January 31st 2012 12:20 am
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Hi friends! Thanks for celebrating my DDPs with me. I hope you won't hate me, but I'm going to have to just do a mass THANK YOU!! for all the presents and comments you've given me over the past few months. Between being Cat of the Week, Christmas and my DDPs, I just won't be able to send out individual thank yous. :( I hope you don't mind too much. I want you to know that I read each and everyone and they all mean the world to me.
Mom has a question for you all. What do you all like to play with? Are there any of you who don't really play that much? Mom's been trying to get me to play a little more because I'm uh, fluffy, but I'm not really that interested. Sometimes I'll chase Da Bird for a few minutes, but that's about it. So what do you guys like to do for fun?
We like Da Bird and we like to chase the laser dot. We also like those little furry mice and these small plastic springs.
Oh, and paper bags, we love playing with paper grocery bags!
Hope your Mom can find something you like.
My favorite are the P.O.P. (pieces of poop) toys that Newman's mom creates and sells in her etsy shop Cat in the Clover. They're brown, fuzzy, soft, and come in three different shapes. And one has sequins on it. I like to bat them, chase them, toss them, and chew them.
I'm a real big guy - 21 pounds - partly because I love to eat and partly because I'm just big. I haven't played in years - until Mom bought Da Bird. I have oficially killed it and we're waiting for the replacement feathers to arrive. I can hardly wait! I LOVE DA BIRD!!! I even jump in the air and act all sorts of silly.
Do you go outdoors? Could you go out on a harness? Do you have lots of things at home to climb - that won't make your mom angry?
Well sis, U's knoz meez is a purrince whoz leafs a simple life. meez is nut interested in expensive toys. Sissy sometimes buys them fur meez but i purrlay with them once or twice in my entire life!! thez haz to dyes alone. but if it's any kinda ball then that's pawsome!! paper ones r best but spongie ones works too!! Bunnykickers r great!! and puffy toys tires meez after a long time!! i nefur let's them goz until thez completely dyes. shopping bags or grocery bags r good too but thez is time when meez guts tired of them!! so what do i like to purrlay the most?? well, here's the secret - HAIRBANDS!!! I'll purrlay with thick hairbands of any color!! meez purrlays with it the entire day then i hides it somewhere and ask fur a noo one when it's time to purrlay again and if thez doesn't gives meez then i haz to beez rood and haz to collect it from thez hair myself!! i oosed to collect them from Sissy's dressing table befur but sheez hides them somewhere these daze. meez guts noo hairbands once a week!!! meez is shore that meez will beez able to make a hill out of them some day!! but our maids seem to steal my hairbands in number!! now that's a prob!!
isn't it weird how a simple hairband can drive a cat completely catrazy!! well, if U's also interested to purrlay with a hairband just make shore that it is THICK!!! or else it's no fun to purrlay with.
lubbs and headbonks
I still like to play with wand toys.
I still like to play with wand toys.
Want to hear something funny? We get so bored so easily with our toys that mom starts to improvise. She bought this little cat toys that look like springs and she tied one to a string and drags it around the house. I don't know why I love that so much but I go nuts over it! And my favorite toys are the ones from River's shop. I'm bugging mommy to get me some more. As my mom said too in her newsletter last night try getting your mom to move your tower to a different location. Sometimes having it in a different spot makes me nutso! It's like a new place to play!
I am a lazer toy fanatic. That seems to be what can keep Mom moving me around a bit more then something that is tossed and I am suppose to go get it..NOT!
I don't like to move it move it much either, Monida, but my fave toy is a stick with a string and on the end are some other strings that are fun to put in my mouth. The laser toy is one of Newman's favorite!
monida...rite therez yur problem:
fluffee ore knot.....
Concats on your DDP! Ya know, I purrrsonally loves the mylar shiny crinkly balls and this one ball I had since Mommy got me that sounds like it's got a rock in it. Harrison loooooves Da Bird and tha cat chaser...I likes them too sometimes! Ya know what ya needs ta get?!! Tha Butterfly in the Mason Jar!!! I watch it fur hours-we gots one fur Mommy's birthday!
Oh yea the Laser light is the furry best, shoe string dangling so really fun for me too, all of us like that.
Wands are a good way to get movin! Also I like when Mommy throws soft toys in the air to catch or chase such as Moderncat Studio Felt Rollers in their Etsy shop. We have those laying all over the house and we are always pouncing on them. Lots of games your humans can make up with them.
When Mommy was trying to get Angel RA to get more active she had her walking around the table after her (could also use a wand) and they would do a couple of laps before eating. Got to be a routine and RA enjoyed it. Balls are fun to chase too, like ping pong balls. Another fun toy to chase is the plastic tops to water bottles.
By the way that is a purrfect way to thank people!
Oh!!! we do not know what you call it but maybe it is DA MOUSE, it s tiny little furry mouse on the end of a little wire ( you can hardly see the wire) attached to a stick, oh mom can make that little mouse jump, scurry, hide, crawl, even fly like a bug it is my all time favorite I chase it up the cat tree under the furniture and grab it hide with it in the tunnel. Tiny and Calie like to too. Good luck mom said I am the one most in shape (not as fluffy) and I move more than any body, Tiny is not far behind me though and he is a big cat to move that fast.
I'm Not A Big One For Playing Much Either. Do Spend Alot Of My Time Outdoors Chasing Leaves, Mice, Running Around & Talking To The Birdies. I Guess, In Most Cases Living In The Countryside Helps. However, If Your Family By Preference Prefer To Keep You Indoors. There's Always My All Time Favourite, CATNIP! Apparentley That's A Good Thing To Keep Us Active And Moving. Always Have Been A Small & Skinny Creature. I Guess, Each To His/Her Own...
I like the real fur mice that rattle. And I love LOVE fishing fly toys. I am crazy about those. Mom gets worried because sometimes when I am playing with those, once I pounce, I keep them in my mouth with jaws of steel and she can't get me to let them go.
Monida, I think you might like pom poms too. regular or glitter poms. If your mom goes to a craft store or discount store, she can pick up a bag of them for cheap. They tend to disappear into the Portal to Bubastis (under the refrigerator) so it's good to have lots of extra.
I just got the title to your diary- heehee. "I like to move it, move it. I like to- MOVE IT!"
oh - also, my mom's cat before me, Spooky, was like you, she never played. She would just take a half-hearted swipe in the air and then just lay down like "oof, I'm tired." My mom is going to remember all the old toys that used to get her to play. She did like pompoms. She also used to really enjoy her tunnel- but it has to have kind of a wide opening. Many tunnels these days are really small/narrow for some reason. Even for me, and I'm lean. I have long legs though. I bet you could find a good wide tunnel online.
We like the laser, feathers and boas on wands, real fur mice, the bigger the better, and good catnip stuffed toys.
Minko esp likes to 'dismember' the fur mice, and then he carries the bits of fur all over, singing to them and throwing them up and down the stairs.
And we both like to try to catch flies, but we are not suggesting that your mom let loose a bunch of flies or other bugs into your den...MOL!
Meowmy has found that the best plaything is almost always another kitty, but of course that isn't always the best idea, either...
I'm sorry I'm late; Happy Diary Pick Monida for Jan. 29!
I like a catnip toy but usually while I'm lying down. My favorite is scratching cardboard boxes or racing up the stairs!
Love Ginger xo
i have periods when i play - and periods when i stare at her angrily when she just asks me to please not eat in bed... ;)
human's evil trick: she lets me chase kibbles or treats. i use to get my middle feeding (afternoon appointment with my friend food) as chasing game. don't call me silly - that IS fun!
I am not a huge fan of playing either. That pesky kitten will chase anything, but about all I ever go for is a tape measure or string dragged across the floor... and even then, I'm not always in the mood. Once in a while I might give a quick swipe to one of his toy mousies. I enjoy jumping onto the new cat tree but once I'm there, apart from the odd scratch, I don't really do anything except lounge.
Mommy says I don't really like to play with toys much....but I do like to play with field mice....as now known...much to mommy's displeasure. I also like to play with socks. Now, the best game is called the bleeding game. iIn this game I play with my daddy. Daddy walks his hand on his fingers all about me...touching the tip of my paws and ears...at this point, I start to purr....as he starts moving quicker...my purr speeds up and gets louder...now....this game only gets good when I start to pull myself around the bed top by my pulling me with my claws. Okay, now the fun really begins...when I make initial contact...and daddy bleeds. Somehow it is not only mommy who forgets that I am "the cat"...daddy seems to forget too! This is the most fun game in town! No wonder my motto is "teeth and claws...nothing but teeth and claws...MOL!
Purrs and love....
p.s. My mommy and daddy are just plain dumb...I'm a "tortie" with "TUDE"....what are they thinking?
Toys huh? I love wand toys. Ping Pong balls are great. I bat straws all over the house, oh and a golf ball. I know you're thinking, a golf ball? I bat that all over the house and love to hear it rolling down the hardwood floor. The laser light is pretty fun too. Maybe, you would like Neko flies. https://www.nekoflies.com/
I would have to say wand toys are my favorite.