What's the best way to keep a pesky kitten from bothering the living daylights out of your adult cats? Offer a zillion toys!
That's a strategy I've been trying with little Fergus here, as he continues to stretch and grow and torment his older sister. The play sessions I've been holding with him on a regular basis help a ton, but he also needs to spend a little time engaging in his own games with his own little self. I'm hoping the toys I got him help with that.
Fergus has always been a fan of little ball toys, especially if they make noise as they roll from place to place. Combining these small toys with this big barn from Target makes the game even more fun. If I toss a toy in the barn, he can reach through the little windows to try to get that toy out. Or, he can attempt to burrow under the barn's side walls (yes, he's been doing that too) in order to get at the toy.
The bottom of this bed is made of corrugated cardboard, so it's perfect for sharpening little claws. And if I sprinkle a little catnip on that flat surface, it keeps the game going yet longer.
That little swinging piece from the top of the barn stayed firmly in place for this photo shoot, but it's since been ripped off. Fergus didn't seem able to resist playing with that in an untethered manner.
Did this completely eliminate his urge to play rough with his sister? Not by a long shot. He still pounces on her from time to time. But he also spends a lot of time playing his own little games with his house. And while he's at play, he's leaving her in peace. I think she appreciates that.
Fergus also managed to sit still long enough to pose for a nice cat selfie for our friends at The Cat On My Head. I think he did a good job, don't you?
He does love to take a good photo. Be sure to leave him a comment, so I can tell him how well he did. And come back tomorrow, when I'll be talking about great cat toys for those kitties among us that are a little lazy and easily frightened. I have some good options to share, with Popoki as the model!
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