Saturday, June 17, 2017

The sad demise of Drug Rat

Loki often destroys his toys. The first one I remember was a little stuffed Bumble. Loki played too hard and before long, Bumble had 1 leg rather than two. The sad fate continues for each of his toys. Lost limbs, eyes, stuffings. His latest was a little cricket that would chirp when he tossed it around. Oh Loki loved hearing that toy chirp chirp chirp. He loved it to death by chewing it's stuffing out though the toy's chirp component refused to die.

So Cro did a little toy surgery and transplanted the chirp into a heartier toy we like to call the Drug Rat. Drug Rat had a velcro pocket in its tummy to hold catnip. It was easy to fill Drug Rat with the chirp mechanism rather than catnip. Loki was delighted and made even greater efforts to destroy that toy, which smelled amazing to him and now also chirped! I found poor drug rat soaked from a dunk in Loki's water bowl and endlessly chirping as though it wanted someone to hear the tale of its demise before it could no longer make a sound.

I tossed the soaked and dripping little toy into the trash so Loki wouldn't be able to kill it more. It continued to chirp-chirp-chirp-chirp-chirp-chirp-chirp… from the trash but its voice became weaker over time. It is finally silent this morning.

R.I.P. Drug Rat.

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