I like cats.
Not as much as I like dogs, maybe, but I do like cats.
I have nothing against them….
Scratch that. I have nothing against the breathing, furry kind of cats that curl up in your lap and let you scratch them behind their ears…the kind who eat catnip.
I’m not so sure about the little metallic guy who just entered the world of board games.
He’s cute enough, I guess. But he doesn’t look like a very stable kind of creature.
Currently the least stable game piece on the Monopoly board is the Scotty Dog.
But at least you can upend him and sit him on his hind legs for a little more stability. I don’t think that’s an option for Felix.
And when you think of what the Cat is replacing! Well, the instability issue seems even worse.
The IRON, the steady dependable iron, is now cast aside for ms. kitty.
Oh, it may not have been the cutest or most glamorous of game pieces, but it got the job done. It quietly went about the board biding its time, paying its rent, collecting its $200 for passing go.
I don’t know about this CAT. I suspect it will slink about from spot to spot at its leasure…looking for the sunniest location in which to lounge away the afternoon. It’ll curl up into a nice fuzzy ball and …you know what? That kitty’s not movin’ til it hears the can opener in the kitchen.
Yeah… have fun playing with THAT.
- Monopoly Drops the Iron, Adds A Cat Game Piece (cheezburger.com)