Would you like to know how Star reacted to Leo's birthday toys?
I thought so.
Star was sitting on the bed, back to the singing birdy feather ball, ignoring every attempt we made to get her to look at it. She gave it one sniff, then ignored it completely. Not her style.
So I picked up the plastic encased compressed catnip ball that Leo has only given a few licks since that first day. I lifted the top plastic, which does not make a sound. About a half a moment later, Star's ears perked, her head swung around toward me and she pranced, yes, my 13 year old kitty pranced across the bed toward me!
I dumped the ball out into my hand and showed it to her, she was in sniff heaven. I dropped it on the bed and tried to make it roll, but it's hard to roll anything on a soft squishy bed.. She got tired of my attempts and grabbed it with a paw to pull it toward herself.
Star immediately started licking the ball and then fell on it. But don't take my word for it. Watch for yourself!
By the time she was done, she was all goggle eyed, purry and soaking wet from both drooling and licking herself. The ball was so wet that it was a little mushy, something I didn't think was possible! I had to put it away for fear she'd become a strung out nip ball addict... She gets custody of the ball every few days, whenever she's upstairs when I am. And her reaction is about the same.
I'm only afraid she might find where I store it soon and I'll find her in a pool of her own drool with a half sized nip ball and her singing some 60's psychodelic song like 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' or, considering the liquid, 'We All Live In A Yellow Submarine'.
Speaking of cat toys that drive them wild! Considering the reactions I've heard and seen to the Donation toy sets, I'm surprised the mailmen walking the streets, unsuspectedly carrying a load of kitty crack, aren't being mobbed by and/or followed by hordes of nip-seeking kitties!
I expect that one day they'll track the packages down to me and I'll be arrested and charged with CATastrophic interferrence with the mail system..
But until that happens! You can still get your set of fabulous nip cat toys AND help Winnie's Wish at the same time! For that minimum donation of $15 you can have your very own set of five proven toys! Check out the FUN FUN FUNdraiser post for details!