I find that my cats become bored with the toys I use to play with them. That’s natural, I suppose. They don’t put much effort into entertaining themselves, but will be interested in items presented to them. String-toys are a favourite, but even they must be altered from time to time. For a while, I had success with a shoelace, but that too has palled. So I brought out a NEW shoelace.
This one is thin, very thin. In fact, it is so thin the cats have trouble grabbing it. This appears to make it much more of a challenge to them, and they love it, for the moment. I do not make the mistake of believing this will last; I will soon have to come up with another diversion. The games that other cats enjoy - Track-Ball and Da Bird, for instance - have very limited appeal for the beasts at the cosy apartment, so I usually take a direct hand in their entertainment.
I don’t mind. I like seeing my roommates enjoy themselves. Even Cammie joined in this time and fought with the thin shoelace. So, while it lasts, I present the beasts having some burry fun. For now, thin is in.