A pen, a window, a bedsheet, and a cat.


Fey likes to hang out on the windowsill, behind a bedsheet, and cuddled up to the air conditioner duct. She was there today when I took out a pen and started swiping it along my side of the bedsheet. This is the result:

A pen, a window, a bedsheet, and a cat.

[Video shows Fey’s silhouette batting, grasping, and biting the pen through the sheet. All sounds are just the various scraping and other noises made by the activity, there’s no words.]

About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods, which tell me who I am and where I belong in the world. I relate to objects as if they are alive, but as things with identities and properties all of their own, not as something human-like. Culturally I'm from a California Okie background. Crochet or otherwise create constantly, write poetry and paint when I can. Proud member of the developmental disability self-advocacy movement. I care a lot more about being a human being than I care about what categories I fit into.

4 responses »

  1. Fey is a cat full of playfulness and curiosity!! She is certainly trying to discern what that “thing” is moving on the other side of the sheet. :) Looks like a great interactive game that is at once stimulating to her and exercises her “observe then capture” cat instincts.

  2. In particular she has always enjoyed any game where we’re on the opposite sides of something cloth. She also likes it if I wave things around underneath the door-curtain to my room with me on one side and her on the other. I think it enhances the sense of surprise for her.

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