If there's one thing all of us cats here at the Lounge enjoy (even Scouty!) it's playing with string. This can be risky--swallowed string can turn into a very Bad Business, as some of our pals have learned first-hand. So we compromise with a short string on a wand, and always supervised play. (Mommy ties a few knots in the end for Sylvester. His claws are gone so this way he can grip the string almost naturally.)
The string toy lives in a drawer when we're done playing, and Mommy hopes--if she ever would forget and leave it out by accident--that the shorter length would translate into less string ingested. Not that she ever wants to test the theory...and she uses natural hemp string so if we do eat any little frays while playing that they're non-toxic.
Anyway. I love the string toy; here's a little movie of me killing it mercilessly. Sorry it's so badly lit, Mommy shot it late at night
and she's a lazy tight-wadded wench who won't put on the lights so it's kinda glarey.
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OK, maybe I'm stretching the truth calling my actions "marauding", but I sure did teach that string a lesson!
What are some of your favorite toys?
XX Rupert, String-Slayer XX