26 November 2007

Lily finds her match

A few days ago, we found a small "cat" finger puppet in our family room. No one remembered it or had any idea where it had come from.

After thinking about it for awhile, I realized I had recently seen Lily "at work" behind our puppet theater, constructed by my parents for DD when she was considerably younger. The puppet theater does not get a lot of use these days, and I had forgotten about the basket of finger puppets which sits on the floor behind it.

Sure enough, Lily must have found it in that basket.

To verify that this is the way it actually happened, I staged a small "reenactment". I planted the finger puppet back in the basket and plunked Lily down beside the puppet theatre. And just like clockwork, she dug through the basket and pulled out the cat, leaving the lamb, the bird, and other small animals for another day.


"Dis one looks like me, Mom!" I could almost hear her say.




10 comments:

Sarah C. said...

LOL Too cute! My cats have their toys in a "toy box" (read: small plastic container). They pick out their favorites and distribute them all over the house. :) Thanks for sharing your story & the cute photos of Lily!

~Sarah

Tina said...

what a cute story - my cat is playful - but doesn't have a lot of "toys"

Katy said...

Awww this is just so cute!

What a smart kitty you have!

Sherry said...

How adorable!!

Darcey said...

Cute story, cats are smart!

Linda said...

LOL! Cute story!

toners said...

LOL! What fun! Some people think that cats aren't the smartest, but stories like this prove otherwise! :)

Maureen said...

Oh THAT is hilarious!!!! Too funny that she picked the cat...

jp said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone! I told Lily that ya'll think she's one smart kitty. She's grinning from ear to ear. :-) Right now, I'm keeping the finger puppet in my pocket so she doesn't eat it. That would be one sure ticket to bowel obstruction. :-) Janet

Jill said...

I love how they get those favorite toys. Of course, mine prefer tampons...