Simple Entertainment

Clive, my 23-pound tabby hunk of feline love, teaches me life lessons every day. I thought it was high time that I shared his words with you.

I am a pretty simple creature. Give me a lap, the companionship of my family, some food, a head scratch, a cozy space to crawl into—and I’m a happy cat.

Entertaining myself with my favorite toy—Mom's hair tie
Entertaining myself with my favorite toy—Mom’s hair tie

Even my entertainment is simple. I don’t need any fancy cat toys. I have had them before. But do you know what my favorite toy is? My mom’s hair tie. She keeps them in her bathroom drawer. I know how to jump up there to get one.

Once the hair tie is on the floor, all I have to do is put my paw through it, and, voila! Instant entertainment! It jumps around and moves down the hall. It kind of dances with me. It’s easier for me to keep up with than a bug or mice, which tend to be faster than me.

A hair tie plays with me at my pace. Once I am done playing with it—say if I need to take a cat nap or get a head scratch—it sits still. I love that it stays there, and is ready to play again when I am.

I also love to carry my round prey around in my teeth. If my parents accidentally leave the toilet cover off, I drop it in the toilet and try to get it out again. But I’m not always very successful at that.

Sometimes my parents have to help me get it out, and then they throw that one away. But my mom has an endless supply of them in her drawer, and they are all the same, so I don’t care if I lose one.

I know my parents love that I am entertained with such a simple thing. What about you? What simple entertainment is lying in front of you?

Need some ideas? My parents love all kinds of simple entertainment:

  • Casual conversation
  • Laughing together
  • Dreaming about the future
  • Singing their favorite songs to each other
  • Relaxing reading a book
  • Staring at the stars from the patio
  • Savoring a sunset
  • Cuddling by a crackling fire

Read about my parents simple entertainment in nature on my daddy’s blog, Hiking with Your Honey.

And, if you want, share your simple entertainment ideas in the comments below.