Ok, this is a tad late. I was watching the hockey last night and doing research work for my ms (I'm good at multi-tasking). Yay Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary - talk about a fantastic hockey night in Canada. All three teams won :) Six hours of hockey - doesn't get much better than that!
Anyway, back to Cleo. She and Chloe have a favourite toy (it's the Gone Fishin' dangle toy - they don't let me link directly to it - grrr). They love it so much, that inevitably they chew through the elastic string so it can't be dangled anymore. Being an indulgent cat owner, I like to keep them happy, so when I saw the Gone Fishin' toy on sale at our local grocery store, I bought one to keep in reserve. I sneaked it into the cabin and hid it in a plastic bag at the back of our corner bookcase. The other day Cleo was bopping around as usual, then went very quiet. As parents know with kids, this is often a bad sign, meaning they're into mischief. Cat mummies know this too, so I looked around and spied a fuzzy bum sticking out of the bookcase. Then I heard a tell-tale jingle. Ok, she'd found the toy. More bum wiggling and the sound of rummaging and a moment later, she emerged triumphant with her prize and tossed it on the floor. I managed to grab the camera and snap some pics:
I let her play with it for a few minutes, then put it away and brought out one of their other toys to compensate.
Even funnier, several times that day she went BACK into the bookcase to see if there were any other toys to find!
Thanks to Margaret and Melissa for their comments re my goals dilemma. I probably have been over-analyzing. Will stop now *g*. Instead I've been focussing on more research to make sure the plot will work as I've set it out. It's based in history and I don't want to screw things up by not making sure what I've come up with could have been possible. Obviously, my little group of consiprators is a fabrication, but from what I can tell, they could have existed as I've written them. But I have to be sure.
Currently Reading: Dark Angels by Karleen Koen
Also Currently Reading: The Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Link of the Day: World Images (link courtesy of Madeline Hunter, via her workshop at RWAOnline)