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Jan. 17th, 2006 | 12:28 am
mood: cranky cranky
posted by: writing_minutia in petucation

My kitten has been very bad. Very bad indeed- scratching up my curtains and clothes. This is not like him, normally. It took me a while and it is not anger but boredom. When someone gave him a new toy he loved it, played with it over and over until he broke it. Then it was back to my drapes (they hang, he loves it).

OSAP hasn't come in so I can't afford new toys.There's only so long he can be entertained by the pill bottles he stole from me (don't worry- I doubt he could open it but just in case I put in a lone iron pill so it would make a rattle and figured the iron would be the least dangerous pill though he has yet to ever eat a pill off the floor). I have given him water bottles (both empty and with some reflective water), toilet paper rolls, a box,some of my "party" beads hanging off of a doorknob, paper balls...

Any ideas for free (read homemade) cat toys? They have to be safe enough that he can play with them alone while I'm at class.

Addendum: Temporary fix- the balcony door blew wide open and he was watchin the cars outside through the screen door for over an hour (boy my living room got cold). Then, he was watching the action sequences in "Last Action Hero". Cars and action movies, this is what he like. He's such a boy! ;-)

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sabletron

From: sabletron
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
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my cat keeps himself quite entertained with just a crumpled up piece of paper.

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Paige Wright

From: writing_minutia
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
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That's what I meant by paper balls.

I don't actually like giving him that because he then seems to get the idea that he can play with my homework.

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Abbeh

From: donrufie
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
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this sort of thing works pretty well: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63399.0
(there's a tutorial with it)

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Paige Wright

From: writing_minutia
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
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Those are so cute!

I don't have the supplies but I am going to save the pattern for when I get money. Thanks :-)

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Abbeh

From: donrufie
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
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no problem ^_^
felt is really cheap :3 about $.20 a square or less, so they're very low-budget and all

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Paige Wright

From: writing_minutia
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
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yeah but if I had cash, I'd do my laundry. Luckily I had a lot of pasta and cans to get me through these lean "times". lol

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Abbeh

From: donrufie
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
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I hope you really like pasta o.o

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Paige Wright

From: writing_minutia
Date: Jan. 17th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
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I won't by the end of this ;-)

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ani_no_mouse

From: ani_no_mouse
Date: Jan. 18th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
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My cats are fond of empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls, which i give them to distract them from batting at my hands as I grade papers. They also like empty boxes with scrunched up newspaper inside. (I have a lot of these because i just moved a few months ago - but if you don't have any, you can usually pick some up at grocery stores or liquor stores.) I turn the boxes upside down and cut entrance and exit holes in the sides of them. This not only gives them play spaces, it also allows them to escape from the dog when they don't want to play his games.

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