Old Corks Make the Best Cat Toys

by walksoftly

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One of the best and most appreciated “found” cat toys in this house is a simple cork from a wine bottle.  I surmise it’s a combination of the cork’s shape, weight, size, and texture plus bounce-ability that makes this so.  They are soft enough to bite into and carry around, and probably about the size and weight of a real mouse. Then there’s the added benefit that, with a flick of a paw, they roll quite nicely down the stairs and, when they hit a hard surface, they bounce and bounce.  Last, there’s the fact that the shape allows string, cord, or ribbon of all sorts to be tied around the middle of the cork, once again putting the human to work entertaining the cats by pulling the cork around on the floor, or dangling it teasingly off the kitty condo.

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(c) Copyright 2014, PeggyMalnati. All rights reserved. Photos my own.

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