So I ordered Ivy a bag of colorful pipe cleaners. I could have ordered some that were plain, but I figured the colorful ones would add to her fun. (And they’d be easier for me to locate on the floor).
The bag of pipe cleaners came yesterday and I took some out and bent them into a circle. Then I wrapped the ends around the circle until they were inside it.
I didn’t want her to poke an eye out!
Some of you mentioned that your cats loved them, and Ivy does too.
It’s so funny to see her throw one up in the air and then jump up after it. At least it gives her more exercise.
Playing Fetch With Pipe Cleaners:
She also brings them to me to play fetch. It’s one thing to throw a swirly toy that will roll. The circles of pipe cleaners just fall and don’t move.
Still, she loves it.
So thanks for recommending them to me. Who would have thought simple pipe cleaners could create so much fun for a cat?
But then, cats can be odd creatures. They like boxes and containers they can squeeze inside. And things you’d throw away like price tags and such.
And they’re so darned curious! I don’t think there is one nook or cranny in this apartment that Ivy hasn’t investigated.
Ivy Must Sniff Anything New:
If something new is brought in, whether it be furniture or something else, Ivy has to sniff it.
Right now she’s up on the cupboard staring out. I know her pattern. Soon she will get down and jump on the couch and take her morning nap.
The nap might linger into the afternoon. Cats seem to sleep a lot.
Then she’ll get up for her small afternoon meal of canned cat food she gets twice a day. I don’t give her very much because I keep dry cat food out for her.
Cats & Their Many Naps:
Ivy will quickly eat that up and then take another nap, typically. Then she’ll come to me wanting me to give her love. I’ll pet her or comb her or brush her.
She likes to sit at the end of my chair next to me.
In the evening after I stream an episode or two of TV, I’ll go back to the bedroom to read. And often she goes with me.
I wake up in the middle of the night and many times she’s curled up on that stack of quilts next to the bed sleeping.
Ivy and I have become pretty routine mates, I’d say.
Thanks for suggesting the pipe cleaners. She’s having a ball with them.
And she’s also pushing them under furniture, then begging me to get the yardstick to get them out.