I’m pretty sure every cat person knows about IDM—Inter-Dimensional Migration. Sometimes cats themselves do this, but more frequently, they send their favorite toys through IDM channels. No one knows for certain how or why. I can deduce only one reason for this behavior: to make us nuts.
Effie’s new faux buckskin mouse and her new faux fur grey mouse, both purchased yesterday, have gone missing. I never should have given them both to her to play with at the same time, but her boredom threshold is quite low, as is the tendency with very kinetic cats. She misses them, at least intermittently; her white mouse is not as well favored, even though he has the same rattle and catnip stuffing. I think she holds it against the white mouse that I can find it more easily.
I had feared that the mouses were being held for a huge bounty aboard the Millennium Falcon, but no one has seen Han Solo in the area for decades.
I suspect that if we ever move the stove or the organ, the joyful bounty of two dusty mouses with rattles and desiccated catnip stuffing will still gladden Effie’s heart. For now, she is fully engaged with chasing a fly.