See that black thing on the ground? Does it look like a cat tail? Well, it is, but not a real one. My daughter was a black cat for Halloween, and the tail was part of her costume. And as you probably know, kids don't stop dressing in their costumes after Halloween is over. The cat tail has long been a staple in our dress-up bin, but lately it's been showing up in places where it appears there's a cat attached to it. We happen to have a large black cat, so when you walk around a corner and see the tail on the floor, you naturally think Buzz, the real cat, is attached. The tail has been driving my son crazy because he thinks it's Buzz every time. So of course I've been having some fun with that.
Is that a real cat around the corner? Nope.
How about in the hamper? Uh uh.
This one I'll have to leave until my son gets home from school.
Here's Buzz, tail intact.
I've come to realize that playing tricks is a big part of our family life. We recently went to our 1st grader's school conference, and her teacher gave us her most recent writing sample. It was called "How to Trick Your Dog." Enough said.
If you're on the receiving end of a harmless trick, I'll admit it can be aggravating. But it's also a tension reliever, especially for the tricker.