Friday, June 18, 2010

My Dragonfly

I got a dragonfly toy a few months ago, and it's still my favorite toy.  I play with it (with a little help from Mama) every night.

Times have changed. I used to run up and down stairs chasing the cap off the milk jug. I would run all over chasing other toys.  I loved to jump on the bed frame, balancing on it and walking back and forth showing off.  I chased the other two male cats that used to live with us.  Now, I just lie on my side and bat at the toy (usually purring the whole time).  I never jump up on anything but the bed.  I'm an older gal. I turn 14 some time this year (I'll celebrate my 14th Gotcha later this year).

 I still have fun playing with my toy, sitting out on my patio in the sun and getting lots of pets from Mama.  Life is good; it's just not as energetic.

Have a happy weekend, friends!


  1. Oh yeah...we know about this Lucy!! Us older cats have to stick together. But as you know, experience has taught you how to get a lot done with much less effort...that is what wisdom brings us in life!! The rewards of growing older...we now know how to get the humans to come to us so we don't have to waste energy going to them. We ARE smart!!! We love, love your dragonfly!! Where did you get it? We have lots of real ones in the garden, but even if we could catch them, Mom would not let us...yours looks perfect!! You are so beautiful...sigh.... Purrs, Lautrec

  2. How cute you are in these pictures, for sure Life is Good!
    And I'm curious here, I think this toy is really cool, I will ask mommy for searching it here.
    purrs and happy weekend
    Luna - We love Luna

  3. Hi Lucy,
    I LOVE your dragonfly! I bet my kitty sisters would love to play with it!
    My Mom says your pictures are priceless.
    Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend.
    Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

  4. Lucy, your dragonfly is great. We have one, but our human doesn't bring it out that often and she loses interest in it before we do. LOL.

    Annie, who will be 10 sometime this year, still loves to have her human chase her around the house, race up and down the stairs. Annie can still do it at super-speeds, but we notice our human is much slower these days! MOL!

  5. Love your relaxing pose Lucy. Very sexy even at 14!

  6. I love dragon flies and for awhile I collected dragon fly items, I think they are beautiful, often having colors that glisten brightly in the sunlight. Certainly I can understand your affection for your dragon fly. Getting older can be tough on the body and the energy level drops a bit...still my kitties Vinni and Monty both made it passed their 20th year so you have a lot of life left to live! That said, I can't think of a better way to live it than in the company of your favorite dragon fly!

  7. This must be a great toy, because you seem to be smiling in every picture!
    I love cats smiles..
    have a great week-end!

  8. You have earned your rest. Now you should be a lady of luxury making toys, people, food come to you. Have a great weekend.

  9. You and I are a lot alike Lucy! Have a great weekend.

  10. Most of us seniors just play by laying and reaching out with our paw! it's OK tho! It is still fun.

    cats of wildcat woods

  11. I love that! Not just as energetic. Applies to Humans as well as Cats...KatDad & I wore ourselves out this past week. 50 ain't 25...

    Lucy, you enjoy that toy any way you want.

    MomKat Trish

  12. Sammy and Andy can both relate, Lucy......especially Sammy, who isn't very active at all anymore.....he was 12 in November....Andy will be 10 in August.

    Have a grand weekend, cutie!!!!!


  13. Hello Lucy, good to see you having some fun with your toy.
    I'm also not quite as energetic as I use to be but I still enjoy life!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  14. Hello, Lucy, you are well taken cared of by your papa and mama. Lots of toys! I am happy to tell you that my two cats are getting along well.

    I can related about being energetic. Me, too, got a lot to say about not being energetic, having knee problems.


  15. That toy is way cool Lucy! I wouldn't be very gentle with it though, I would probably eat it. Isn't it fun when our moms play with us? I love it. I think my parents get more fun from playing fetch with me than I do. Its humid and hot here today and I am just taking it easy.

  16. You are such a beauty! We understand about not jumping more and stuff...we're the same way. King thinks you looks stunning in the sunbeams!

  17. You age beautifully Lucy. My Peanut thinks you are so special. He sends you all his purrs and kisses. Marshmellow sends his prim and proper paw shake and hello.

  18. as long as you still enjoy the toys and the sun then it's all good

  19. What a fun toy, Lucy!! And you sure are having a good time with it!

  20. You look like my Pookie and she also is a very lazy girl, although she is "only" 12. I think it depends because our Max who died 4 years ago played like crazy until the end, and he was 20 !
    Arthur is 9 now, was a very lazy cat but since I got Rosie he has no time to be lazy anymore, lol !
    It's nice if we could meet ! We even have a conversation subject CATS, lol !


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