Packages From Near and Far

Happy Sunday efurryone! My Sunday started out perfect. All three of us kitties snuggled in bed with mom for a really long time while she finished a book she was reading. It must have been a big book cause it took hours and hours to read. Plus there were scritches and games of ‘chase mom’s fingers under the blankie’. It was lovely.

Now for my excitement this weekend. I got two packages – one from nearby and one from very far away. The first package was the one from far away. It came all the way from New Zealand from my furriend @rumblepurr.

See at the top? It says “New Zealand Post” Isn’t that pawsome?

Of course I had to inspect the package furry carefully before I let Mom open it for me.

Sniff, Sniff. I can smell Rumblefamily on it. Cool.

Wait ’til you see what was inside. It was a kiwi. It even made kiwi noises. Isn’t it cute? There was also a lovely card from @rumblepurrand a little finger puppet.

Getting acquainted.

The other box was from Nip and Bones. It had the snail and dental chew toys I ordered with my #pawpawty prize gift certificate, and also a surprise!

See the purple, green, and white fringy thing? That’s a Go Cat Go Spiky Ball! I didn’t buy it, but it’s not a present, either. I got it for a furry special reason.  Baby Patches selected me to be one of her toy testers! I’m so excited about that. We get toys to test and right a review about. Of course, I don’t get paid to do reviews. I do them because I want to help Baby Patches and Nip and Bones find just the right stuff fur us to buy.

Well Baby Patches knows how much I like to play fetch, so she thought I’d be the purrfect cat to test out the Spiky Ball to see if Nip and Bones should carry it. We have thirty days to play with and review the toys, but I didn’t need thirty days. I’ve hardly stopped playing with since mom took it off the card for me. Candy and EK like it, too.

Here are the pros and cons, pros first:
It flies well when mom throws it.
It’s nice and soft to bite into so I can carry it easily.
It’s light enough to bat around and toss in the air.
It’s big enough to fight with and almost big enough to bunny kick.
It slides really well on the wood floors.

It doesn’t bounce well.
It’s too big to go under the door to play door hockey.

As you can see, the con list is really short.

Here’s a video of me playing with it:

That’s my review of the Spiky Ball. I would highly recommend it for any cat that likes to play fetch or chase, or likes toys they can carry around in their mouth easily.

Even though these aren’t toys that were sent for testing, later in the week I’ll do a review of the toys we ordered. One we liked, the other we ignored. Check back later in the week to find out which was which. MOL Have a good week efurryone!

Game Time!

I love to play games. The best games are the ones Mom plays with me. Of course, we never seem to want to play at the same time. She wants to play after dinner while we watch tv. I want to play in the morning when she’s getting ready for work or at night when she’s sleeping.

I have several favorites – chase the little red dot from Mom’s flashy mouse, fetch, and slide things back and forth under the bathroom door. Oh, and I like to chase Mom’s hands and feet when they move under the blankets. One of the best games is keep away. Mom tries to pick me up to give me hugs and scritches and I stay just out of reach. Of course, I love my hugs and scritches so I eventually let Mom catch me.

I love to run, so fetch is always a good game. Mom throws a mousie and I run as fast as I can to get it and bring it back so she’ll throw it again. Sometimes instead of throwing it, she’ll dangle it in front of me and I box it. I’m a very good boxer, and mousies make good punching bags. (Don’t worry mouse lovers – we’re not playing with real live mousies.)

Sometimes I run just cause it’s fun to run. I zoom and zoom and zoom all over the place. Mom makes jokes about me being chased by dragons. She says I run around like my tail is on fire. Silly Mom. The dragons wouldn’t set my pretty tail on fire. They like me!