Like many other mornings, Mr Rurch (one of my two AMAZING pussy cats) joined in the fun of playing ‘den’
I don’t like to place undue pressure on myself during these times, so our den making was limited by me and the chair. It’s not a complicated process with this in mind 😉
Basically, it’s me in the armchair, with my arms raised and acting as mini stilts, with the quilt surrounding me, leaning on the very top/back of the chair and ending on the floor…Then I make a little entrance hole in the quilt and I say the magic words
Actually, I whisper to him as this seems to give him endless joy 🙂
‘Mr Rurch…Come get in the den’
Then I like to close the hole off and pull the quilt tight so he can’t get in! 🙂 He then mounts the slope that forms around my quilt covered stilt arms and scratches and screams trying to get access. Once I’ve rinsed that section of all the available entertainment, I re-open the entrance and he crawls down with his eyes out on door stops…I have to hold the quilt up a little bit, so that he can get on my lap without being plunged into complete darkness
He loves it (WE love it)
Once he’s been in the den for a few minutes, he creeps out of the hole and we start all over again
I close the entrance and wait for him to start scrabbling on the ‘roof’ again, and then I re-make the hole, he climbs in and down onto my lap and just stares at me and the ‘roof’…with all the wide-eyed joy of a toddler taking his 1st steps
We are never too old or too happy to forget the pleasure of making a den! I’m just really lucky to have a cat who thinks he’s a 3-year-old human!
One of my new years rezeee’s was to make it to the new swing more often, as yet I’ve totalled zero trips, but I’m forever hopeful and we’ve got 10 whole months left!