We are quickly learning how much fun cats are to watch playing. Liesl pounces, chases, runs around like crazy, and bats things around with her paws. I had known that there are all sorts of cardboard cat toys, some quite expensive, and thought there must be something we could make. I found this tutorial on a blog and we promptly set about to making our own. This turned out to be a bit too tall and small for just sitting on, but she has enjoyed it a little bit.
Then we decided to make a scratching post. I think this turned out great. Paul took two pieces of wood, nailed and glued them together and then methodically wrapped twine around it. We glued a felt top and base and then added some little felt mice (really, that’s for us to enjoy). We bought a spring at Home Depot, stretched it out and put one of her jingle balls on one end and then attached it to the twine.
She knew right away what to do with it and it was very satisfying to see her scratch at it. And very funny to see her try to climb it and then have it fall over on her. Oops. I guess the base should have been weighed a bit more.