Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Show and Tell

Today, my furbabies wanted to show off their newest toy. It's a fun little thing, with a ball that can be batted around in a circular track, and with a scratcher in the middle. Even better, it came dowsed in catnip. Thimble wanted to be the first to show off her excitement...


...which seemed perfectly apt, since she is the primary reason this new toy was purchased. Why is that? Because Thibmle is the master at batting and shoving any and all toys under any and every piece of furniture. Honestly, the girl can turn a room full of toys into a wasteland of kitty boredom in a matter of seconds.

So, this house will now be getting more toys that cannot be lost beneath every couch and chair around. This new toy is a hit so far. Thimble loves it and can play with it for hours...


...Oh, hello, Eddy. Yep, Eddy loves the toy, too. You know how we just said that Thimble can play with this toy for hours? Well, Eddy can play with it for hours and then some. She'll spin that ball round and round until the cows come home. And even after that. Apparently 3 o'clock in the morning is a prime time to play with this thing.


Now, Eddy, don't be a toy hog.

Okay, it looks like it's Evan's turn.


He loves the toy as well. His bouts of play with it are a bit more brief than Thimble and Eddy's, but also far more fierce. He's very proud of his skills...


...Oh, hello again, Eddy. Yes, we know you like the toy. Now, can someone else have a turn?


Apparently not.

Happy Tuesday, everybuddy!


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Our Tip of the Day:
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, so today's tip is a reminder to please consider giving your furbabies heartworm prevention. Mosquitoes can transmit heartworms to dogs and cats, and it is a very serious and potentially fatal condition. Although treatable in dogs, it can be a lengthy and costly process, and lasting damage can still result, so using prevention is the most advisable option. In cats, heartworm treatment doe not work, making prevention the only option. So, please do consider giving heartworm prevention to your furbabies!

15 comments:

Marg said...

We have one of those and it is the the most popular toy of all the toys. The cats do enjoy it. Glad everyone at your house likes it. Good for you Evan to play with that toy.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We had one of those once but we wouldn't play with it so Mum gave it away.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Glad it's a hit! We have one but don't play with it anymore.

pilch92 said...

That is great that everyone is enjoying the new toy. My cats have never gotten into that type of toy, I tried 2 different ones and ended up giving them away. Excellent tip about heartworm. I am torn on the cats because they are inside and I don't like to give extra meds, I know mosquitos can get inside though- especially when you have cats that pick holes in the screens like mine do.

The Swiss Cats said...

Have fun ! Purrs

Sweet Purrfections said...

We have a round toy with a ball in it, too, but our ball makes bird sounds when we bat it. We can ignore it for months and then wake Mom Paula up in the middle of the night playing with it.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is nice to see they are all enjoying the toy.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Mudpie has a similar toy and loves it too! (She's happy that she doesn't have to share hers LOL)

The Island Cats said...

We have one of those types of toys and we hardly ever play with it anymore. We wonder why.

meowmeowmans said...

That's so great that you kitties enjoy that toy so much! It sure is fun, huh? We have some at the shelter, and lots of the cats love playing with them, scratching them, and sleeping on them, if you can believe it. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

We have two of those, and the kitties do enjoy them. I have heard the ball go round and round in the middle of the night too. LOL

Mariodacat said...

Woohoo - that sure looks like a fun toy. It's amazing that you all like it too.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys......trooth....hide de trax ball... then yur mom will buy another...then bring out de missin trax ball sew ya now haz a pair.....

trust uz....if yur mom thinkz one iz mewsic ta her earz at 3 in de aye em.....herz gonna love heerin two !!! ♥♥♥

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Do you know I used to have that toy and Mom gave it away cause I NEVER played with it? I'm strange like that MOL! Love, Cody catchatwithcarenandcody

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

That ball track is really good! Do you ever get 2 of you on opposite sides and keep it changing directions?