Sunday, June 7, 2020

A Priceless Sunday Selfie

For today's selfie, Tonks stole a priceless item from my bathroom and then proudly posed with it.

Toilet paper is a precious commodity during these pandemic days. Luckily, that toilet paper roll was already empty when Tonks stole it. Otherwise, she might have been accused of grand theft.

In all honesty, multiple kitties at our house love to use empty toilet paper rolls as toys. Paper towel rolls also make great kicker toys, at least according to my kitties. Do any of our kitty friends like to play with toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls? What other items do you steal from your humans and use as toys?

Happy Sunday, friends!

Doodle of the Day

More books and a cat, anyone?

Tip of the Day

Relating to today's selfie from Tonks, how about a tip and talk on homemade cat toys? Some of the ideas we'll be sharing involve some DIY efforts, while others don't require any DIYing at all. Let's begin with what Tonks had to show off today and mention that one idea for a cheap cat toy is a toilet paper roll, or a paper towel roll. Some cats enjoy these whole, and some enjoy them cut into smaller rings. Another option for a cheap and simple cat toy is a plastic lid you no longer need, such as one from en empty milk jug. And do you have any socks you no longer use? You can roll up an unused sock and let your cat toss it around. You can even sprinkle catnip in the sock to make it extra fun. A similar DIY toy can be made from old shirts or other clothes you no longer need. You can cut these into strips and make cat toys by tying knots in them, even potentially adding catnip to the knots. Even simply crumpling up scraps of paper or junk mail, or even crumpling up paper towels or napkins, can make for a fun time for your kitty. Now, how about a random, less common household item that is well-liked at our house? The kitties here love to play with the center plastic ring of an empty Scotch tape roll, if that makes any sense.

All in all, there are a number of cheap and simple items you can often find around your house that your cat might very well love to use as a toy. That being said, though, do not give anything to your kitty, or to a pup, that might pose a choking hazard or that might endanger them in any way. You know your furbaby best, so if they're a chewer or swallower of dangerous things, keep that in mind before offering them anything as a toy.


Kinley Westie said...

Cute selfie Tonks! I steal all kinds human stuff, BOL. Bowie is found of water bottle caps.

The Island Cats said...

Cute selfie, Tonks! We like playing with those toilet rolls too. Sometimes when the paper is still on it! :)

meowmeowmans said...

Nice selfie, Tonks! Your toy looks like fun -- and what a great way to recycle. :)

Eastside Cats said...

Thankfully, we haven't suffered from any TP shortage around here, and none of the cats play with the paper tubes. That's weird, 'cause they play with EVERYTHING ELSE!

Catscue Catmom said...

What a beautiful selfie! Our cats love TP rolls whether empty or full, naughty things.

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

That doodle! And what a cute selfie. Yesterday for the very first time I found a roll of TP in the tub with a few claw marks in it. Mudpie is pleading the fifth.

pilch92 said...

Very cute selfies. I have done a lot of projects with my great niece with tp rolls, we made bats out of them and used one pushed together to make bunny ears. Great selfie and I love the tortie drawing. Excellent tips too.

messymimi said...

Tonks, you are lovable enough that i don't believe any accusations against you.

Those rolls are great for giving treats for dogs, i put a dab of peanut butter inside, stick a treat to it, fold the ends down, and give it to the pup, who has a blast tearing it apart to get at the treat.