Thursday, August 8, 2013

DIY Cat Toys

I don't really have a cat honest!  I took a stray female to the vet to be spayed, with the help of charity Animal Help Net Kerry.(AHNK)  It's 2 weeks since the deed was done, I have to say she's taking it pretty well.  Sure, she took it out on the Vet right enough, but she's been super lovey with me, despite the odd mood swing and huff or two.

I've learnt that taking her to the vet in a cardboard box is a bad idea ~ she totalled it (wrecked it) and ended in my lap learning to drive!  Thankfully on the way back I had the cage from the vet.....phew! My goodness she was mad during the car journey.

Anyway for a cat that has been outside all the time, she has been fabulous in the house. Uses the litter tray no bother, settled into a feeding routine.  Sleeps at the foot of my bed.  No interest in wanting out or scratching the furniture or the log post.  .... this puzzles me that she doesn't want to claw.

Anyway after 2 weeks in the house and with the stitches pulled out , I thought maybe she might like some toys  ...... cats are supposed to like them right?  Bet this one will have zero interest......... if so I saved a few bob in not buying them.

L-R: Stuffed sock with wollen tail, eyes hot glued on.  Denim mouse with a long tail, mini ball of wool with a tail, woolen spider on a string attached to garden cane.

Everything sprayed with cat nip, so far she is not impressed by the mouse and runs and hides when she see the spider on a string (arachnophobia perhaps? LOL)

Maybe it'll be just a simple case of playing with twine, I shake it she swats it.

On a more serious note.  Please pet owners be responsible and get your pets spayed/neutered.  Shop around for the best price and some organisations offer help towards the cost if you are unemployed.
For those near Tralee Mcgraths Vet will microchip your pet for €22.50! (price quoted by AHNK)

I've named her Juju since she put a spell on us.  I think she may have chosen us as keepers, I guess we'll see once she gets outside next week.  We managed to sneak a collar on during a cuddle and later adjusted it at the next cuddle.  Any other way would have been stressfull. She's still getting used to it, lots of scratching at it etc.

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