Have you ever seen a child with the proverbial "blankie?" The blanket/toy/whatever is nasty and old, dirty and ragged, but the child loves it and carries it around anyway?
Have you ever heard of cats leaving "presents" for their owners? The dead bird on the doorstep, the mouse on the bed....
I think Friday has combined those two ideas into Blue Snake. It is his blankie and evidently his present to us all in one.
Teresa gave me Blue Snake before we even had a cat. We were moving to a duplex that allowed pets, which got me one step closer to owning a cat. So Teresa gave me Blue Snake (along with some gardening things for my other exciting thing--a yard). Therefore, when Friday came to our door, we were prepared with Blue Snake (and I always keep cat food in the pantry...just in case).
Here is Friday with his friend when he was very little:
Notice how tiny Friday is, and how clean Blue Snake is!
Lately, we've found Blue Snake in some interesting places.
Here, when we got back from vacation:
Oh, and this is one of the several times I've had to hang Blue Snake up to dry after Friday tried to drown him in the water bowl:
I can't tell if Friday is leaving Blue Snake as a present for us, if he plays awhile and then forgets, or what. The weird thing is that I rarely even see Friday play with Blue Snake! It only happens at night, I guess. But Blue Snake is always in a different place in the morning from where he was the night before. A lot of times Friday leaves him at our door to greet us in the morning.
What a silly kitty. Thanks, Teresa, for making sure Friday had a blankie even before he came. :)
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