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Mouse Trap.....

October 11th, 2007 at 12:02 pm

I went mouse hunting today. Actually, it is the furry, fake kind that the kitty loves. I gave her one to play with last night, and I have to find it/them before I let the dogs back out so that the little one doesn't go on a hunt and find it herself. She eats them. I've gone through too many mice to not hunt them down. Funny where they end up. I have bought many toys over the last couple of years for kitty, but she is like toddlers...she loves the simplest things. Not the fancy bell and whistle toys, but little mice and water bottle caps. She plays hockey with those. She likes tissue paper and playing chase with Hubby. So, I've decided to save my cash and quit buying toys. She'd rather have the "box."

Little doggie loves one particular stuffed animal. Well, it isn't so stuffed anymore. She loves squeaky things, but she kills the squeaky within ten minutes. Then she disembowels the animal. But she loves playing tug of war with it forever after that. She'll play with another...but she goes back to her favorite. I'm going to have to sneak it away to wash it--just like a toddler and a blankie.

Bigger dog likes tug of war stuff, but that's it. Maybe a rope to tug on. No other toys. Both dogs love bone things to chew on and an occasional treat, but toys are not a big concern to them. I've decided to quit going overboard and just get them their new toy at Christmas. Yes, we fill their stockings--a tradition started by our DD when she was little and had a hamster. Cost of toys for kitties and doggies add up. If you have an inexpensive toy idea for doggies or kitties, I'd love to hear it. I'm trying to save, but I love the joy in their attitudes when they play. I think I found all the mice today.....

3 Responses to “Mouse Trap.....”

  1. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Jan,

    Sometimes 99 cents only has good animal toys. Also, go to Target AFTER Christmas and you can get those big filled Doggie Socks full of toys and rawhide chewies for 1/2 price.

    My Mom's cat used to like to play with the little plastic dealie that you pull off of milk jug lids.

    For the dogs to play tug-of-war with...tie old towels or socks in knots.

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    I remember moving a piece of furniture once and finding dozens of milk bottle lids my cat had stowed away!

  3. boomeyers Says:

    My kitty shuns the expensive fancy stuff too. Her favorite? Superballs! Especially putting one in the garden tub in our bathroom. Round and round she goes!!

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