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GovtLawyer
January 22nd 04, 04:01 AM
Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
hanging off of it.

Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.

http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html

Suzie-Q
January 22nd 04, 01:16 PM
GovtLawyer wrote:
>
> Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
> like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
> in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
> things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
> ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
> they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
> a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
> end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
> them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
> post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
> can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
> but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
> don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
> hanging off of it.
>
> Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
> suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
>
> http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html

My only advice is to skip the chocolate cake. Chocolate can be
toxic to animals.

Happy birthday to Mickey and Daisy!

8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
~~~~~~

"I reserve the absolute right to be smarter
today than I was yesterday." -Adlai Stevenson
*************************************************
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Suzie-Q
January 22nd 04, 01:16 PM
GovtLawyer wrote:
>
> Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
> like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
> in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
> things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
> ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
> they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
> a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
> end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
> them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
> post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
> can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
> but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
> don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
> hanging off of it.
>
> Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
> suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
>
> http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html

My only advice is to skip the chocolate cake. Chocolate can be
toxic to animals.

Happy birthday to Mickey and Daisy!

8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
~~~~~~

"I reserve the absolute right to be smarter
today than I was yesterday." -Adlai Stevenson
*************************************************
http://www.suzanne-eckhardt.com/
http://www.intergnat.com/malebashing/

Jenny Torango
January 22nd 04, 06:55 PM
The one toy that our cats play with the most is what we call the "feather
rope" which we actually made. what we did is we got an eye hook (usually
used for hanging pictures up or to put a hook in to latch a gate). We got
two tennis shoe laces and tied them together to make one long rope(thick
white ones so the cats can really see them) we then attatched a feather to
the end of the rope. We put the eye hook in the door frame - the very top
center of the door (then we tied the rope to the eye hook so that the rope
hangs in the middle of the door and the feather sits just above the floor.
They go crazy for this toy. One of our cats spends time laying on her side
and swatting at it. Our younger kitty attacks it and bites it and grasps it
in her paws and bites it then gets a crazy look in her eye and bats it
around. We had another kitty (who passed away this last year) who would
really get it going and it would swing back and forth- sometimes when it
started swinging back towards her she would take off down the hall as if it
was chasing her!!!! then she'd run back down the hall and go through the
whole thing again. They like this toy much much better than any store
bought item. Just remember not to use any glue to attach the feather- we
just tie a bunch of knots in the rope to hold the feather and when the
little one plays with it, she sometimes pulls the feather out so we just put
it back and she continues her fun.

Have fun on their birthdays! Chocolate isn't good for dogs or cats...may I
suggest Angel food cake?
"Suzie-Q" > wrote in message
...
> GovtLawyer wrote:
> >
> > Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below).
So, I'd
> > like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas.
I live
> > in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber
bouncy
> > things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which
has a
> > ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat
tree which
> > they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little
ball with
> > a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on
the
> > end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and
torture
> > them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a
scratching
> > post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in
which they
> > can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be
fun,
> > but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at
night. I
> > don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with
stuff
> > hanging off of it.
> >
> > Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
> > suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
> >
> > http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html
>
> My only advice is to skip the chocolate cake. Chocolate can be
> toxic to animals.
>
> Happy birthday to Mickey and Daisy!
>
> 8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
> ~~~~~~
>
> "I reserve the absolute right to be smarter
> today than I was yesterday." -Adlai Stevenson
> *************************************************
> http://www.suzanne-eckhardt.com/
> http://www.intergnat.com/malebashing/


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Jenny Torango
January 22nd 04, 06:55 PM
The one toy that our cats play with the most is what we call the "feather
rope" which we actually made. what we did is we got an eye hook (usually
used for hanging pictures up or to put a hook in to latch a gate). We got
two tennis shoe laces and tied them together to make one long rope(thick
white ones so the cats can really see them) we then attatched a feather to
the end of the rope. We put the eye hook in the door frame - the very top
center of the door (then we tied the rope to the eye hook so that the rope
hangs in the middle of the door and the feather sits just above the floor.
They go crazy for this toy. One of our cats spends time laying on her side
and swatting at it. Our younger kitty attacks it and bites it and grasps it
in her paws and bites it then gets a crazy look in her eye and bats it
around. We had another kitty (who passed away this last year) who would
really get it going and it would swing back and forth- sometimes when it
started swinging back towards her she would take off down the hall as if it
was chasing her!!!! then she'd run back down the hall and go through the
whole thing again. They like this toy much much better than any store
bought item. Just remember not to use any glue to attach the feather- we
just tie a bunch of knots in the rope to hold the feather and when the
little one plays with it, she sometimes pulls the feather out so we just put
it back and she continues her fun.

Have fun on their birthdays! Chocolate isn't good for dogs or cats...may I
suggest Angel food cake?
"Suzie-Q" > wrote in message
...
> GovtLawyer wrote:
> >
> > Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below).
So, I'd
> > like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas.
I live
> > in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber
bouncy
> > things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which
has a
> > ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat
tree which
> > they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little
ball with
> > a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on
the
> > end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and
torture
> > them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a
scratching
> > post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in
which they
> > can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be
fun,
> > but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at
night. I
> > don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with
stuff
> > hanging off of it.
> >
> > Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
> > suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
> >
> > http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html
>
> My only advice is to skip the chocolate cake. Chocolate can be
> toxic to animals.
>
> Happy birthday to Mickey and Daisy!
>
> 8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
> ~~~~~~
>
> "I reserve the absolute right to be smarter
> today than I was yesterday." -Adlai Stevenson
> *************************************************
> http://www.suzanne-eckhardt.com/
> http://www.intergnat.com/malebashing/


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m. L. Briggs
January 22nd 04, 07:18 PM
On 22 Jan 2004 03:01:59 GMT, (GovtLawyer) wrote:

>Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
>like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
>in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
>things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
>ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
>they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
>a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
>end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
>them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
>post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
>can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
>but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
>don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
>hanging off of it.
>
>Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
>suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
>
>http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html

How about a half dozen ping pong balls?

m. L. Briggs
January 22nd 04, 07:18 PM
On 22 Jan 2004 03:01:59 GMT, (GovtLawyer) wrote:

>Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
>like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
>in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
>things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
>ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
>they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
>a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
>end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
>them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
>post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
>can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
>but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
>don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
>hanging off of it.
>
>Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
>suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
>
>http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html

How about a half dozen ping pong balls?

Ted Davis
January 22nd 04, 10:26 PM
On 22 Jan 2004 03:01:59 GMT, (GovtLawyer) wrote:

>Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
>like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
>in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
>things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
>ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
>they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
>a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
>end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
>them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
>post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
>can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
>but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
>don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
>hanging off of it.
>
>Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
>suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.

Rabbit's foot on the end of a long heavy string - you hold the string
and throw the rabbit's foot out for the cats to pounce on. Best get
several - the cats will eventually destroy them. Works best on a
slick floor. This is the only toy my cats will always play with.



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Ted Davis
January 22nd 04, 10:26 PM
On 22 Jan 2004 03:01:59 GMT, (GovtLawyer) wrote:

>Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
>like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
>in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
>things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
>ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
>they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
>a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
>end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
>them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
>post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
>can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
>but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
>don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
>hanging off of it.
>
>Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
>suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.

Rabbit's foot on the end of a long heavy string - you hold the string
and throw the rabbit's foot out for the cats to pounce on. Best get
several - the cats will eventually destroy them. Works best on a
slick floor. This is the only toy my cats will always play with.



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GovtLawyer
January 23rd 04, 12:24 AM
>The one toy that our cats play with the most is what we call the "feather
>rope" which we actually made. what we did is we got an eye hook (usually
>used for hanging pictures up or to put a hook in to latch a gate). We got
>two tennis shoe laces and tied them together to make one long rope(thick
>white ones so the cats can really see them) we then attatched a feather to
>the end of the rope. We put the eye hook in the door frame - the very top
>center of the door (then we tied the rope to the eye hook so that the rope
>hangs in the middle of the door and the feather sits just above the floor.
>They go crazy for this toy. One of our cats spends time laying on her side
>and swatting at it. Our younger kitty attacks it and bites it and grasps it
>in her paws and bites it then gets a crazy look in her eye and bats it
>around. We had another kitty (who passed away this last year) who would
>really get it going and it would swing back and forth- sometimes when it
>started swinging back towards her she would take off down the hall as if it
>was chasing her!!!! then she'd run back down the hall and go through the
>whole thing again. They like this toy much much better than any store
>bought item. Just remember not to use any glue to attach the feather- we
>just tie a bunch of knots in the rope to hold the feather and when the
>little one plays with it, she sometimes pulls the feather out so we just put
>it back and she continues her fun.
>

Kinda reminds me of the things they had hanging on the scatch pad, which hangs
on the doorknob. They love it, and eventually managed to eat through the
elastic or just pull it off. Then, I let them play with it as a floor toy.
Good idea, thanks.

GovtLawyer
January 23rd 04, 12:24 AM
>The one toy that our cats play with the most is what we call the "feather
>rope" which we actually made. what we did is we got an eye hook (usually
>used for hanging pictures up or to put a hook in to latch a gate). We got
>two tennis shoe laces and tied them together to make one long rope(thick
>white ones so the cats can really see them) we then attatched a feather to
>the end of the rope. We put the eye hook in the door frame - the very top
>center of the door (then we tied the rope to the eye hook so that the rope
>hangs in the middle of the door and the feather sits just above the floor.
>They go crazy for this toy. One of our cats spends time laying on her side
>and swatting at it. Our younger kitty attacks it and bites it and grasps it
>in her paws and bites it then gets a crazy look in her eye and bats it
>around. We had another kitty (who passed away this last year) who would
>really get it going and it would swing back and forth- sometimes when it
>started swinging back towards her she would take off down the hall as if it
>was chasing her!!!! then she'd run back down the hall and go through the
>whole thing again. They like this toy much much better than any store
>bought item. Just remember not to use any glue to attach the feather- we
>just tie a bunch of knots in the rope to hold the feather and when the
>little one plays with it, she sometimes pulls the feather out so we just put
>it back and she continues her fun.
>

Kinda reminds me of the things they had hanging on the scatch pad, which hangs
on the doorknob. They love it, and eventually managed to eat through the
elastic or just pull it off. Then, I let them play with it as a floor toy.
Good idea, thanks.

GovtLawyer
January 23rd 04, 12:25 AM
>Rabbit's foot on the end of a long heavy string - you hold the string
>and throw the rabbit's foot out for the cats to pounce on. Best get
>several - the cats will eventually destroy them. Works best on a
>slick floor. This is the only toy my cats will always play with.
>
I went looking for a rabbits foot today, but the place that sold them years ago
doesn't anymore. I'm gonna look on the net. Yup, all my old cats loved them.
Great idea.

GovtLawyer
January 23rd 04, 12:25 AM
>Rabbit's foot on the end of a long heavy string - you hold the string
>and throw the rabbit's foot out for the cats to pounce on. Best get
>several - the cats will eventually destroy them. Works best on a
>slick floor. This is the only toy my cats will always play with.
>
I went looking for a rabbits foot today, but the place that sold them years ago
doesn't anymore. I'm gonna look on the net. Yup, all my old cats loved them.
Great idea.

Purrt
January 23rd 04, 03:52 AM
"GovtLawyer" > wrote in message
...
> Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos
below). So, I'd
> like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has
any ideas.

Cheap and inexpensive cat toys can be made from a pair of old
panty hose. The kind with the reinforced toes are best.

You cut off the foot part and put catnip in the toe. Then twist
the nylon to form a tight ball. I usually then turn the nylon
back over the ball and twist again so that there's some
reinforcement over the "biting" area. Do that a couple of times
then tie a string around the loose end so you can dangle it in
front of their noses. My 4 kitties love these toys so much that
I have to put the toys away so I can get some sleep.

-------
Purrt

Purrt
January 23rd 04, 03:52 AM
"GovtLawyer" > wrote in message
...
> Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos
below). So, I'd
> like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has
any ideas.

Cheap and inexpensive cat toys can be made from a pair of old
panty hose. The kind with the reinforced toes are best.

You cut off the foot part and put catnip in the toe. Then twist
the nylon to form a tight ball. I usually then turn the nylon
back over the ball and twist again so that there's some
reinforcement over the "biting" area. Do that a couple of times
then tie a string around the loose end so you can dangle it in
front of their noses. My 4 kitties love these toys so much that
I have to put the toys away so I can get some sleep.

-------
Purrt

m. L. Briggs
February 2nd 04, 11:36 PM
On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 12:16:50 GMT, Suzie-Q >
wrote:

>GovtLawyer wrote:
>>
>> Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
>> like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
>> in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
>> things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
>> ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
>> they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
>> a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
>> end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
>> them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
>> post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
>> can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
>> but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
>> don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
>> hanging off of it.
>>
>> Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
>> suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
>>
>> http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html
>
>My only advice is to skip the chocolate cake. Chocolate can be
>toxic to animals.
>
>Happy birthday to Mickey and Daisy!
>
>8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
>~~~~~~
>
> "I reserve the absolute right to be smarter
> today than I was yesterday." -Adlai Stevenson
>*************************************************
> http://www.suzanne-eckhardt.com/
> http://www.intergnat.com/malebashing/
How about a half-dozen pingpong balls?

m. L. Briggs
February 2nd 04, 11:36 PM
On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 12:16:50 GMT, Suzie-Q >
wrote:

>GovtLawyer wrote:
>>
>> Next week is Mickey & Daisy's first birthday. (link to photos below). So, I'd
>> like to get them something and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I live
>> in a small studio apartment, and they already have several small rubber bouncy
>> things which they like. The have a scratchy thing on a doorknob which has a
>> ringy thing on a string which they play with. They have a large cat tree which
>> they live in. I was thinking of either getting them a spongy little ball with
>> a feathery thing attached, which looks like fun. I also have a mouse on the
>> end of a string attached to a pole which I take out occassionally and torture
>> them with.I was also thinking of one of those round things with a scratching
>> post in the middle, which lies flat on the ground and has a track in which they
>> can push a ball endlessly around and around. It looks like it might be fun,
>> but I'm afraid the ball would make too much noise and keep me up at night. I
>> don't really have much room for another standing scratching thing with stuff
>> hanging off of it.
>>
>> Of course, I could always just get them chocolate cake and milk. Any
>> suggestions out there. Small, not too noisy, not too expensive.
>>
>> http://hometown.aol.com/borninthebronx/index.html
>
>My only advice is to skip the chocolate cake. Chocolate can be
>toxic to animals.
>
>Happy birthday to Mickey and Daisy!
>
>8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
>~~~~~~
>
> "I reserve the absolute right to be smarter
> today than I was yesterday." -Adlai Stevenson
>*************************************************
> http://www.suzanne-eckhardt.com/
> http://www.intergnat.com/malebashing/
How about a half-dozen pingpong balls?

GovtLawyer
February 3rd 04, 01:23 AM
<SNIP>

Thanks to all. I got them a laser pointer and they love it. I also got them a
little springy thing with a clownie cat head at the top of a long spring, which
comes out of the center of the base, and a bell and some other stuff coming out
at angles. It sits on a heavy plastic base and the thing is described as being
on a heavy base, so the cats swat at the clownie thing and it bobbles back and
forth, so they keep swatting.

Of course, this is not true. The base is not heavy enough to stay down, so
when the swat the clownie thing it doesn't go back and forth. Or, if they swat
it very hard the whole thing just tips over. It is lying in a corner, like a
grotesque mad dead puppet doll. They leave it alone, entirely. Fortunately it
was on sale at PetCo for $3.50. I wonder why?

GovtLawyer
February 3rd 04, 01:23 AM
<SNIP>

Thanks to all. I got them a laser pointer and they love it. I also got them a
little springy thing with a clownie cat head at the top of a long spring, which
comes out of the center of the base, and a bell and some other stuff coming out
at angles. It sits on a heavy plastic base and the thing is described as being
on a heavy base, so the cats swat at the clownie thing and it bobbles back and
forth, so they keep swatting.

Of course, this is not true. The base is not heavy enough to stay down, so
when the swat the clownie thing it doesn't go back and forth. Or, if they swat
it very hard the whole thing just tips over. It is lying in a corner, like a
grotesque mad dead puppet doll. They leave it alone, entirely. Fortunately it
was on sale at PetCo for $3.50. I wonder why?

Mat Overton
February 3rd 04, 10:59 AM
> Thanks to all. I got them a laser pointer and they love it. I also got
them a
> little springy thing with a clownie cat head at the top of a long spring,
which
> comes out of the center of the base, and a bell and some other stuff
coming out
> at angles. It sits on a heavy plastic base and the thing is described as
being
> on a heavy base, so the cats swat at the clownie thing and it bobbles back
and
> forth, so they keep swatting.
>
> Of course, this is not true. The base is not heavy enough to stay down,
so
> when the swat the clownie thing it doesn't go back and forth. Or, if they
swat
> it very hard the whole thing just tips over. It is lying in a corner, like
a
> grotesque mad dead puppet doll. They leave it alone, entirely.
Fortunately it
> was on sale at PetCo for $3.50. I wonder why?

Toys are a waste of time, my cat completely ignores them. But conversely,
throw her a scrunched up receipt or car park ticket.......(!)

Mat Overton
February 3rd 04, 10:59 AM
> Thanks to all. I got them a laser pointer and they love it. I also got
them a
> little springy thing with a clownie cat head at the top of a long spring,
which
> comes out of the center of the base, and a bell and some other stuff
coming out
> at angles. It sits on a heavy plastic base and the thing is described as
being
> on a heavy base, so the cats swat at the clownie thing and it bobbles back
and
> forth, so they keep swatting.
>
> Of course, this is not true. The base is not heavy enough to stay down,
so
> when the swat the clownie thing it doesn't go back and forth. Or, if they
swat
> it very hard the whole thing just tips over. It is lying in a corner, like
a
> grotesque mad dead puppet doll. They leave it alone, entirely.
Fortunately it
> was on sale at PetCo for $3.50. I wonder why?

Toys are a waste of time, my cat completely ignores them. But conversely,
throw her a scrunched up receipt or car park ticket.......(!)