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Friday, August 07, 2009

Friday Q&A!!

People who have pets will tell you that they often prefer found toys as opposed to bought ones, like the cute mouse toy on the left. My cats Pixie and Turnip Ann are no exception. They adore string, jewelry, and q-tips. We discovered the interest in q-tips when I was removing old nail polish. Turnip Ann nabbed several. Now we have to keep the bathroom trash covered so she won't go exploring.

What are your pets' favorite toys?



At 8:40 AM, Blogger Terry Odell said...

Way back when, the family dog LOVED the rubber doorstop that held the door between kitchen and family room (the only two rooms in the house where he was allowed to be). Of course, the door would close, confining him to the family room.

And apparently it had to be THAT doorstop, because we bought him one of his very own, which he ignored. (Of course it worked just fine holding the door open)

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Terry McLaughlin said...

Hi, Mo :-)!

When I was young, our family cats used to enjoy batting around the little plastic rings that sealed milk jugs.

One of our dogs loves knotted dish towels. He scrambles for something to put in his mouth whenever we "notice" him (he's a bird dog and feels most presentable carrying something in his mouth), and the towels make handy tug-o'-war toys if someone happens to be in the mood to play ;-).

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Judy said...

Tennis balls! If we found one while we were out walking, my dog had to carry it home if she wanted it. We had quite a collection. She also liked to play with my walking shoes, but only if they were on my feet. :-)

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

Now that's an interesting toy choice--a doorstop. I love how the dog didn't want one of his very own!

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

Yup, my cats like those plastic milk rings, too! They bat them along the kitchen floor.

I betted knotted dish towels are cheaper than the knotted toys at the pet stores!

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

At your mention of tennis balls, I'm remembering them--covered in dog slobber. My family had a beagle that liked to retrieve them. I can still see her prancing with one in her mouth!

At 12:33 PM, Blogger Judy said...

Dancing is a good description, Mo. They own the world, not unlike a child playing with the cardboard box instead of the toy that came in it. :-)

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Merrillee said...

My husband use to play racquetball, and our dog loved those little blue balls.

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Terry Odell said...

Ah, yes, the raquetballs. Our dog would chew on them and they'd fly out of his mouth; he'd chase them and start all over.

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

The "New York Cat" in our household prefers crumpled up paper or tissue from the wastepaper basket to store bought toys. He loves to tip over the wastepaper basket to get them.

His father was an alleycat and his mother was on the streets for a while as well. New York Cat, though, has never set a paw on a city street. I figure trash is in his genes.

At 2:10 PM, Blogger MJFredrick said...

Mama Kitty likes shadows. She know just where the shadows will be at certain times of the day and waits for us to come make shadows for her to chase.

She and YaYa both like office supplies, too.

The dog likes to grab wet wash cloths out of the laundry. Never fails I find one wadded up somewhere.

At 7:02 PM, Blogger Louisa Cornell said...

My shoes when I come home from the bakery. I have to remember to put them out of reach or I will soon hear the thump, thump, thump of them being dragged down the hall so that any and all stray icing on them can be consumed in secret.

Toilet paper and paper towels. Did you know five dogs can reduce a six pack of Bounty paper towels into a ticker tape parade in less than five minutes?

My cats prefer Wal-Mart bags. They hide in them and pounce on the dogs or they chase them. The funniest thing I ever saw was the time Frodo (the meanest chihuahua to ever live) got his foot hung in a Wal-Mart bag and raced frantically throughout the house being chased by four very excited cats. It did not end well for the bag, or for the chihuahua for that matter. He was traumatized for hours, poor fellow.

My 24 pound black cat Bagheera's favorite toy? The heads of the five dogs. He sits up high and waits for them to pass so that he can thump them on the head with his enormous paw. Hours of entertainment (the dogs aren't that bright. They keep going back for more.) and he doesn't have to move.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Delle Jacobs said...

Jinx only has one favorite toy. Garter snakes.

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Tori Scott said...

Blue loves tennis balls and frisbies, dish towels for tug of war, and snapping turtles (big ones!) to prove his barking prowess. Daisy prefers to be lazy.


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