Friday, August 12, 2011

My Budget Conscious Baby


MVI_1132 a video by M'roy on Flickr.

When Emma first came to us, as new parents and newbie in cat ownership, I especially bought her toys - balls and fevver and even a cat tree (which she didn't even touch after 2 weeks, so we returned it unused).

She wasn't particularly crazy about the balls either nor the fevver. She and later on Buster much preferred playing ball with crumpled paper and instead of fevver, they opted for our bathrobe sash.

Oh they made us happy by making toys out of whatever we have in the house. The money we save goes to treats. I think it's a win-win situation, right?

Happy weekend everyfurry!

16 comments:

  1. WOWIE! Our Mommy needs to get a bathrobe! We never knew...

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  2. That is very wise, not to mention lots of fun! Happy weekend everyone!

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  3. Fun on a budget ... we love it! :) Have a great weekend, friends!

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  4. We love our cat tree, but other than that, I can guarantee you that the more expensive and more complicated (read: mechanical) a toy is, the more likely we cats will NEVER use it! But don't tell my human - I like it when she spends scads of money on me. It shows that she cares.

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  5. I like treats, and I like to play with stuff. My toys are good, but sometimes I play with my friends' shoes. :)

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  6. Hi

    I just came to your nice blog from Annie's (Churches in Venice). There's always room for more nice cat stories, and photos!

    Yvonne, who used to be a dog snob. :-)

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  7. It's so true about the toys! Yes we have a scratch post, but Austin's favourite "toy" is an old apron with lots of dangly bits! Oh and rolled up bits of paper. We saved ourselves a lot of money lol >^..^<

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  8. We think that is a big win-win! Our favorite toys are the paperball balls. The bestest toys are the house toys we, ummmmm, find around in "stuff."

    Have a good weekend!

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  9. Can you come over and give us some tips please cos mum says we have too much stuff.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  10. It's hard not to be tempted to buy all those toys when they are packaged to attract the humans! The bathrobe sash looks like fun!

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  11. My Cody is quite similar. I don't understand him sometimes. My Angel Bobo was wonderful about playing with his toys and keeping himself entertained. Not Cody.

    so many toys I buy him go untouched. I have cat houses he never uses. I had one here that sat for at least an entire year before he went inside of it and now he uses it all the time.

    Certain toys (like the cat tree) you have to give them much longer to get used to/investigate.

    Cody's favorite toys are his Neko flies and mice...that's it...period!

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  12. You look very smexay there playing with your Human's sash, Emma! The Human buys me toys, and sometimes I play with them, and sometimes I don't. She never knows, heh heh!

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  13. My mama just donated a whole big basket of toys that we nefur touched. We do haf our fafurite balls and mouseys but most toys don't interest us. We love the bathrobe sash too!

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  14. One of our favorits is the ring off of plastic bottles. They usually disappear under something in an hour or less.

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  15. Aw, what a great toy that is Emma! Hope your weekend was awesome!

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  16. That's a great toy--we play with mama robe sash, but never when she's home!

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