As you suggested, all of my humans have been spending more time playing with me. Herself went out the other night and to my kitty delight, brought home a three-story sisal scratching post AND a fishing pole toy that makes my whiskers curl! It is a fuzzy octopus with a hard head (rattle inside) and crinkly arms just like the crackling plastic bags I love; it's long enough for me to wrap all of my limbs around. I can bite that octopus head as hard as I want - just like I used to do to human arms. And I don't have to worry about anyone getting upset with me. I am REALLY HAPPY!
I haven't had a chance to pose with the octopus yet but I thought you'd like to know how we are doing.
Dear Oliver, You ARE behaving wonderfully. I LOVE good news stories. Congratulations!