This evening, I came up with a new way to entertain the kitten. He’s been feeling slighted, I think, since I’ve been home sick for so long, which means I’ve been here and not up to playing for hours at a time. So, while I was cooking dinner (vaguely-Southeast-Asian stirfry), I stuck the handle end of the bouncy-wire-with-cardboard-tips toy in my back pocket. Since it bounces a lot even with minimal movement of the handle bit, it kept Mel entertained the whole time. It was kind of funny; I could hear him purring behind my ankles.