A package came in the mail, addressed to my human. She insisted, however, that it was really for me — and sure enough, it was a brand new toy from Casbah Kitten! Their cat toys are made from eco felt and organic catnip, and tested out by resident kitties Jane and Alice, who often blog about their findings. A couple of weeks ago they generously offered to send toys out to a select few kitties for testing, and I got to be one of them! Even so, I had to look inside the bag to see if there was anything there for my human. Nope. Just a note saying that this new toy will probably be available in the Casbah Kitten Esty store on June 15.
The toy is a pig — with wings! Here is his face:
And in case you were wondering — yes, they remembered to add the curly tail:
Binga, of course, had to see if it met with her exacting standards.
Then she made sure it could take a licking.
Yes, she decided it definitely could take a licking.
I thought for sure Boodie would like it, since she is such a nip fiend, but she seemed to have her doubts.
Considering how she behaves at dinnertime, maybe she thought the toy was a joke on her.
My human wasn’t sure if I was going to like it because I usually play with little toys I can toss in the air and use as hockey pucks. Plus I’m generally not that big a nip head. But I think they put some sort of special kind of catnip in this toy because it resonated with me more than it did with the other cats.
Next thing she knew, I was on the floor, licking it, kicking it and claiming it as my own!
I also found a new game to play with it that’s even better than hockey — soccer! It’s really lightweight so I get a lot of action from it. My human wanted to get a video of me kicking it around the room, but unfortunately my favorite time to do this is around midnight, when it’s too dark for video. But anyway, I love this new toy and it is now one of my favorites! So the flying pig passed my toy testing with flying colors!