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Old 10-29-2007, 08:28 PM   #41
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That is bizarre. This is more funny than bizarre………V, the youngest, has gotten into the habit of trying to catch sun beams. She jumps and flips and paws, but can never seem to hold that sun beam down!

Anyone else buy a laser pointer?!?!?!? FUN!!!!
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:30 PM   #42
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Yep....gotta love those laser pointers. We keep one on the table near the sofa in the family room. When the TV schedule is crappy there's always a guarantee of a great program in the family room. We can get a full blown Keystone Cops thing going.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:36 PM   #43
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We buy the el-cheapo laser pointer keychains from the “dollar boxes” at a local flea market. They don’t last terribly long, but for a dollar, they do well. They have a keychain on them, and the chain jangles and makes noise. All the babies know that sound, and whenever I bring it out, I try to muffle the sound, but they always hear it and come running. It’s hilarious to see them in the middle of the floor looking around for that evil red dot even before it shows up. They KNOW it’s coming, but just can’t see it yet.
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Mine are all too old to come running for anything other than food or the suggestion of some love. The youngest is four but has an old soul. He is also FIV positive so maybe he just sped through the early years.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:42 PM   #45
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We do the same thing, keltin. That is buy them cheap, cheap.

One of our boys, C.J., regularly makes a fool of himself chasing that same "evil red dot." There is all manner of running, jumping and crashing...some not so cat-like graceful. That's when he walks away and says, "I meant that. I meant that."
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We do the same thing, keltin. That is buy them cheap, cheap.

One of our boys, C.J., regularly makes a fool of himself chasing that same "evil red dot." There is all manner of running, jumping and crashing...some not so cat-like graceful. That's when he walks away and says, "I meant that. I meant that."
Itís great isnít it! Iím glad to know weíre not the only ones! Iím sure there are more technical uses for a laser pointer, but in my mind CAT TOY is number one! Even the eldest will get up and get some exercise for the evil red dot. Too funny!
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OMG ~ I turned the sound up and the two little kittens came running and mom was trying to find out who was calling her babies.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:42 AM   #48
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From what I've read cats see best when something (possible prey aka laser dotl) is moving. Mine go nuts over a moving laser light not to mention wallowing in crumbled catnip spread over some newspaper. Rubbing the dried catnip between your hands releases the essential oils (aphrodisiac is a better word) and I have 3 of the goofiest guys around. Anyone else's cats go nuts over catnip?
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Hey, Buck.........are you sure that Torie isn't the reincarnation of a possible high schooler sitting in a boring math class????


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Our indoor President cat, Torie isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. She sits in a corner all day staring at the air. Occasionally we have to remind her to breathe.

But we love her anyway.
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None of the cats I have ever owned have expressed the slightest interest in catnip but they have all loved cat thyme, which isn't a real thyme by the way. The also prefer normal grass to cat grass.
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