Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Toby Tuesday

Yesterday, Evan showed off his love for Fish TV. Today, our housemate Toby wanted to do the same.

Thimble insisted that Toby share his front row seat.

In case you were wondering, Toby's favorite method for getting another kitty out of his way is employing the sniff-the-tooshie-and-hope-they'll-skedaddle maneuver. That is, indeed, what he is doing to Thimble in that there picture up there. She is a pro at ignoring him.

We sure do love Fish TV around here!

And do you know what else Toby loves?

The Jackson Galaxy Space Station that we won from our furiends the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head! Toby's mom, this human's sister, came home the other day and found Toby chillaxing in the Space Station. She snapped these shots and shared them with me.

This toy is a huge hit at our house. Toby loves to snooze in it like this, as well as use the scratcher that is inside and that apparently makes for a great mattress. My girls Thimble and Eddy love love love to slap that sunny yellow ball around the track. All the time. Day and night. Eddy even figured out how to remove the ball from the track so that she could chase it around the house. I have since figured out how to keep the ball inside the track, and Eddy's okay with this, as she loves to sit beside the Space Station and get the ball going just like that.

This here human is a pretty pathetic photographer and has yet to succeed at getting shots of her own happy kitties enjoying their new toy. Between forgetting to charge the camera batteries and having no clue how to snap a decent action shot, this silly human really needs to get her act together. While I work on that, you can at least enjoy these shots that Toby's mom snapped of him.

This one is for the Toesies part of this Tuesday!

It looks like maybe Toby would like some privacy. As you wish, Toby.

Happy Tuesday, everybuddy!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:
We know we've given this tip before, but since it is something that we happily employ at our home, we thought we'd share it again. And that tip is, if possible, to ensure that your kitty has some interactive toys to keep them busy and happy. More importantly, try to ensure that plenty of these toys are ones that won't be lost beneath furniture, such as by choosing ones that are stationary or large. Such interactive toys can really help to combat boredom in our felines. There are a plethora of enticing interactive toy options, including track ball toys, motor toys (such as mice that run on a small motor), and wand toys, including those that can be suctioned to windows so as to remove the necessity of human hands. There are also plenty of cat trees, cubes, and tunnels that come with attached interactive toys, to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. So, especially if you have an active kitty who might tend to get bored, try to ensure that they have some interactive toys that they can rely on to keep their bodies and minds happy and healthy.


Lone Star Cats said...

Dat toy does look like fun!

Marg said...

We think those are great shots of Toby in the Space ship. That does look like a fun thing for the kitties. That fish TV looks wonderful. Bet it keeps their attention for a long time.

The Island Cats said...

The sniff the tooshie method works around here. ;) That space station looks like a really fun toy. Have fun with it.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! That fish tv is a big hit.............so is the space station! Love those photos too........who knew it would make such a nice NAP spot in addition to a lot of fun......obviously Toby did!

Hugs, Teddy

pilch92 said...

I think you are going to need more front row seating at the aquarium :) Toby is adorable, I love the photos of him in the space station and those adorable toesies. Cute drawing too. And excellent tip, the space station is the ideal toy for them. We have an electronic track with a mouse and they turn it on themselves sometimes ( Probably accidentally).

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

BOY CATS! Bear sometimes sniffs me for as long as it takes to make me uncomfortable. Then I WHAP him a good one. Why can't they just keep their noses to themselves?!?! ~Ellie Mae

Eastside Cats said...

Patty O'Malley does that 'nose up the butt' thang to Sweetie all of the time, usually to get her to clear out so he can monopolize the human!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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

That looks like such a fun toy! (don't feel bad...I'm hopeless with action shots too.) Love your teacup artwork too :)

meowmeowmans said...

Toby, Gracie and Zoe use that trick sometimes, too! Hey, by any means necessary, right? :)

That Jackson Galaxy Space Station sure is great. WE love how you're showing off your pawsies through the holes. :)


Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

The space station looks out of this world.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Those are terrific pictures. We won a Jackson Galaxy "Go Fish" from Caren and Cody's Cat Chat blog. Mickey and Rufus are enjoying it too.
There's a lot of butt sniffing going on at our house. We didn't realize that was called the sniff-the-tooshie-and-hope-they'll-skedaddle maneuver. Ha!