I love finding cat toys in shoes. Last week I was passing through the entryway of our house and saw a bright pink mouse inside my daughter's shoe. I was completely tickled at the thought of one of our cats purposely dropping that mousie in the shoe. She'd probably carried it around for a while, howling to announce her "kill." And then she decided, "I'll leave this little present right here." I'm sure she was so proud of herself.
It's the little things, you know.
Speaking of presents, my friend Melissa Haas wrote a book called Catula: The Misadventures of Dracula's Cat. You guessed it -- it's about Dracula's cat. It's aimed at both kids and adults, but I'd probably target it more to older kids. It's witty, cute and available here.