you bored with all the repeats on TV? Do you want something
better to do instead? Do you want to get your money’s
worth out of your pet?
Follow our tips below guaranteed to make you cry
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Get a big box (large shoe box etc) and cut different
size and shape holes on the top and the side. Put a ball
or toy inside. Wait for the cat to jump inside and play
to their hearts content.
Sellotape – a) Pull of a stretch of tape and fold
it over to make a loop. Stick this on the cats paw. Watch
– you may want the video camera for this one! (for variations
try to stick a piece of paper, match etc. or something
on the top of the tape circle)
If the cat gets wise to the method described above, leave
a large loop of tape on the carpet in a walkway. Some
time in the evening the cat will forget and walk over
the tape… with the same hilarious results as above.
Get a beer bottle top (it is not too heavy) and attach
it to a loop of tape. Gently throw this at your sleeping
cat so it sticks on their side. Watch them jump up and
try to remove the offending item
Get a plastic bag from any supermarket and leave
on the floor. The cat will crawl inside and start to run
around. Our cat puts his head and legs through the handles
and runs around. This is a tear enducing experience. You
must watch the cat to ensure that it does not get trapped
Get a box from the packs of 12 cans of coke, or
bottles of beer. Ensure that the box is empty. Leave the
box in the cats’ sight. Wait for them to get in the box
and then move it around the room. Watch them stick their
heads out to watch the journey. They can play in/around
the box for ages.
Get a small cat ball with a bell inside. Throw
this up the stairs when your cat is in a playful mood.
They will run up and down the stairs trying to catch the
ball. When the ball is at the bottom of the stairs repeat
the action and throw it to the top again. After about
10 minutes of this your cat will be panting – if they
have not fallen down the stairs first.
Laser pens – Shine the laser on the wall/floor,
up and down the stairs, and, watch your cat going crazy
to catch the dot. You must NEVER shine this in your cats’
eyes, as it will damage their eyesight.
When using your computer allow your cat to sit
on the desk so they can see the screen. Watch as they
try to kill the mouse pointer and walk all over the keyboard.
When your cat is near the TV put the snooker on.
It seems to hypnotize most cats as they try to hit the
snooker balls or just watch the match with a helping paw!
Put a ball on the inside of a plastic laundry basket
(the ones with square holes in and a solid base). Watch
as your cat and it’s ball run the wall of death around
the sides of the basket.
If your cat likes to get inside things like ours
– put on the floor and empty box of tissues and watch.
(The best boxes to use are the ones with the clear plastic
insert.) They stick their head in the opening but usually
are not able to get out easily. They will run around the
floor bouncing off furniture and other items until you
take the box off out of pity or it falls off….. Either
way it is amusing
Balance an object i.e. match, bottle top on your cats
head and see how many seconds it lasts before it sails
through the air.
Make a small ball from Tin Foil and throw it ...watch
as the cat runs after it. It's nice and light and the
cats can get their jaws into it...
An alternative use for tin foil is to gently mould a piece
around the end of the cat's tail - just enough to hold
it in place - and watch the cat chase it's tail round
Sit your cat on the top of the washing machine and start
the spin cycle. Time how long it is before your cat spins
off the machine... will it be before you get a stitch
Sent in by Denise Stark - I was reading some of the things
you can do with your cats and I wanted to added a play
toy too! The Straw! My cats go nuts over the "bendy" straws.
I am a Special Education Teacher and I was putting together
an activity that included straws...This is a great interactive
toy between "human" and cat. They are safe (as long as
the human is aware of the sensitive spots - the eyes)
They are great because the cats don't get their claws
stuck on them (verses the string - although string is
great too). This toy is great for both young and old....even
those "Ms. Priss" cats....
Tie a string around his or her tail…you can guess what
do not harm your pets, who knows they may get their own
back whilst you're asleep.
- No cats were hurt in the compiling of this list. We
care for our pets.
out our Confessions of a Mad
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