When we decided to adopt the 8oz. bundle of fur with claws, we knew there were some things we’d need that we didn’t have.
We thought that one of the things we’d need was “cat toys”. Especially for our 7 week old kitten.
Well, we are rapidly learning the frustration felt by parents who spend a couple of hundred dollars on a new toy for a birthday present, and the kid wants to play with the box it came in. Yep, that’s our cat!
Among the things we bought for him were the 3-story kitty condo, and a package of misc. cat toys – balls w/ bells, pillows with catnip, a pillow shaped like a mouse.
He won’t touch the condo, and rarely gives the toys the time of day. Instead, he likes the box some of our vitamins arrived in, and he loves to play with the plastic pull-tab that you take off when you open a fresh jug of orange juice. He’ll chase that pull-tab around the kitchen floor for an hour!
Oh, well. We can’t expect a cat to understand the relative value of things. Can we?