Monday, August 17, 2015

Is It a Toy? Is It a Treat?

Last week I teased you with a picture of my kitties exploring a new treat toy that we found on sale. If you haven't seen this thing before, it's got two kinds of treats. There's a soft-ish string like treat that you stick in the toy's ears (does that seem as weird to you as it does to me??) and crunchy treats you put in the belly. There is a weighted, rounded bottom so that when the kitties whack at it, the treats fall out of the hole in the side.
I imagine it would rock better on a hard floor, not on carpet, but we were lazy and put it where we could get pictures easily.
As I've mentioned, Leo has not been a fan of any kind of treat for a long time. He acts like we're trying to poison him with Temptations.. He will even turn his nose up at their nightly canned food snack if it's not up to his standards, and even if he does like it, he only eats a bit, then walks away. The girls, however, are treat lovers!
So this ought to be good, right?
It started promising. When I opened the pouch with the stringy treats in it, Leo came running! Whoo hoo, something he'll like? It took me a few minutes to set the thing up, especially with three kitties pacing over my toes as I fiddled with it.
I set it down and.. I shared a picture last Wednesday of sniffing.
There was lots of sniffing! And a very promising bitey on the stringy treat from Leo! I was excited!
Leo: *chomp* Stringy!
Glitter: I smell... treats! Where are they?
Cashmere: It smells like they're here.. but all I see is this weird rocking cat thing..
He didn't even leave teeth marks on that string treat..
And Greg had to give it a whack and knock some treats out to show them how it was done.

Leo: That didn't taste like my stringy toy..
Cashmere: I swear there is something edible around here somewhere.
Glitter: Seriously, make with the treats, lady.

Cashmere: Hey! Where did this one come from?
Leo: *sniff sniff* eh, is that all?
Glitter: Where? Lemme see some!

Glitter: Seriously.. I'm gonna ask one more time.. Where. Are. The. Treats?
Leo: Um, you're scaring me.. I think I'm outta here!
Cashmere: There was one right here.. but I eated it.

Cashmere: I think I see some in there.
Glitter: Great! But how do we get them out?

Cashmere: Maybe we don't get them out.. maybe we stick out nose in!
Glitter: I think one touched the carpet here before.. they smell like good treats.

Glitter: Did sticking your nose in work?
Cashmere: I don't want to talk about it.. *snort* I tink I hab treat dust ub by dose..

Oh there's more to come.. To be continued! (think they'll figure it out?)


Shari said...

That is one wild looking toy!

Rose, the grown up kitten!

Jenna Meow said...

very interesting looking indeed.

The Island Cats said...

That sure looks like fun!

Hannah and Lucy said...

It looks as though Glitter and Cashmere are enjoying the smell of those treats and the thought of Cashmere with treat dust up her nose made us giggle.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Eastside Cats said...

I've been wondering if those things were worthwhile; we have trained the cats NOT to eat anything string-like, or we think we've trained them...

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Joanie knocked all the treats out and ate the string too- no one else got a turn.

Summer said...

I can tell it wasn't an immediate hit! Can't wait to see the rest.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Mom Paula keeps trying to get one of those for us, but they're always sold out.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That sounds like a little bit frustrating but fun too!

The Chans