Save Money- Don’t Buy Cat Toys

Ashby has proved himself to be an adorable and playful little guy!

We’ve noticed he tends to have cycles to his playtime during the day. He sleeps through the night as far as we can tell, so first thing in the morning it is playtime! After some playtime and breakfast, he settles down for a mid-morning cuddle. Then around noon it is time for more playing and sometimes lunch, if he isn’t too distracted. The afternoon brings another cat nap and another round of playtime around 4:30 when the boy gets home from work, and one more quick cuddle. We try to play with him as much as possible around dinner time until bed to keep up his habit of sleeping through the night.

Another thing we’ve noticed is his preference for found objects over his toys. Exhibit 1: the cardboard box.

Almost in the box
Almost in the box
Surprise attack!
Surprise attack!

 

Exhibit 2: The paper bag.

Ashby, I don't think that's the right idea
Ashby, I don’t think that’s the right idea
There you go!
There you go!

 

Exhibit 3: The shoelace.

Ashby will chase this shoelace  all day, every day
Ashby will chase this shoelace all day, every day

We’ve been able to make some toys more interesting by placing them in the box or paper bag, but looks like those balls and catnip mice are just a sunk investment. Oh well!

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