Sticks, String and Cats

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When you’re a small boy, all the world is a thing to explore.  A fallen stick becomes a sword. When you find a bit of string and tie it on the stick, it become a fishing pole. And when you have a fallen stick, a bit of string, and a cat, well, you have lots of fun playing evade, capture, run and pounce in the backyard.

Silas spent an hour, truly a full hour, playing chase in the backyard with one of the cats.  Mrs. Norris (said cat) spent an hour chasing Silas and pouncing on the string.

I have decided we do not need toys.  We need only sticks, string and cats.