A Surprise In Our Toybox!

Posted by Sharkey

Franny and I wanted to play outside the other day, but it was just too darn cold, so we started looking for indoor options.  Martha keeps toys for us all around the house and I wanted to play with some that were in a little storage cube.  Of course, things don’t always go according to plan.

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Hey Franny, since it's so cold outside, why don't we get some of our toys out to play with?

1 Hey Franny, since it's so cold outside, why don't we get some of our toys out to play with?

Good idea, Sharkey, but something seems amiss in our little toy storage cube.

2 Good idea, Sharkey, but something seems amiss in our little toy storage cube.

I'm seeing a set of ears poking through the toys!

3 I'm seeing a set of ears poking through the toys!

And I don't recall having such a furry toy.  It must be new!

4 And I don't recall having such a furry toy. It must be new!

Wait a second!  If I'm not mistaken, that furry toy is giving me a really cold stare!

5 Wait a second! If I'm not mistaken, that furry toy is giving me a really cold stare!

Cold????   That's downright ICY!!!!

6 Cold???? That's downright ICY!!!!

Let's remove all of the toys and get to the bottom of this!

7 Let's remove all of the toys and get to the bottom of this!

Ha!  Look what we've uncovered.  It's Bartok, the cat!

8 Ha! Look what we've uncovered. It's Bartok, the cat!

Oh no!  You know that I'm allergic to cat hair!  And now my precious toys are covered with it!

9 Oh no! You know that I'm allergic to cat hair! And now my precious toys are covered with it!

Bartok, why did you have to go and get your hair all over our stuff?

10 Bartok, why did you have to go and get your hair all over our stuff?

This toy cube clearly belongs to us, Frenchies.

11 This toy cube clearly belongs to us, Frenchies.

You see, it has a dog bone design all over it, Bartok - DOG BONES!!!

12 You see, it has a dog bone design all over it, Bartok - DOG BONES!!!

Sharkey, let's find Uncle Carlos and ask him to take us to PetSmart for some new toys.  Then, we'll find a new hiding place so this doesn't happen again.

13 Sharkey, let's find Uncle Carlos and ask him to take us to PetSmart for some new toys. Then, we'll find a new hiding place so this doesn't happen again.

Hey, Bartok!  Those dogs are gone, so move over and let me join you in there.  It looks so cozy.

14 Hey, Bartok! Those dogs are gone, so move over and let me join you in there. It looks so cozy.

Comments (11)

  • Hello ladies,
    Wow, that must have been a real surprise to look in the toy box and find a living animal staring back at you. Wow, wow, wow.
    I guess you are glad that the brunches and all the hoopla is over with for now. There is a lot of planning that goes with all of the festivities, isn't there?
    Well Glue Squad, it has been a whole day now, did anyone break the resolutions that they made? Hehehehehehe
    2013, we, the Glue Squad would like to welcome you into the world. Let's hope that you will bring good things to us because we all deserve it, right maniacs? Right!
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Oh oh I see New Years shenanigans have begun! :)

    What a clever hiding place Bartok had.

    I kind of like the cute squirrel toy! :)

    Funny where cats will sleep, huh?

    Can't wait to see what you pick up at PetSmart! :)

    gail

  • Good Morning F & S

    Furballs - what good are they? That big ball of allergic hair put a delay in your playtime! I would have created a new game - chase the cat around the house ;)

    Wow am I glad things are back to normal. Mom was sick with a really nasty cough - some kind of viral bronchitis. It started the Friday before Christmas and today is the first day she is feeling a little better. I did lots of nursing over the holidays - mom spent a good amount of time in bed and I laid right there with her - it was heaven. I hated that mom wasn't feeling good but I loved all the lounging time we had together :)

    Santa brought us lots of new toys but I'm sad to say Precious chewed a few to shreds already. Santa didn't know to buy us the toys without stuffing I'll have to remind him next year. Precious enjoyed them now they are in the trash.

    Well Franny, Sharkey and GK plus all my Glue Squad friends - here is to a happy and healthy 2013.

    Zoe

  • Zoe, that explains why we didn't hear too much from you. I hope your mom gets better real soon. Ok Miss Zoe, I was so looking forward to see what your resolutions were for the New Year and nothing. What the heck. Come on girlfriend, you can tell us. Even if you broke them already, spill it. What were they?
    Love,
    Maddox

  • Morning Girls, & Glue Squad...Bet Bartok thought he wouldn't be found, wrong!! He had a nerve sitting in your toy box; sure hope Uncle Carlos was able to take you to Petsmart to refresh your toys. Zoe, sorry Mom wasn't feeling well over the holidays, hope she will be feeling much better real soon.

    We had some snow on Monday with freezing rain so it has made walking a bit challenging but we haven't gone very far-today so far it is in the teens. My backyard is one large pawprint, you'd think Mom & Dad had 10 furry friends. Auntie Annie came up yesterday and she gave me a couple more squeeky toys for Christmas, so soft & cute.

    Hope all my friends are doing okay and trying to keep their 2013 resolutions; I know I'm trying ;) - Hi Lynn, Delia, Gail & Sonya.

    Have to run - will check back later to see what everyone is up to.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Hello Girls & Glue Squad Buddies,
    Love this blog---I have never met Bartok. Hello Bartok, Ruby here. Bartok you have great eyes. Kitty and James Dean, my cat friends on the blog have really neat eyes also. However, mister, you should not get into F & S's toy area. That is scared to us doggies, but you didn't know. Actually, I think you did the girls a favor, as now they get to go on an adventure with wonderful Uncle Carlos, and I bet lots of toys are on sale after Christmas. They can get more bang for their buck, right?

    Zoe, I am so sorry your Mom was sick during the holidays, join the club. Mom's New Monia is gone and her coughing lots better, but can you believe she coughed herself into whiplash, even on meds? She had a car accident 2 years ago and was better, but somehow, don't ask me how, she coughed her neck out. This better get well quick, as it makes it hard to bend and get my toys during playtime. I must confess that I too like Precious, Zoe, have damaged some toys.I am still doing good on my resolution. No problemo YET!!!!

    Bartok, I look forward to meeting the rest of the cat gang in 2013. Who was the other one on #14? I like cats because of my friends on The Glue Squad, but please don't let any squirrels on The Daily Wag, o.k.? That is a different story.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my friends on The Daily Wag, and may it be a real GEM!!!!!

    Love and licks,
    Ruby

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, I recall seeing a blog before of the cats getting in your toy boxes and you two working hard to get them out! Bartok wasn't about to get out of there so I hope you did get some new toys to prevent allergies, Sharkey! I did love seeing Bartok and he looks so handsome! You girls looked beautiful, too! It has been very cold here with a bit of sunshine and no rain! Hope you are having a great 2013 there at the farm! Maddox, I'm not happy about getting less treats, also, but Mom is looking out for my weight to go down! Hi Gail, I'm curious about their trip to PetSmart, too! Zoe, I'm not a cat chaser, I love to play with cats! Sure glad that your Mom is finally feeling better and how nice that you took such good care of her! Will check back for the rest of you later! Hope all of you have a great #2 day of 2013! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Too funny! :-) Kitty always surprises me in her hiding places...this morning she was laying on top of the fresh clean laundry my 'houseboy hubby' just washed!
    I can't believe that Kitty is still in the house, she goes out for a few minutes and then comes right back in...sure took her a long time to figure this out ;-)
    F & S you are right that container is yours and all the toys included, but you know how the cats are, they do what they want when they want.
    Hello Glue Squad, hope everyone had a nice New Year and survived all the food and drink...I'm carrying around on my hips some of the residual :-( and to think I just lost all that excess for our River Cruise...it's a never ending battle.
    Our girls gave us an iPad for Xmas, guess they want us to keep up with them, they said we were lagging behind in technology...is that suppose to mean we are old and dumb? ;-)
    Anyway all is well here and pray that all is well with everyone at their place.
    Hugs,
    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Hi ladies,
    Sure hope Bartok didn't leave any catnip toys in your box! We had some in our house 'cause we have 2 "grand-kitties" and she used the toys for little presents from me to them.
    Old man winter covered us with a blanket of snow & he left cold temperatures behind. The fire in the fireplace sure felt good last night.
    I had bad news over the New Year weekend. Remember I wrote about my family friend Happy the labradoodle? Well, I knew she didn't feel well, but Mimi got a text that Happy passed away on Saturday. We were sadly surprised. She seemed o.k. I will miss her. She would play carefully with little me & she was very tolerant of me following her around.
    I am wishing all my glue squad pals good health for the new year.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

    I will miss her.

  • ..first off, sorry to hear about Happy..then hope Zoes mom and Lynn feel better..yikes!it is 27 out..brrr..hope Lucinda misplaced that stupid homemade cashmere vest..now I know some of you fellow glue squaders like coats and sweaters..and look very cute..but for an old farm dog like me..it is a total embarassment..Ruby, you probably don't know this but last year when I was sick..Lucinda took one of her cashmere sweaters and made me a vest..it is awful..all the outdoor critters laughed at me, though I did stay warm..remember my chiweeenie pals..they even laughed at me...oh, I see Ivan and Ivanka, the BIG shepherds out in the yard..I love those guys..they run about a 2 miles to get here for a visit..so I better get out there and see what is going on..heard something about maybe a bonfire and roasting marshmallows and hot chocolate and warrior Prince cookies....wish you could all come to the bonfire..because James makes a secure area for all us dogs to play ..over and out, love, Cora-Belle p.s. I'll tell you all about it tomarrow

  • Dear Rebel,
    I am so sorry about your friend, Happy. He is with our Warrior Prince now and I bet they are planning a heck of a New's Year's party with Mrs. Bosley and Herman the Cat, and all their other friends they have made. Give Happy's parents lots of love from Mom and Me.
    Love,
    Ruby

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