Water Bottle: A Cat’s Best Toy
I’m cheap when it comes to toys for my animals. Part of being a mostly carnivorous beast is the fun of tearing stuff apart with tooth and nail. This is very true of even the domesticated cat or dog. Those of you who have lost furniture, shoes, kitchen appliances, and the occasional bottle of cleaner know exactly what I mean.
Meet Picabuche, which is old conquistador Spanish for something like ‘bossy trouble maker’. I call him Pico for short – because he is one of the largest house cats I have ever had and because pico means tiny in modern Spanish. (My parents have an elderly cowboy neighbor who usually forgets my name and has been calling my picabuche since highschool. Hmmmm…..Has my inner personality and desire for world domination showing through, even then?)
He spent a lot of time keeping me company while I recovered from ankle surgery. He was simply lounging on the bed one day and bumped into my bottle of bubbly water. Any clear liquid that is carbonated will do. He was fascinated by those bubbles and trying to attack them through the slick plastic kept him occupied for a good 30 minutes (which is damn near 2 years in cat time).
So, if you have a cat that needs to be kept entertained while you are out, trying to do homework, watch a movie, do chores, or blog, pull out a bottle of bubbly water, poor yourself a glass, reseal, and leave in front of said beastie.