Dog: Walrus toy

As my parents have two huge dogs that rip any new toys to shreds I have a tendency to look for dogs toys that are indestructible as oppose to pretty

However I did happen to spot a snazzy walrus that wouldn’t last five minutes with the dogs so I bought it for the cats

The cats seem to be largely ignoring it when we are watching, although it has moved around the house seemingly by itself so that’s generally a good sign

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Cat Toy: Gold Fox

There don’t tend to be that many cat toys on sale compared to the variety of dog toys

This is pretty evident at any time of year, however all the more so at Christmas, where some cheap nasty and unsafe  looking foil ‘balls’ tend to be the main cat offering

As such I was pretty excited when I saw a golden fox on sale in a local pet shop – the below photo is the official Pets At Home website photo so it’s a bit surprising how rubbish a photo it is!

pets at home catnip fox

It was reduced for some reason – possibly because the photo is putting everyone off buying it? And yes the cats are ignoring it even more than most new toys

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Cat Toy: Kong Tropics Fish

I like buying fun toys for the cats, generally the cats ignore them and I have a whole 35 litre box of rather underloved toys so now I try only to buy fun toys

So when I saw an advert for the Kong branded Tropics fish they looked perfect – huge big feather tails and a reputable brand – so worth the £5 cost

kong advert image

 

Due to a lack of local pet shops I had to order online and eagerly awaited the post – however the tail was less impressive that I’d been lead to expect so that was disappointing.

kong reality

Naturally the cats have ignored it, they are currently favouring a 99  flamingo toy so hideous that I bought it purely for laughs and with no expectations

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Curious: Positive thinking & poo

Today was going to be a really productive day, I was going to do all my work stuff efficiently and with a smile, get on top of the laundry, properly backup all the photos that I’ve just dumped on facebook and make some handmade cards – despite the fact I’ve missed the date to post them by to have any hope of them arriving on time. Then I was going to have a nice dinner and a organised yet relaxing evening

None of that really happened so far, however I did manage to tread in a nugget of cat poo that someone had deposited at the top of the stairs

cat loo

(Maybe I need another trip to Pets At Home)

Repeated foot scrubbings later I could still smell it, so I gave up and had another shower, managed to hurt my neck by standing on one leg in the shower trying to smell the foot to see if it was less offensive, deemed it was, walked out of the shower and realised the entire damn house smelt of cat poo as the monsters had respectively done a GIANT poo in the upstairs AND downstairs toilets

Which makes today’s entry in the mental gratitude journal read along the lines of “I am absolutely positive that I trod in cat poo”

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Food … sort of: Gourmet Fisherman’s Delight With Tuna

Healthy food is important for all species, both cats and humans.

G likes Gourmet brand cat food sachets – well he does this week, and would have a tuna addiction if it wasn’t for rationing. F won’t touch wet food but likes tuna a lot.

So Gourmet tinned Fisherman’s Delight with tuna sounded fun – however after purchasing it I took a closer look at the ingredients… it transpires that it is 70% random fish, of which a mere 4% is tuna.

gourmet fisherman's delights

That makes the phase “with tuna” feel somewhat detached from reality.

However the faux-tuna was decanted, offered to G and he ate a bit of it… but without much gusto.

It is good to know that both human and cat food are equally duplicitous in their advertising, but I am vexed that poor G was deprived of something more fun. And F wouldn’t even touch it as it was more like wet food than tuna, poor beastie.

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Cat: PetStages Wrestle and Romp

One cat toy that the boys do like is Petstages Wrestle and Romp.

It is a large squishy toy with crinkling material inside and a small quantity of catnip. It isn’t a toy that we see them play with but it moves around the house and appears in strange places rather frequently.

petstages wrestle and romp

We had a recent scare when one of the boys used it to bury a particularly icky hairball and I was worried that it might not be cleanable – thankfully it seemed ok after the application of wet kitchen towel, however I’ve now bought two spare ones just in case!

If nothing else I would miss seeing it appear by the door whenever I come home!

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Cat: Hunter LED pointer cat toy

The boys have a large box of cat toys but I will confess that I’m always looking for interesting new things to entertain them. Unfortunately what I consider should be entertaining for a cat is not always a hit with the boys.

Most recently the Hunter LED pointer toy caught my attention as it projects a picture of a mouse and it isn’t laser based.

The packaging claims that the mouse is visible for a distance of “about 1 to 3 metres”, what is omits to mention is the mouse image quickly distorts into a giant rat-beast.

hunter led pointer

However it transpires that this minor detail didn’t matter as G patted it randomly and infrequently, whilst F stared fixedly at the pointer in my hand and showed little interest in either the mouse or the rat-beast image.

So another £5 wasted then!

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