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and...*Angels Grayce, KonaKitty, and Sylvester* always loved, never forgotten




Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tube-Shootin' Tuesday

Kitties!



A long time ago Daddy made us a tube, and we play with it a LOT. Like everyday! (It's also good for sleeping in.) He bought a four-foot length of sonotube--for forming concrete--at a home improvement store, cut holes in it ("Swat Ports"), mounted it on two supports, and painted it. It's got some carpeting on the bottom half for grip, and at one point (the beginning, that is) there were fabric fringies on each end. It's really sturdy and has stood up to all of our love for years.





Our mostest favoritest game is called "Shoot Through the Tube and Scare the Pantaloons Off Your Furbling". This involves a whole lot of stalking and bum-wiggling, and sometimes counter-stalking and suprises happen! This game is good anytime, but night is best because then we can come shooting in through the Cat flap in the bedroom and jump on the bed with Mommy. She gets pretty excited when we leap on her bladder at 2 AM.




When the twins were little CC felt safe in the tube and that's the first place Mommy could regularly pet him. Scouty, of course, resisted...and still does...




So that's one of the things we play with on the Catio. Daddy's built us a lot of things over the years, we'll show you some more later. Remember, life is short so don't forget to play play play!



XX Lounge Kats

31 comments:

  1. Awwww What a clever fun toy!! Your daddy is very talented to have made this for you lovely kitties.

    You all look like you are having a whale of a time playing "Shoot Through the Tube and Scare the Pantaloons Off Your Furbling"! LOL!!!

    Take care
    x

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  2. OMG that is SO COOL!!! I'd LOVE to have one of those in our house. I could scare Alice to pieces. You guys are lucky to have a daddy who makes you such neat things to play in.

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  3. Wow, great tube action! We have a nylon one, but our Mom had to put it away because we were using it so much, we'd get static cling and then fur knots! Your tube is WAY better!

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  4. "She gets pretty excited when we leap on her bladder at 2 AM."

    Hahahahahahahaha! Our human's killing herself laughing over this.

    Wow, guys, what a great tube! Your dad is VERY creative! We want to come and live with you, or at least borrow your dad for a couple of days!

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  5. You 12 lucky kitties have the most fun and interactive original toys we've ever seen.
    Your dad is a very creative and loving soul...
    Madi and Mom

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  6. WOW! That is a cool tube! And, it's a GRRR-8 was to recycle too!!!

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  7. Oh my Ceiling Cat! That is so neat! Lucky kittehs.

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  8. Great stuff! Can't wait to see more!

    Very lucky 12 kitties with mom and dad who loves them so, so much!

    Yes, I agree with you about Karma, I'm a firm believer too. The cause, effect of things, very simply, world would balance itself!

    Thank you for your encouraging words .. it means a lot, A-LOT !

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  9. VERY COOL! We have something similar that was made for us as a gift. It has no whappy ports, but it is covered in carpet and lays on the floor. We always put it behind our couch and is used as the ultimate escape hole.
    ~Lisa Co9T

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  10. gah! i wants a cool tube like that! you guys are so luckeh, what a cool mommeh and daddeh you have to build you this catio and keep it all customized for you! by the way, have you seen Sally's Cat House?

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  11. These are brilliant things to play with - we want them NOW too. I wish Äiti was half so creative as your Daddy. Would he like to come on a building holiday to Finland????

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  12. That is absolutely awesome!
    Your dad must think like a cat and that is how he comes up with those fun ideas.

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  13. Ohhhh...something we haven't made yet around here. Thats a mighty good idea....hrmmmm...

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  14. Yes Punapipppuri! I would love a working Holiday in Finland!

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  15. Whoa! That's a cool fortress! We bet you have all kinds of fun in there!

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  16. What a great tube - I can imagine Hannah and Lucy chasing each other and jumping out and going 'surprise'! Bet you get a lot of enjoyment from watching them use it.

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  17. Goodness, that looks like tons of funs!

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  18. Your tube is so cool, it looks like lots of fun...We can't wait to see all the other stuff your Daddy has made for you lucky kitties; you guys have the best parents ever!...Have a happy, fun day friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  19. Wow! First we gotta get some human to bild us a catio den get one of dem tubes. All we gots is one of dem kalapsabul ones...it is fun tho.

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  20. You have the best places to play!

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  21. Wow what a great idea that tube is! We think you are super lucky that you have something that neat to play in! Wonder if our dad could make something like that - we have to check with him because that woudl be awesome!

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  22. That is a very awesome cat tube! Great idea too!!! =^Y^=

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  23. You guys are so lucky to have such a talented Daddy! What fun it must be at your house!

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  24. You guys have a furry handy Daddy!

    That tube looks like a lot of fun and I can imagine it is a great place to form attacks from.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    Abby

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  25. Oh my goodness, that is great! I think it's time for our mom to zip off to Lowe's!

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  26. You guys have the coolest, most clever daddy ever! Can we come over and play?

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  27. i swear, im green with envy! Okay maybe not actually green (that would be cool) But im pretty jealous!

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  28. What a tube! I'd like one a those. I think. Maybe. Frankly, maybe it looks a little too scary inside there. I'd have to think about it.

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  29. That tube is AWESOME! Yoo have the cleverest daddy in the werld. We particularly love the swat holes ~ and we're gonna ask our daddy to try and make us one!

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!