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Cardboard tube toy


The time has come, the walrus said!  No, no, I can’t start by quoting Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  If I do I’ll never stop.

Ahem, it’s time to dig around Pinterest and find another DIY cat toy to be met with either exuberance or disdain.  How did I do this week?  During a jaunt around the interwebs I found this cardboard tube toy at Four White Paws.  This toy involved a tad bit more effort than my previous outings.  Here’s what you’ll need:

-A tissue box or similarly sized cardboard box.

-Enough toilet paper cardboard tubes or cut down paper towel tubes to fit into said box.

-Good ‘ol Elmer’s school glue.

-The toys and treats your cats love.

Here’s what you do:  Get out the glue, line those tubes up, and start gluing them in.  I found that shoving them in 3×5 made them nice and snug when the glue dried.  Wait a few hours for the glue to dry, and then drop in your cat’s favorite toys.


So how did I do this week?  I think you could call it an actual success!  And it only took three weeks to make a toy that’s acceptable.  The glue had hardly dried and the toys were barely in, when fluffy Oliver Twist sauntered up and started poking around and batting at it.  He actually seemed to have a pretty good time.  Of course, as the days have gone on, he’s become a little less interested, but I think if I switched out the toys or treats for something new, this might solve the problem.  The one little downside is that only Oliver is interested.   This toy doesn’t seem to exist to Gus and Pie.  Wow, Pie hasn’t played with anything so far.  She’d rather sleep by the stove, waiting for the hot air from the furnace to hit her.  Oh well, I’m not going to dwell on those little issues.  I’m just going to be satisfied that one cat is actually interested in a homemade toy.  Let’s see what next week brings.

Keep soaring to the stars, everyone!


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  • Aria | Purrfectly Inspired December 2, 2015, 5:40 pm

    “…to talk of other things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings!”
    Just thought I’d finish it out for you…
    Go Oliver! He’s so cute…

    • Amanda December 2, 2015, 5:56 pm

      Haha! That’s great! Nothing like a little Lewis Carroll, right?

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