Sunday, April 14, 2024
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Daily Photo: A Toy My Size

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Mr. Sunshine subdues the roll of paper towels.

Mr. Sunshine loves to get his paws on—and his claws into—a big fat roll of paper towels. When is brothers don’t feel like wrestling, it’s a great substitute since it’s nearly the same size, and it really doesn’t fight back.

Mr. Sunshine has a lot more energy than his siblings, and sometimes when he wrestles, he gets a little carried away. I’ve tried out a few other cat-sized toys for Mr. Sunshine to wrestle with and even made a few, but nothing seems to be as satisfying as a roll of paper towels. There’s always a roll handy under the kitchen table, and I presume Sunshine finds it when he needs it. I’ll gladly give up a roll of paper towels for Mr. Sunshine’s happiness.

Another time he did this, he got everyone involved and Mr. Sunshine had an exhibit of his paper towel art!

Note the errant black whisker behind him—wonder who lost one?

Other daily photos shared on this date

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2012: Box Inspection, Alternate Method
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Box inspection by Jelly Bean.

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2011: On Guard Duty
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Guard Duty

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2010: Those Luminous Eyes
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Those Luminous Eyes.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: A Toy My Size

  • Nancy Blue Moon

    Looks like he’s having a good time..funny how anything can become a cat

    • Mr. Sunshine is serious too, Nancy–I couldn’t get that away from him if I tried!


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