The farm cats were very interested in the strange object they found in the middle of the driveway on a rainy day. All of the cats found different uses for the umbrella- none of which actually kept the cats dry. Some cats found it a suitable resting spot, other cats thought it was the perfect location for a bath and others just thought it was a new toy.
Cats in the colony would often find “toys” and they would play with these for days on end. Sometimes fights would break out when the other cats decided they wanted the toy all for themselves but typically the cats would communally play with the toy, sharing the joy. Toys included feathers, pieces of paper, research flags, a ribbon, insects and a dead mouse. As seen in this photo, Belly found himself a feather which he played with for over 2 hours before taking a nap in the sun.