Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sticks, boxes, and a bag


We call this picture "Sad Box."
The fuzzy toys are attached to the sticks that make the game fun.


So what have Abbey, Natasha, and Connor been doing lately? 

The cat toys for the most part have been ignored. Who needs cat toys when you have sticks, boxes, and a bag?

Right after Christmas, the kitties enjoyed sitting in the used gift boxes that we didn’t fold up to use another year. One evening, during our interactive play time (I know. I sound like a helicopter mom), I started waving the stick part of a wand toy underneath a box. The kitties decided it was fun to chase and pounce on the stick and go after it before it disappeared under the box. And a new game was discovered.

Since then, as the gift boxes have worn out, we’ve gotten out others. We’re at the point where we need to get more out of storage because they wear out after numerous games. And Connor likes to pretend he’s a lion and rip off pieces of the cardboard.

For a few days, we added a catnip bag, until Connor channeled the lion with that, too. 

Still, every night, we play a little stick and box. Who said the simple things weren’t fun?

The pictures are not great. As you know, it's hard to take pictures and wave sticks around at the same time.

Abbey resting in a box after playing.


Abbey: "I'm going to get you, stick!" Natasha waits nearby.


Abbey and Connor: box or bag?


Natasha: "My paws are faster than you, stick!"


14 comments:

  1. I love the photos -- all of them! Laundry is a good toy too!

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  2. Cool game! We have a never-ending supply of boxes from my office, so any destroyed (or yakked on or pooped on) are thrown out and a new one replaces it as if by magic!

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  3. It's funny how much they love boxes

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  4. guyz...if ya run outta boxes...try a rug...stix under de rug iz awesum grate two !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  5. I've never tried a bag, but you had me at sticks and boxes!!!!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  6. I totally LOVE this! May I hope in my tunnel and head over???

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  7. What fun! We think the best toys are those things that really aren't supposed to be toys...or when put together, make creative toys.

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  8. Ah, toys.. we like the non toys best of all.

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  9. What a cool game! You can find lots of gift boxes at the Dollar Store. :)

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  10. Same here. Boxes and paper bags are Athena's favourites!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  11. Same here. Boxes and paper bags are Athena's favourites!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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