Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cheap cat toy #1

inexpensive cat toy
A paper bag with a faux-fur toy thrown in keeps Hero amused...briefly.
Do cats get bored? Yes. Yes they do. They might sit around an awful lot, but cats need mental stimulation and physical activity like the rest of us. Mine live almost wholly indoors, but they do enjoy access to a small courtyard. However, it became a no-go zone with the recent torrential rain.

Hero, my three legged cat, let it be known in no-uncertain terms (that is, by tearing up all paperwork on my desk, smashing a few ornaments on shelves , thundering up and down the hallway at turbo speed and hiding in inappropriate places) that he needed some more-than-usual entertaining.
Driers are dangerous
Hero hides in the clothes drier. 
Enter the paper bag. Snip the handles so no one gets caught in it and it becomes an interesting thing to sit in/on/bite/scratch holes in and ambush unwitting passers-by by jumping out of.