12-1-2017 Magic Moment:
A string appeared in the kitchen, more like a cord, the kind of pull rope used for holding up sweatpants or closing the opening of a hoodie. I do not know what garment it came from, or how long it has been floating around the house. It’s frayed on both ends producing a particularly enticing toy for cats. I picked it up to swing invitingly and caught the attention of several cats. After playing for a while, enjoying their antics, one cat continued to jump and bat at it with full enthusiasm. I had some other things to do so I dropped the string to let her have it all to herself. A few minutes later I heard scampering sounds, thudathudathudathudathudathud. Turning, I saw two cats, one on each end, completely engrossed in attacking the rope. Each ones assault moved the cord in jerking movements inviting another barrage of claws and teeth. I laughed out loud at their game. They kept at it for many long minutes, being cats, loving life.