We have two of them, and we had them before we adopted Connor in February. Abbey especially liked them.
But after Connor became part of the family, Abbey didn’t seem to mind that he played with them. She seemed to pass down the toys to him.
Sometimes Connor takes the toy in his mouth and trots around the house with it. He makes a sound that sounds like a mew. He seems to barely be able to make the sound audible.
He brings the toy in the area of the bedroom and the kitty zen room if Larry and/or I are back there. He stops making the sound when he sees us. We usually pick up him or otherwise comfort him.
One day I was in the kitty zen room with Abbey and Natasha. Larry wasn’t home. I assumed Connor knew I was home. Connor appeared with the toy and made the sound, but seemed to feel better when he saw me.
Sometimes when we come home, we’ll find the Comfort Toy in the kitchen near the food bowls. I wonder if he looks for the girls the same way he looks for Larry and me. We have also found it pulled up on my reading chair, where he likes to sleep.
We think he does this when he feels lonely. It also seems to calm him. If he lays at my feet while I’m reading and starts to play with my feet, I can lay the soft part of the toy on him and he grabs it and seems content.
Do you think we’re on the right track in thinking this toy is truly a comfort to him? Have any of your animals ever had a toy or object like this?