Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sleeping Stringies

Leo loves his stringie. He sleeps with his stringie. He plays with his stringie. He lives for his stringie.

Before I get to the pictures, I want to say something about the stringie. It's not a 'string' exactly. I know some people worry about cats with string, and you should! Cat Chat had a thing on their facebook today about it in fact. But Leo's stringie and the stringies included in the Winnie's Wish Toy set are not string. They are thick braided cord. Leo chews on his constantly and has yet to make any dent in it. He could not swallow it if he tried.
His old blue stringie, a cord from a hoodie, is a different story, it has been bitten in half a few times and tied back together. He still can't swallow it whole, but I watch it carefully for any bits that might fall off. I think I'm going to get rid of it before long because it's in such bad shape.

Back to Leo's love of his stringie! Last night he was sitting on the bed, contemplating the stringies. I thought he might attack them. But instead, he reached out and put a paw on the one. Then, he fell asleep. While holding it! What a silly boy!

Oh hello my old pal, blue stringie. I haven't seen you in a while.
 
 

Nice to see you..zzzzzzzzzzz


In case you don't think he's really sleeping in the second one, I have three other pictures of this, but they are identical to this one, except maybe more blurry. Bad cell phone camera... So honestly, he is sleeping like that, nose down, paw on stringie!

Blue stringie had been missing for a while. We found him under some blankets by the closet. No idea how it got there.

22 comments:

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Leo looks so cute sleeping with his paw all stretched out just to hold on to his stringie!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We suddenly need a "stringy". Hey TBT we want something>>>

Crafting Queen said...

Looks like a nice string, want to share? Thanks for the visit. skipper

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Awww, a boy and his stringy. Sounds like a love story to us!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

You are right...those stringies are ok!! The photo I posted meant like thinner yarn, dental floss and thinner string that cats love and can swallow. The strings you are showing are thicker and if they are being supervised it is totally different! xoxoxo

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

How cute! No one is going to take away his stringie, even when he sleeps!
Purrs

FURKIDSMOM said...

Welcome back to blue stringie...he looks like he's very well loved.

The Florida Furkids

D Ma said...

glad leo loves his non-stringie stringie.

Hannah and Lucy said...

No-one is going to be able to "borrow" Leon's stringie while he keeps his paw there!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

JC said...

How cute is he !!!

LP said...

Leo, your stringie is the love of your life! :p

the critters in the cottage xo

Bellen said...

That's a good warning about string. My cats play with string, but I am always in attendance, and it goes into a drawer they can't get to when it's not in use. There's plenty of grabbing and biting of the string, but it I keep them from chewing it. So many things to watch out for with these little animals.

Marilia said...

So cute!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood leo...bak in me day eye loved chewin on me shoelace stringie...mom putted a bunch oh knots...big ones...long de length of de lace N eye liked ta gnaw on it......kinda like flossin....had de kleenest teeth this side oh ther..thatz for sure !!!

dude K

Janet Blue said...

We often sleep with a favorite toy just to keep the other kitties away from it. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Josette

Random Felines said...

awwwwww - we sent one stringie home with Bourbon since he LOVED it. We have another one at the house and it makes its way around all the time. No idea who moves it, but it gets lots of action!!

Brian said...

Those things are so terrific, but Dad hides ours! Have fun Leo!!!

Cherry City Kitties said...

It must be that stringies have magical sandman powers, he was out like a light!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Photo Cache said...

bff with stringie.

buster can sleep holding hands/paws with human.

emma and buster

michico*Adan said...

Nice to have a company with!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We were a teeny bit concerned about the stringie until we got ours--it is a fat red cord with sizable knots at each end. No chance of a kitty swallowing--though a dog might be able to.

Yes, Mommy, Best not to let Star see today's photo. Besides, it was just an innocent little cuddle for the weary nurse XOXOXO

Katie and Glogirly said...

Awwww.... a stringy-snuggler.
xoxo