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Back in high school I had this beautiful, small Gray Torti named Samarai. Yes, I realize I had no idea how to spell Samurai, but that is beside the point. The point is that we had a blissful life together for a couple of years. Girl had hops and she loved to race outside as soon as the door opened. She would lovingly bring birds and other small animals to the doorstep in an act of love. I still have her first hairball. (stop, it’s not weird AT.ALL) She slept on my neck every night before she suffered a tragic garage door accident, and I still can’t look at her picture without getting all teary-eyed. She died when I was 17, so suffice it to say, she’s been gone for a really, really long time.
I love cats. I *might* even be more of a cat person than a dog person, but no other cats have given me that first “OMG I NEED THAT CAT” impression since Sam.
Until I met PopTart a little over a month ago.
PetSmart always has cats and kittens on display for people to adopt from a local pet rescue. This sweet black and white thing immediately caught my eye. His sweet disposition was radiating from the little room he was living in. My mom and I sought someone out so we could look at this sweet kitten. He immediately came to me and started purring. When I picked him up, he rested his head on my chest and I was done. He reminded me so much of Sam, not at all in the way he looked, but in his temperament and personality. He was sweet but adventurous and really fun, and he loved human contact.
I had to have him. Talking Kyle into letting me bring PopTart home wasn’t the easiest task, but he finally obliged and now he’s gone on this cat too. Initially his name was going to be Alexander Hamilton (obsession) and we were going to call him “Hammy”, but when we got him home, he wouldn’t stop playing with a PopTart box, and I couldn’t stop laughing about the prospect of calling the cat PopTart, so PopTart it was.
Of course I went a little overboard buying toys for PopTart the day we brought him home. I wanted to make sure he had enough toys to satisfy his adventurous nature, and things that would stimulate him so that he wouldn’t take too much of an interest in MY things.
“Wobbert wobbles but he can’t fall down!”
Nerd, I know.
Wobbert is a special, thoughtful little guy who delivers treats through a hole in his side when your cat plays with him and knocks him over just right. Getting my cat to make the connection between the treat and the play wasn’t difficult.
I added the treats inside Wobbert’s body then showed Wobbert to PopTart. He sniffed it a little bit and then was like, “Okay lady, what’s up with this thing?”
I shook a treat out and let him eat it from my hand, then shook a treat out onto the floor, and that was it. He batted it around a little more and found that after a few bats, a treat was produced.
PopTart played with Wobbert like that for a couple of days, but we upped the ante by adding one of the Pull ‘n Play strings to Wobbert’s head. The string adds a fun element to the toy but is also a treat!
The Friskies Pull N Play Pack gives your cat the ability to stalk something then be rewarded for their stalking skills, a necessary play time enrichment activity for cats. The Pull N Play Pack includes “Wobbert,” a fun wobble toy, edible string treats and Friskies Party Mix treats! There are 2 ropes in each pack and 9 strings in each rope. They can be fed alone or as part of the Pull ‘n Play Play Pack, and they come in three flavors: Chicken & Cheese, Salmon & Shrimp, and Tuna & Crab so playtime is more delicious!
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