My favorite toys ever are those cool, shiny crinkle balls! I love batting them all over the house, carrying them around in my mouth and especially dropping them into the bathtub and playing hockey with them! The only problem is that my roommate — a calico with a torbie face — loves them too, but she isn’t nearly as careful with them as I am. She’ll play with one for, like, five minutes and the next thing I know, she has batted it underneath the stove where neither of us can get it. Then, when I tell my human what has happened, it takes her the longest time to figure out what I am talking about. Sometimes she just ignores me, and meanwhile my sister is doing the same thing with every other crinkle ball in the house. Once, when my human finally figured out what I wanted, she pulled six balls out from under the stove. Well, right now I am down to one crinkle ball and I’d kind of like to hang onto it for as long as possible. Any suggestions?
Crazy for Crinkle Balls
Is there somewhere in the house where your roommate never hangs out? That is where you will want to hide your crinkle ball when you are not playing with it. If your home is like any typical multi-cat household, this should be easier than you might think. I imagine that over the years, your human has bought all sorts of cat toys that she thought were fun, but were actually really lame. You know, some fancy electronic gadget, or a cat cube that looked nice, but smelled funky. Usually these things get shunted off in a corner somewhere because your human keeps hoping that after all the money she spent on them, maybe you will decide you like them someday. Of course, you know that is never going to happen and I bet your sister avoids those toys like the plague. So that is exactly where your crinkle ball should be when not in use — hiding inside or behind one of those stupid toys. Meanwhile, remember that there are still a bunch of crinkle balls under the stove and keep on begging your human to get them back out. If you only play with the one you have left while your roommate is asleep, maybe she will think that there are none left, and she will help you beg. It would be nice if your human would block off the space underneath the stove to keep the balls from flying under there, but if she can’t figure out they are there in the first place, it is a stretch thinking she is capable of doing something to stop them from winding up there.