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Here’s the latest in our series of cat rules, in no particular order. This one is something most of us can probably relate to.

Cat Rule #58 says that the more a toy/bed/scratcher/extra-super-deluxe-cat-tree costs, the less your cat cares about it. Conversely, the less it costs (a wad of paper, a milk jug ring, your hair tie) costs, the more exciting it is to said cat.

In our house, I have $60 cat scratchers, $30 automatic laser toys, deluxe and plush cat mats — and you know what Pimp and Moo prefer? Pimp loves Q-Tips and Moo loves anything he can knock off a table, especially hair ties or tubes of Chapstick.

The most glorious fail of a purchase I’ve made to date is an automatic laser toy, which is supposed to move the laser along the wall for a 15-minute time period with the click of the button. Kitty is supposed to be super intrigued, entertaining him or herself forever, getting tons of exercise jumping and chasing the dot (all without me having to “do” the dot for him!).

So, um, this is how that went. (Notice where the red dot is… and where Moo is!)