Behold the King of Fetching!
This just seems to be something Alfie does when he's bored (guess he doesn't share our taste in movies)...and trying really hard to get your attention. Last night I was all wrapped up in the show when I noticed his scruffy little face, depositing a shoe ever-so-delicately on my chair. So I tell him thanks and give him an ear scratch, still engrossed in the show...then the next thing you know, he's disappeared again. A few minutes later, he's baaaack...this time giving Tim the other shoe of the pair! Then, he gives Charissa a sock...and on and on. I do think that last night's 4 matched pairs of shoes, and a pair and a half of socks, is his current record! He ended up being funnier than our movie, I think!
Of course this is only a thinly-disguised variation on one of his favorite games, "I've-got-your-stuff-catch-me-if-you-can!" (A game we strongly discourage, by the way.) Since we'd rather have him bring stuff to us than run away with it, we always act really excited about his "gifts"... and if you know Alfie at all you know he's a total attention sponge.
Although...note to self: Make sure the closets are closed before you start the movie next time!