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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Weekend Mewsings

As you may know, I am SS's first kitty and I was a grown cat when I adopted the family many years ago. She only ever had doggies before. Since we started blogging we read about toys and treats that our furriends had. So poor SS didn't want to make me felt left out, she went and bought some toys and treats for me.

Back then we didn't have Temptations on the shelves of the local supermarket and I didn't really like the treats that were available. I mentioned this on Chatzy and the Hotties' mom sent us a couple of packets - I simply became addicted. Just LOVE the stuff. Every time we had visitors from the US (aka SS's brother and niece), we ask them to bring some, until one time they were confiscated by the nasty Customs Officers. Now, we have some varities of Temptations on sale, but not to the extent you lucky kitties have. Well, I practice Zen, and therefore am quite content with what I have.



That brings us to toys. SS bought some feather toys, a mousie, a rubber ball and dangling ribbons with bells. I was totally uninterested. Nope, didn't touch them! She tried to interest me in others, including some that we won and others that our furriends sent as presents. Nope, no play! The extent of my play was bunny-kicking slippers and shoes that I found around the house.

SS doesn't know why because it seems that adult cats also play with toys. I was a stray but not obviously feral. Maybe I was never given any toys to play with as a kitten. Or maybe I was too busy trying to survive on the street to learn how to play with toys.

Any suggestions?

26 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, you obviously don't have to play with toys to have a home and be loved.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm not much of a toy player myself -

I have a few I have moments with but I'm so NOT Merdie or Harley -

Of khourse, I might be TEMPTED to play with a khytty ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Hi Momo,,,
Don't feelz bad we don't get lot of treatz mom keepz us on a strict diet called Science diet, we do get human food once in awhile chicken,tukey ...fish. Mom iz very careful bout what we'z eat ,specially after bad pet food a couple years ago... killed lotz a petz.
Ana doezn't play wit toyz so much, she playz wit leaves outside and runs and jumps high in da air ...
Sunnyz mom Bella did know what toyz were , she would just sit and look at them. when she came to live wit mom she didn't purr for two yearz!!
We found the most impotent thing is we are LOVED! and cuddled and kissed...larry Hates kisses but mom kisses him alot anyway ^~^

Have a purrrfect weekend ~
All of us Garden cottage catz

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yes, who cares about toys when get all the attention you want?

A few Good Cats said...

You are indeed a wise cat to be satisfied with what you have. A cat does not fake anything -- whether you like something or dislike it, everyone knows you are telling the truth.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

The cat before me did not like toys either. She was not exactly feral because she was a friendly kitten when my human found her on the streets, but she was not exactly tame either - she liked to hunt a lot. My human said she liked to play "for keeps." One thing she did like was soap bubbles. If my human blew bubbles at her, she would be fascinated with them and try to catch them! But that was it. Maybe you are too smart to play with toys, because you know they are not real.

Carolina said...

Have you heard of the DaBird? It is a feather toy, but is a different one... We don't like many of the feather toys, but we LOVE the DaBird, and the attachment replacement we like the best is the Cat Catcher replacement mouse. I don't know if you can find in there, I hope so! Ah, and I hope you get plenty of Temptation treats soon!!
Happy Cat Family

Father Tom said...

Some of us love toys and others, like me, make toys out of unusual things like the slippers you mentioned!
You know, humans are only so creative when it comes to what we cats like. We sometimes have to make up our own entertainment and I think we do a pretty good job!!

Have a good weekend! My favorite toy is a big jingle bell that I love to send down the stairs!

Hugs,
Tom

Furkidsmom said...

We think one day you'll surprise your Mom and she'll find you playing with something! Always keep 'em guessing!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Brian said...

I agree with some of the others, some of us just aren't interested...and that is purrfectly okay! Have a great weekend sweet MoMo!!!

The Island Cats said...

Well, you still got it pretty good there, Momo. Do you like catnip? Maybe one really good catnip toy would be of interest to you. It hasta be good nip, like Yeoww, we seem to ignore all of our toys 'cept the ones that have really good powerful nip in them.

KarenMcG said...

It is nice to get toys, no question about it.

But then like what happens with "The Boys", they get tired of the toys and then we have toys all over the floor that the peoples step on.

We've found cardboard boxes and paper sacks are the choice of fun around here!

You got any of those?

Cat said...

My boys like Da Bird, Kong Kickaroo (which is filld with nip) and the Tickler which is a wand toy with a long furry piece and feathers attached that you move around like Da Bird. I'm sure one of these could tempt you Momo :-)

Cory said...

Oh you know me MoMo...I'll take a used sock over a toy any day! Some of us like toys and others of us not so much. We're all just unique individuals. Jonesie and Ginger are not toy crazy.

xoxo Cory

Catsparella said...

Aw, I think it's ok you don't play with toys..but how do you feel about catnip? Or boxes??

Eric and Flynn said...

I have never been one for playing with toys either. If mum encourages me I will play for a minute or two, and I'm not interested in nip either. The only thing I really played with was rolled up silver paper which I would retrieve. I also have my Scruffy Rat which I don't so much play with as cuddle and chew.
Flynn is the opposite. He will play with anything and everything and never tires of it. We both love treats.

Jacqueline said...

How about nip?...We love our nip toys=they are so fun to bunny kick and make us silly and very happy!!...We hope you have a great week ahead, gorgeous girl...kisses, sweet friend...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Fin said...

As long as your happy SIF that is what matters. I play with a toy when it first comes home and then it gets the cold shoulder for a long while.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Every kitty is different and has their own preferences. There are 5 of us Furry Bambinos, and there are only a few toys that we all agree on. We all love the laser toy (the red dot) that Daddy uses with us. We take turns chasing it, running around after the moving red light.

Also, we like the trackball toy - it comes in several different varieties. The center of it has thick cardboard for scratching, and we love to give the ball a good whap.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Hi Momo'
Thanx for coming by and snuggling wit uz,,,, our weekend is just about over now too.
Mom goes food shopping tomorrow cause we think we'z gonna get snowed in again this week ......

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Just kep trying out new toys and we sure you're bound to find one that tickles your fancy!

-d ma said...

i think it varies on your personality. Theo loves just about any toy, but prefers one with a unique texture because he loves to lick things. diego-san will bat a ball around occasionally but usually just ignores toys. Thompson tends to like bunny kickable toys- i think because those are the easiest for him to play with... of course all the boyz perk up around catnip toys...

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Hey Momo,,,
Tanx for spreadin the word.... You're such a Sweetheart ^~^,,,

Headbutts & Kissez~
sunny,penelope,gabriel,lorelei, arrius & ana
ps we thinkz gabriel haz a crush on youz ....... shhh....

Rupert said...

My People used to feed me Temptations (Dentabites) but they seem to have forgotten to buy more. So I just meow for regular dry food a bit more often now.

As for toys, I do not have any but I make do with paper of all kinds. I love to shred!

Paws 'n Claws,
Rupert

meowmeowmans said...

That's okay, MoMo ... maybe your mom hasn't found the right toy yet? :)

In the meantime, we know you are super well loved. And that is what is truly important.

AFSS said...

Well MoMo maybe you just prefer snuggling to playing. Although we bets you play when SS isn't around to see.