Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge -Kids or Pets with Toys

Kids or Pets with Toys is the theme for Cee’s challenge this week so as I don’t have kids or grandkids my post will be mainly about pets and some slightly bigger kids.

Most of our previous cats did not care about toys much although they would play with us if we dangled something on a string in front of them. However, Polly does enjoy toys. When she was a kitten she was obsessed by toys that she had to “hunt” Now she’s older she is a bit more “been there done that” but occasionally she’ll be in the mood to pounce on a  toy and capture it. She also likes a game she made up herself called “Throw mum’s pens on the floor” this is best played when sitting on the computer desk totally obscuring the monitor.


image kittenplaying with toy
Polly had endless hours of fun trying to catch the ball inside. Eventually she “killed” it and I  had to get her another one.
These are all mine!
These are all mine!

Cindy loves toys. Tennis balls are the favourite but she has some other ones that she likes to play with, a rubber wheel, a tug o war toy and a few squeaky ones.

Cindy with a Christmas gift
Cindy with a Christmas gift
Cindy-Christmas 2012
Cindy-Christmas 2012

Of course kids come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some big kids enjoying model trains.

Model Railway enthusiasts at the Hobart Model Train Show 2015
Model Railway enthusiasts at the Hobart Model Train Show 2015
You are never too old for toys.
You are never too old for toys.
Hobart Model Railway Show 2014
David at the Hobart Model Railway Show 2014


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


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