The carpets around my house are beginning to resemble an ancient burial ground for prehistoric cat toys. Strewn hither and yon, I am considering hiring an anthropologist to help discover their origin.
Now I realize that a few of these tattered toys amazingly remain my cats' favorites, but as I run across fragments of eyes, pieces of ears and stumps of tails that were at one time part of what I considered to be attractive playthings, it is difficult for me to understand what keeps these skeletons so alluring to my cats. I have to admit that I sometimes dispose of them, much to their chagrin.
As I wander through my house, I am aghast at the number of little furry or feathered bodies which were at one time recognizable, tossed aloft and deftly chased with enthusiasm by my pussycat predators. I had forgotten about most of them, but I suspect my cats stash them away for a rainy day, leaving them scattered around randomly in almost every room for their convenience.
Now I ask you what should a kitty mom do to keep them happy? I far prefer the appearance of these adorable little guys to the worn out remains that they seem to adore. Am I being selfish?
Of course my kitty gifts really should be unconditional. I guess I will just have to continuously restock their supply as the toys fall apart from their constant use. It must mean that I have hit the jackpot in finding toys that they most enjoy.
Do your cats appear to favor their older "used up" toys over the newer, more attractive and appealing variety? Please leave a comment and share your cat toy experiences.