A little bit unbelievable but my
naughty little kitties little angels are exactly a year old. Well, they're not so little anymore. In fact, the boys are sort of, well, ginormous, especially Jocko (who's sitting rather fabulously in the picture above). Jocko's named for my boyfriend Devon's favorite stuffed animal when he was younger as well as partially after my late grandfather, Jack. Marlowe was named after Philip Marlowe and because the name was pretty. They're Bengals, which is a mix between a domestic tabby cat and an Asian Leopard Cat, the latter of which gives my babies their spotting.
Even though they've already got a huge assortment of cat toys (between their mommy and daddy, and both of their grandmas, their toy collection has reached Motherlode status. It's sort of astounded more than a few people), we were planning to get a few extra toys as well as some other supplies as treats today - but that's on hold because our car has been in the shop for longer than expected. Out of curiousity, I seached Etsy this morning to see if anything interesting was on there because, after all, got everything that's in your average pet store (I think their feather wand count is at, like, 5 or 6?). Etsy brought me back this from jezzi4ever:
It's adorable, it's felt, and it's filled with (drumroll please) Cosmic Catnip. My cats' favorite. I don't buy organic anything except for milk and that catnip. For whatever reason, my cats go even crazier than crazy with Cosmic Catnip, so when I saw that, I knew I hit the jackpot. Plus, it's only three bucks - perfect. I'll take two. Apparently there's also a photo of another happy Bengal playing with it, which is always a good sign. Marlowe and Jocko have a tendency to get "overzealous" with toys they really, really like, so they have an unfortunately early death. I'm interested to see what happens with these ones...