Daily Photo: Fun With Catnip Toys

catnip toys and cat shadow
Catnip Mystery…a collection of pyramids and a mysterious cat shadow…

Our Aunt Carolyn sent along some extra-special handmade toys for some extra-special kids over the weekend, one toy for each kitty—but they couldn’t enjoy them until I had had my fun! Yes, their human, having fun with catnip toys! Well, why not, I drink catnip tea, right? No, just me and that darned camera again…but they catnip pyramids were sooooo pretty and colorful, and it was sooooo sunny and bright, and everyone was awake, all at the same time, I deserve a little fun too, right?

Above you see the “Catnip Mystery”, a collection of powerful catnip pyramids all in gathered together, and who is that mystery cat who casts the shadow approaching the gathering?

Below, Mr. Sunshine yells, “I’m first! I’m first!” as he beats all cats in the world to the catnip toys.

black cat running toward cat toys
“I’m first! I’m first!”

Mr. Sunshine inhaled. See what happened.

black cat with canip toys
Watch Mr. Sunshine’s catnip experience.

Aunt Carolyn is the owner of My Three Cats & Co., Inc. and is a long-time customer and friend, and I also purchase my Drinkwell supplies and other items from her. She always sends along goodies to Mimi and the Fantastic Four, but we don’t call her Auntie for nothing. A cat owner herself long-time board member of FosterCat, Inc. and supporter of cats in shelters and rescues in Pittsburgh, Carolyn was generous enough during the summer I rescued and fostered Mimi and her children to donate food and veterinary care. For me at that time it meant being able to care for them all as a growing family needed with good food and regular veterinary care right from the start. I know that sounds like it walked right out of a script for a commercial, but in the year immediately previous I had lost four senior cats with the expenses related to their last months and end of life, then Lucy was spayed and then diagnosed with FIP and I gave her as much treatment as I could find, and then I lost her too. The last thing I could afford was a litter of kittens, and my friend knew that. When I talk about donating to help others who are fostering kittens and cats, I mean it from personal experience.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Fun With Catnip Toys

  • April 30, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Great photos and lots of fun. And paying-it-forward is the best any of us can do. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

    • April 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

      It’s a great memory, Janet, and it’s always fun to take a play break with them all.


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