drag it around and play with it on his own, but mostly he wants one of us to dangle it and make it move so he can chase it.  Once it moves, he first "captures" it by stomping his paws down on it.

Then he bites it, and wants to play tug-of-war.

He never gets tired of playing this game, and he doesn't like it when we stop.  He's a smart little guy though, and he's figured out how to get my husband to pick the string back up and keep playing.  First he drags the string over by his feet and sits and stares at him.

Who could resist this face?

If my husband doesn't take the hint quick enough, Gus will reach up and tap him on the leg and make a little meow sound.  THAT works like a charm every time, which Gus figured out very quickly, and so the game continues....  :)


goldenbird said...

This post is so cute, Doni! Gus reminds me of my black cat, Apollo. His favorite toy is a string with a bean bag attached to the end. But he doesn't drag it around quite as much as Gus does with his string! That picture of Gus with his big eyes is adorable.

Sharon Marie said...

Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning :) The 4-legged "kids" are a lot like the 2-legged ones--buy them toys and they often like the boxes better lol. Have a great day.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Just look at that little face! Doesn't it remind you exactly of the expression PussNBoots makes in the movie Shrek?!!! What a little cutie your Gus is, and he reminds me of my Tuffy! They sure know how to win you over with that look, don't they?!... Loved this post!.. Wishing you blessings and lots of holiday fun in the days ahead! ~tina

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- that's HYSTERICAL! What a CUTE cat! I'd love to try that trick with our cats, but I'm afraid my had-to-remove-the-ribbon-with-surgery cat might eat the string, and that wouldn't be good. Cute, cute post Doni!

Melissa said...

Ohhh Wow! You are right! Those cats DO have Mike wrapped around their paw! :)