It is a known fact that I DO NOT play! I shun the Play Circuit track toy and the Cat’s Meow. Feather toys annoy and scare me. And forget the red dot. It moves too fast, and too many of my fursibs are charging through the house in a pack trying to catch it. And they don’t care who is in their path. At best, I will sit on the stairs and watch them.
But wait…what is this? It’s a red dot. It’s moving about the room all on its own. Mom is not controlling and whipping it around sending all the
morons other cats into a frenzy. How could this be?
Hey, it’s a new toy, and it generates a slower and more erratic red dot. Mom is no where in sight and my competition seems to be holding back a little. Dot, do you want me to play? You do. Well, maybe just a little.
Wow, this is fun. Watch out dot, here I come!
This Independent Gyrating Red Dot Generator* (my name for it) makes a crazy whirring sound. When I hear it, I come running from wherever I am in the house. I think the other cats hold back a little (though they do play sometimes) when they hear this ’cause most of them don’t like strange noises. Yippee for me ’cause I don’t mind! I will even let Chris (our housekeeper) bring the vacuum right up to my toes without budging.
Unfortunately, Calista Jo decided she wanted to play during this particular session. As she is young and rambunctious, I deferred to her pouncing playfulness.
Sorry, red dot! It was fun while it lasted and, I know we will be together again soon.
Purrs and Paw-pats, Giulietta
Now for a few words from Mom: I had promised a while back to award the 2013 Blog of the Year Award to anyone needing just one star in order to have all six. I heard from only one kitty, Oui Oui from Twinkletoe Tails. So…here is your final star, Oui Oui. And hint, hint…we only need one more star to have all six as well.
Several of you left comments on our attention-getting Easy Like Sunday: Full Stools post about where your mind went (and it wasn’t to furniture) when you read that headline. That’s pretty much what I expected and was surprised more of the commenters didn’t say that.
Our bag lady, Astrid, wanted me to tell you about her bag. It’s the only one she has selected for napping. I believe this is because it is the insulated grocery bag which has all the Barn Cat Buddies adoption binders, paperwork and thank you notes. I believe she thinks by sleeping in that bag she can prevent me from working on anything that has to do with other kitties.
* This is the toy I recently purchased for the kitties.
FroliCat BOLT Interactive Laser Pet Toy
A final few words from Giulietta: Mom was not being as generous as she wants you to believe. Though I am especially grateful, I know she purchased this because she is just plain L-A-Z-Y. One of her New Year’s Promises was to actively play with us everyday. Now she and Dad think they can turn this thing on for several 15-minute sessions per day, and we will all be purrfectly happy, and she will be keeping her promise.
Note to Mom: N-O-T!
Yow Guilietta dat red laser dot lookz like fun. Me doez not like laser dotz n neither did Aunti Mingflower me…we both haz eye prublemz n n hert to watch da dot….not shure if it iz a Siamesey fing or not!!!
Ya waz so sweet to let Calista Jo play too…
Haz fun Guilietta n Cali Jo.
Lub frum fursis Nylablue xxx
How much fun! I wonder what would happen if mama got me one of those red dots…?
that looks so much fun!xx Speedy
That is a great toy…glad you are having such fun with it!
Mommy just let out a loud, “Well DRAT.” (She was hoping to get away with the same thing. N-O-T.)
That red dot sure does look fun though!
Your Mama is smart Giulietta! This way you are kept entertained and she can do other things 🙂
We love chasing the red dot! Especially wild man Levon!
Have fun with yours.
the critters in the cottage xo
That red dot toy looks like lots of fun Giulietta. I don’t play with my dot. I am like Sparkle and keep looking at where it comes from.
That looks like a fun new toy! I hope you have many fun hours playing with it!
Guiletta we recently got one of those Bolts and guess what? The ones who like to chase dots chased it and the ones who apparently can’t even see the dots didn’t. Mom was so hopeful. She has bought so many toys for us that sit and gather moss. (Moss? Mom we don’t’ have any moss indoors, but we would like it if you don’t mind) We are so glad you are happy with the red dot machine! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!
WOWEE the red dot is driving me crazy even in the photos! I’d love to come and play with you all! Pawesome! =^.^=
Oh I’ve seen that toy and it looks way cool BUTTTT I’m one of those guys who doesn’t like noisy stuff so probably unless I wear earmuffs I wouldn’t enjoy it. Darn! It’s not like I don’t have plenty of toys believe me – I’ve got TONS – but something new once in a while is nice – yes?
We so want one of those. Popping over to Google to check it out. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
That looks like fun! Our hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon likes to plays with red dot but me thinks she would kill that toy!
That looks like a fun toy. We are gonna tell mama we want one. When she plays with the other red dot we spend more time following her hand than the dot.
Our mama is laughing about Astrid, the bag lady, sleeping in the bag with the adoption binders. Adam likes to sleep in mama’s TNR bag.
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
Thanks so much for the last star! And you guessed right about the boxing kitty over at Sparkle’s. We will just hafta see if the advice works, or not. We hate to say it, but we are all red dot morons here.
Thanks for showing us this new toy, we want one. We can’t figure out what is so funny about the red dot. Whenever the dot appears our pawrents start laughing. They think it is really funny when the red dot runs under the furniture and we sit and wait for it to come out. Some of us try peeking under the furniture or swiping under the furniture with our paws trying to get that pesky red dot. What’s so darn funny? Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
My human doesn’t play the red dot with me much – I keep looking at where the light is coming from instead of the dot, and she says that’s not healthy for my eyes!
Not to change the subject, but I just discovered that the animated Tuxie cat on your blog site purrs when you hover over it with the mouse. Cool beans! (It doesn’t take much to amuse some people.)
Well that does sound like fun and needs to be added to my wish list!
Mom looked at that toy for us too. We should start bugging her again!
The Florida Furkids
The head peep hasn’t bought one, but she’s just as lazy. Is it a really loud noise that it makes? We might be afraid of it, too.
This is great exercise for cats and they seem to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this neat product.
MOL!! Mom got one of those Frolic Cat’s for the same reason your Mom got one! All I can say is LAZY!! Love, Cody
Oh, have that toy and it is one of the best things I ever got for my cats. I only have 2 cats now ( sad sigh …) but they come running when they hear the whirring of the automatic dancing dot.
We have one of those Bolt things. We don’t play with it as much anymore. Maybe because the mom forgets to turn it on for us! Hey, we can’t do that ourselves, you know! 🙂