Figaro and his ball

Figaro has his own toy box, and he has a favorite toy. The favorite toy is a plastic ball that he has removed the bell out of it.

He carries it around with him, he’ll drop it and play “soccer” with it for upwards of 30 minutes at a time. When he tires, he’ll set the ball down near him and take a rest, while he keeps an eye on it. Today he brought it into the room where I was lounging while reading a book. He curled up behind my legs and placed it in front of his chest and then turned his head and started grooming himself.

Usually, he likes me to pick it up and toss it for him and he’ll run and get it and bring it back. So, I reached over and took it, and placed it in front of me, and waited for him to finish grooming. I thought he had seen me take it.

When he turned back around, he looked where he had placed his ball, and he immediately realized it was gone. He looked this way and that way and then back where it had been. He reached out a paw and patted down the blanket several times. Then he stood up and continued his searching… that’s when I started taking video.

He is truly fascinating.


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