Thursday, August 5, 2010

Environmental Enrichment

Since the criminals have stepped up their stupidity in our neighborhood, I haven't been able to leave the house as much!

C'mon!  Who breaks into a sheriff's house?  I mean, SERIOUSLY!?!

Anyways!  With as much as it would seem that I would, therefore, have all the time in the world to devote to crafting, I really don't.  I guess it is just another bad week.

I did sorta do something crafty:  I made an environmental enrichment toy for my furbabies.  I used a plastic gum container.  I drilled a hole in the side of it only a smidge bigger than a piece of cat food.  Then I filled 3/4ths of it with cat food and added a pinch of catmint (so as to draw their attention til they learn what it is.)



While it didn't take them long to learn:  "If I smack it across the floor, it rattles!"  Surprisingly, it took a while before they learned that they were smacking food out of it!  Blue noticed it first.  And it quickly turned into a game of one smacks it out and the other steals it!  LOL

~ANKH

14 comments:

Bursts of Bubbles said...

Thats a really good idea and will keep them entertained for some time, they are so cute too :D

Bursts of Bubbles said...

Oh! I was going to say that burgleries are so common here now, before we hardly heard of them and since the last year its every other night, whilst people are asleep or even when they are at home they just tie them up and demand where things are. Its really quite scary.

Rubyfreckles said...

so cute :)

ANKH said...

That's what it is becoming like here. It was in the middle of the day...IN BROAD DAYLIGHT!!! The girl next door saw one of them and recognized him from her high school! This is our 2nd year here and it will be our last! The first year was fine. A car broken into here or there, but after we renewed our lease things just exploded! Now it has gotten to the point to where they are kidnapping people and shooting people and the cops never come! It's like they've just turned their backs on us!!! :(

Dirty Girl Art said...

The cat toy is so funny and creative. I have that I bought for my dogs and they just love it. Wolfeagle

the happy honeybee said...

Kitties are so cute! Great idea for a cat treat, too.

Lisa said...

What a brilliant idea for a cat treat - and it gives them some exercise and a challenge for the old cat-brain, too. Wonderful! If I had a cat, I'd be breaking out the drill, but as I only have next door's horses and dog, it may be a while before I need one of these!

April said...

I would probably watch them for hours playing with that...what a good idea :)

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EvalinaMaria said...

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Ariel Bouvier said...

The environmental enrichment toy is clever. I think I will make one for my kitty Simon.

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Billie Monster said...

Hello!! Just poking my nose in to say hello! This cat toy is genius! Your kit-cats are so cute. :O)

ANKH said...

Thank you all, so much!

Ariel- I would love to see your version! :)

Signe said...

Oh my god, your kittens are the cutest!

Shelby Logsdon said...

Great idea! My furbaby would enjoy this! Cute kitties. :)

Shelby
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