Weird FeatherBall

Now this was a real mystery.  Early one morning I stepped out to find this, right in the middle of my doorstep.

The Most Perfect Cat Toy Ever.

I dreaded to touch it, though.  I was afraid it was a dead baby chicken.

It wasn’t.  It was just what it looked like:  A perfectly intact swirl of feathers, attached I don’t know how.

I brought it inside.  Of course I did.  What would you do?  I thought so.  OK, now we’ve got that cleared up.

What is that, bro?

If I groom you, will you let me play with it?

No?

AbsoLOOTly not.

I offer you the Paw of Doom.  Take that, Weird FeatherBall.

And that!

Ma?  Why is he like that to me?  I was only born to love and be loved . . . .

I don’t know, dearest Barnes.  He is — The Bugs.  That is all.

I vant to be alone with MY Weird FeatherBall.  Mine.  I relocate to Base Camp.

:: SWAT!! ::

:: FLIP!! ::

:: DEADLY BUNNY-KICK!! ::

Is that Barney I hear coming?  Out, Barney, OUT!!

:: CHOMP!! ::

I am The Bugs.  Before me, there is no other.

The only thing is . . . immediately after I took that last snap . . . the Weird FeatherBall completely vanished.

Both Bugs and I — Bugs mewing inquisitively (I not mewing, no, not even a little bit) — together we searched Base Camp from top to bottom.  I even broke out the flashlight.  Nope.  We could find not the slightest trace of Ye Weird FeatherBall.  No, none.  Nevermore.

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore.

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About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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30 Responses to Weird FeatherBall

  1. Rumblepurr says:

    Well, it was a cool weird featherball for as long as it lasted… just keep an eye out to see if anyone burps out any feathers, that will solve the mystery!

  2. rena1021 says:

    *giggle* It’s amazing how your cats actually show their faces in photos! My furrball usually turns away in the exact moment I try to snap a picture. Always. So, in not just that respect: wonderful post!

    • nadbugs says:

      Oh thank you. And truth now, I think my furbies would like to turn away — they’re just tired of me by now! They have given up! (Because I take 9 million pictures for every one I use.)

  3. We want one! Is it possible someone ate it? Just sayin’ Purrs to the boys.

  4. Herman says:

    Then through the silence he meowed that one word that I shall hear forever more. Nevermore.

  5. cute cute cute cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Basil says:

    How strange that it appeared and then vanished so suddenly, looked like you had some great fun tho!

  7. CATachresis says:

    Lordy! I should check his poop for feather attachments!! So funny 🙂

  8. Marilia says:

    Oh my God… one Nelson shorthair!

  9. Dianda says:

    Barney didn’t look impressed, hahaha!
    Aah, toys go missing here too, i can search the entire place without finding it. And to find it again a few days later… Weird.

  10. methinks someone swallowed the feathery fun.. Poor Barney never got a turn! I wonder what it was, or what it was part of…

  11. Oh, the fun! Oh, what a delightful post! It even ends in mystery, keeping readers at the edge of their seats wondering what destiny might have been given to the weird featherball! Signed: Ivy, who’s sending hugs to the 3 of you in hopes that you have a magnificent Sunday.

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