Back when I was 3-4 years old we got a kitten, who we named Arne. I used to tie a string around a papertowel and play with him. Nowadays he is a grumpy old cat who can't decide if he wants to be inside or outside... But I still fear for the day when he's going to pass away, cats unfortunately don't live forever. I'm sad that I don't really have time to play with him and that he doesn't have the energy to do it anymore, but I think occational cuddling makes up for it.