Last Christmas was our first with the cats. I know that not everyone understands it, but for my hubby and I Darcy and Sookie are our children and the best thing on Christmas day was of course giving them their present! We had found a toy called 'Panic Mouse', which is battery powered - you turn it on by twisting the mouse's nose and the fishing rod starts flicking about randomly. We wrapped it up and let them sniff it and do the usual 'head rub and chew' investigation, before opening and setting it up for them.
As you can see Mr Darcy and Sookie fell in love with this toy immediately and set to work trying to catch that fidgety bobble at the end of the stick!
In fact they went properly nutso over this toy and were leaping, rolling, stalking and diving in equal measure!
"Must... catch.. the bobbly thing!!"
"Gah almost had it, swat faster Sookie!!"
"...Swat!"The above photo is one of my personal favourites of Sookie even though it's not in focus or anything - it just makes me laugh every time I see it!
"Best toy ever!"
...of course by Boxing Day, Mr D and Sookie decided that it was just as fun to simply lie down and watch the toy flick back and forth and made no further effort to actually play with it ever again! Eventually it was relegated to the back of the cupboard. But for one day it was their favourite toy in the world!
We have already sorted out a couple of presents for this year's cat stockings...but you'll just have to wait until Christmas along with Sookie and Darcy to find out what they get! :)