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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The New Toy!

Kitties!

Salem here.

Mommy made us a new lure for the All Time Favorite Toy (ATFT)!
(ATFT = dowel rod with a rawhide strip tied to one end.  We have some extremely high-tech toys...)


We loved the red ribbon lure that was attached to the ATFT, but it was getting raggedy from our saber-toof attacks and razor-edged claws, and Mommy was worried about us swallowing ribbon pieces and tying up our innards in knots.  And red yak.


She gave it some thought, and got a paper grocery bag, the paper cutter, and tape.  She cut the bag into thin strips, folded them in half, and taped them by the fold.  Rocket engineering, it was not!


Anyway, she threw the old red ribbon lure in the trash and tied the new one on to the ATFT.


Kitties, the paper ribbon lure is even better than the red ribbon one!


The rustly noise brings us running from every corner and bed in the house to play.


We can bite and chew it to our heart's content--and Mommy doesn't worry.  Because paper goes Right Through.  
It's roughage!  
(But not quite as rough as cardboard, heh heh.)


Mommy made a second lure for us that isn't tied to the rawhide, it lives on the floor so we can  kill it whenever the mood strikes.


Which is often!
Very funny, Mommy.


Happy Thursday!

XX  Salem  XX

52 comments:

  1. And you are very ALLURING, Miss Salem. Well, we had to get a bad pun in sometime this week.

    Seriously, that looks excellent and even Äiti should be able to make that! We will order one up.

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  2. happy cat deserve a great games!!!!

    BoBo Salem
    Meow Meow Family

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  3. great idea! Looks like tons of fun! I'm gonna have to made one or two of those for the gang!

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  4. Salem,

    Your mom is so smart! We asked our Mum to make us one like yours. How pawsome and creative she is!

    PS check out our blog... a cat friend of ours is having a cat only contest!!!!!

    Tika and Kizzy

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  5. Hey we are all about the cheapy cat toys! And that one looks way cool! We might have to make one of those for here! You might have just started a new trend in kitty toys!!

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  6. What a cool idea! Shredded paper!!! We can shred it even more!!!

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  7. What a great idea! We luf it. Howefur, it wouldn't make it 24 hrs at our house. And Mommy says we definitely don't need more roughage! MOL!

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  8. Wow, what a great toy! It does not have to be fancy to be fun!

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  9. That looks like fun for a goat too!

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  10. Woohoo! Great toy + SALEM and her JLLs. Could my day GET any better? Well, yes, it could--if my Human made me one a them things!

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  11. Yeay for roughage...and it's organic too. Here's to more "papery" poo! purrr....meow!

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  12. What a great toy your mummy made. Might have to try making one for my Skipper. Have fun kitties. :)

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  13. It's pawsome! We're getting our survunts to make one this weekend!

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  14. That is a pawsome toy - your mom sure is smart to come up with that.

    Hope you have a great day.

    Purrs,
    Genghis

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  15. your mom is so creative. M says she'll steal some of that idea and modify for me - yay.

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  16. We've asked Mommy to pick up some rawhide strip so we can have one of those fun homemade toys.
    Salem is having so much fun!

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  17. Your mum should patent this amazing toy lovely Salem!! Yay!!!

    Take care
    x

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  18. Cool toy, but my favorite plaything is the strings on mom's bikini top.

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  19. She who wears ATFT on her head should shun publicity ;)

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  20. Super new toy!! Our Mom may have to copy it, that is if your Mom does not have a patent.
    Love that last picture ^..^
    ~ The Bunch

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  21. Salem, you has the cutest little face! And mom wants to kiss your back toesies!!!

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  22. your mom is a regular martha stewart.

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  23. Salem your Mom is clever but we are going to try and get mum to make one for us - we don't expect it to be as smart as yours!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  24. Wow Salem that looks like FUN! Can we come over to you place?

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  25. that is furry nifty!! we'll hafta read this to mommer an' see how handy she kin be. although the loose one onna floor won't werk, since the dbd will eat it.

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  26. Your mom makes toys for you???? How come mine doesn't, I wonder?

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  27. That toy looks great, your mum is very creative!!!

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  28. Oooh that is a WONDERFUL toy, Salem. How clever your Mom is!

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  29. That is such a good idea, you have a very clever and resourceful mummy. We will ask our mum to make us one as we LOVE to shred cardboard and perhaps a paper rustly thing will keep us out of mischief...our mum lives in hope....love Leo and Monty xx

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  30. Ahhh Salem that toy looks like lots of fun! And your momzzz made it herself, how cool is that! Purrrs Lars and Odin

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  31. Salem you Mom is a toy genius!!
    What fun. Does she plan to patent the idea? MOL
    Hugs Madi

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  32. That looks like fun! What a great inventor your Mom is!

    We have a toy similar to that, but it has that metallic ribbon stuff on it. Meowm is a bit concerned about it and our tummies as well. Sammy plays with it the most, and she has already seen evidence that he has eaten bits of it...if you get our drift. She may just have to change it and turn it into one like yours.

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  33. I love the idea !! and Miss Sweet Salem, you can do " Very funny " back to your mom because YOU WIN THE LEAD ( NECK STRAP ) for your mom !!!!
    Your turn, sweet heart !!!! please send your address to my email please ; )
    Many hugs and Kisses to my grrl...( Wink ! )
    xoxo

    http://everydayvisitor.blogspot.com/2012/01/aussie-kitty-on-australia-day.html

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  34. Wowwie! There is just so much fun things that comes out of paper bags! After we has killed them as caves and for the paperbag mices we can gets jiggly toys! Your Mommy Rocks!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  35. MOL Salem! I notice you play just like our tubbie tuxie does. From the comfort of lounging! That's right, she say's 'Bring the Toy To ME!" Way to go!

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  36. That toy looks lots of fun. Your mum is good at coming up with fun ideas for you.

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  37. Your mommy is very clever! That's a great toy! Salem, you have such pretty eyes and we love your white feets!

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  38. Our Mommy likes that too and is going to make one. We just need to find a paper bag. Grocery doesn't have them any more but we will find one. That looks like so much fun. Great idea. Good Job Mom.

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  39. We love homemade toys. That's clever mom you have,Salem!

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  40. Wow! homemade toy brings you a lot of fun, that is really amazing.

    Dog Fence | Pet Solutions

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  41. Oh Salem you look extra sweet and juicy in that last pick!

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  42. That sure looks like a fun toy! Your mom is pretty creative!!

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  43. That looks like a great toy! I will have to remember this for when our feather wand dies (which will be soon, I'm sure).

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  44. what a great mom you have to make those toys for you. It looks like you are having loads of fun!

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  45. You guys are so lucky to get custom-made toys from your mom! I love that last photo--the look on Salem's face is priceless.

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  46. You are one seriously gorgeous cat!

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  47. WOW! Pre-shredded bag!!! We'll have to try that...

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  48. What a fun toy! Mom is very crafty! She is so sweet always looking after your entertainment needs. :)
    xo Catherine

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  49. Wow, your Mom is so smart. I'll ask Mom to make me one.
    xoxo Kassey

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!