Friday, May 06, 2005

Feline Friday: Herb 2 

When Paul and I travel, our cats Lyra, Sasha and Sergei are in for a treat. Our catsitter, their Auntie Lynne, comes each day to feed them, play with them, sometimes even nap with them. If we are gone for more than a couple of days, we usually return home to find that the cats have a new toy.

The Christmas before last, this wonderful scratching-pad-with-ball-toy was the cats' treat from Lynne. The pink ball cannot come out of the track, but the cats seem not to understand that, and have a great time batting at it, watching it spin around the ring. The scratching pad is the corrugated cardboard sort, and came with a baggie of catnip for enticing the cats to use it. Works like a charm, as Sergei and Sasha demonstrate in these photos, taken hours ago, just after I'd applied a liberal amount of catnip to the pad.

Sometimes late at night, when the house is very quiet, I'll suddenly hear the sound of that pink ball spinning around the track. WhirrrrrWhirrrrWhirrrr...