Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cat Enrichment At Home

At the zoo on animal comforts day, they said pet owners should try to provide some special activities for their pets at home to keep them from getting bored, such as making them work for their food. Since I finally found the Temptations treats that both our cats like, I decided I'd give it a try. I had an long cardboard tube from some shelf paper I used up and put some treats inside. Sure enough, both my cats wanted those treats and put some effort into getting them. Manny discovered it first:

Manny: Hey Spunky, there are treats in here!

Spunky: I think I got it!

Spunky: Yeah, it's in there all right. I see it!

Manny: Let me try.

Spunky: Let's see if mine will reach.

Manny: I'm going to try pulling it out again.

I don't exactly know how they finally did it, but when we got home from church, the treats were all gone.


Daisy said...

What a great idea! I am going to ask my Mommie to do that for me, too.

The Florida Furkids said...

We think they waited for you to leave so you would try it again and they would get more treats!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Unknown said...

Ahh, those were the days--when I could have hours of fun playing with a cardboard tube. Oh, well, we change, grow up, mature. But I miss my tube sometimes.

I Miss My Hair

Mrs4444 said...

Great idea. I'll bet they felt very accomplished afterwards :)

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