|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!"|