My human came back from her trip and she said she brought us “gifts.” To me, they look like random things she bought at some Phoenix airport store.
In fact, I don’t think the first thing is a gift for us at all! We like catching bugs with our bare paws. And eating them. I think my human got it to rescue bugs from us! So that is definitely a bad gift!
The second thing was some bug with a leaf catapult. She swore we would like it.
She demonstrated it for us.
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I guess that is all it does.
Binga thought it was cool. For a split second.
They need to have pet stores at airports so that guilty humans can bring home decent cat toys.
Hey that bug catapulter looks pretty cool to me…wanna trade it for a Starbuck’s beverage?
Our mom thought the toys were fantastic! She loved the bug biter and amazing catapult leaf. But then what would she know, being only a meager two legs!!
Jake & Angel says
LOL! Jake would LOVE that crazy wall crawler bug! But then, he’s a boycat.
Still…that’s right up his alley.
(I of course make a point to go to pet stores when on vacation for my kitties…)
wow that bug is very interesting, I like it a lot and I’m curious about it as well.Looks nice to chase it.
Your mammy is adorable, great gifts!
Lame-o “gifts”. I see the previous commenter said it was the “thought” that counted. Well, in that case your Human gets a great big giant GOOSE EGG cause I don’t think she thought at all! Sheesh. Somebody’s pillow needs poopin’ on. Just sayin.
Aw, Sparkle, it’s the thought that counts!
Lisa and Baby says
The bug catapult is kinda cool….but that whole commentary of yours had us laughing all over the place.
Sparkle, I agree that it would e a good idea for airports to have shoppes that sold suitable gifts for humans to bring home for their pets. But I do have to say, my humans never bring me gifts back from trips at all. So at some level your human at least tried.
Beau beau angie says
We finks a piece of food wrapper from da airport would haf been funner den a plastic bug rite?
CCL Wendy says
Yes, I agree that these aren’t really cat toys. They were probably packaged as such to fool silly humans.
I do thing that bug flinger is pretty darn funny, though. I love the smacking sound it makes as it hits the wall.
One thing they do not take into consideration is that a cat toy is not very interesting if it doesn’t move.
Mark's Mews says
Cat toys are NOT plastic! Well, there is that one plastic ball with a bell inside; thats OK ta bat a little bit. But ya have our sympathies on those ones Mom brought home.
About yer comment… We USED ta have mousies come in the house in Fall. They would ALWAYS find the hole in the wall where the big oven wire came through to the kitchen. TBT never sealed the hole cuz they allus found it an it was a safe predictable place fer mousetraps unner the oven (where no cat could get smapped). Iza an I (an Skeeter and LC before) would wait ta hear the SNAP! TBT would allus go right over an give us the mouse! But none fer 2 years now. We are very sad about that…
Caren Gittleman says
Sparkle this is the second time I have witnessed some “strange” things your Mom has brought home for you, it is as if she raids Dollar Stores and frankly I find this behavior for someone who TRULY KNOWS kitties like your Mommy does, rather strange and inexcusable. I agree with you a zillion percent. Could it be that your Mom has lost her senses?
I know she means well but I agree with you, the woman needs to get a clue
Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline says
Ha! Ha! I think someone may have forgotten to go to a pet store before coming home. I used to do that.
I am happiest with just a simple box, how about you?
That bug launcher looks great! At least your mom was thinkin of you. Btw, we are still voting! Haf a pawsome day! Purrs.
Devoted to Willow says
Sparkle in order to avoid future cat toy fails you should convince her to buy you a treat instead of a toy. The airport sells food so maybe mewyu about canned tuna?
Daisy the Curly Cat says
When you think about it, why in the world DON’T all airports have pet stores?!?! It is insanity!
lee steele says
LOL—love your words of wisdom,Sparkle! My 8 kitties kill or TRY to find and kill any/all bugs they find! Yesterday they were intrigued with a moth of some sort in between the window glass and screen! they cared more about IT than all the birds on the lawn eating the bread I threw out for them (*so my cats have fun watching birds!)…I agree—a pet kiosk would be a really COOL idea—they could make a ton!
Layla Morgan Wilde says
The first clue it wasn’t for cats is the “Ages 6 and up” on the label but ya gotta give the human A for trying. Pet gift kiosk is a fab idea.
Katnip Lounge says
ha ha ha!!!
We say “meh” too.
SImple things please human minds.
Fraidy Cats says
Love your post title, Sparkle 😀 Our mom really likes the bug catapult. We kind of like it too – we like pawing at any low-lying fridge magnest so we’d like to scrape that bug off the wall!
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie
I definitely think they should put cat toy stores in airports!
Toby & Leia says
Your hoomin should get credit for trying, but yeah…. we’re all for a better class of toys for kittehs.
We think those toys are meant to amuse your human more than you Sparkle. It’s a great idea to put cat toys in airports so there’s better choices plus a better chance we get gifts we actually enjoy!
Yeah. And you know maybe a special way to bring home one of those cool lotus cat trees or something. But I bet that would never happen unless they felt REALLY guilty!
Fuzzy and Zoe says
Maybe your human is going to use the bug getter to go outside and fetch live bugs for you! Then she can bring them in for you to chase, kill, and eat!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
I sometimes think you are a touch ungrateful Sparkle…
She could have brought you back your own airplane!
Cathy Keisha says
Maybe TW should tech her how to shop for cool foam rubber rocket launchers. I’m still having fun with mine and the peeps haven’t even broken it yet.
Fuzzy Tales says
Having pet stores in airports is a great idea. We’re not too impressed with those gifts, either, though the bug catapult might hold our attention for a few seconds. She could at least have brought you treats instead of lame gifts!
Fui, Suey and Lishy says
At least you got souveniers. We only ever got something once- a stuffed kiwi that was confiscated when we chewed a hole in a very unfortunate spot.
Excellent idea to have a pet store at the ariport. More prezzies for the kitties and dogs. Yes!!!
Now that looks interesting. How did you like it once you saw it up close?
Milo and Alfie says
Well yoor lucky. Mom didn’t bring us ennyfin back from her mini break. :sigh:
Cat's Cats says
Interesting stuff Sparkle…what do you do with the bug once it is stuck to the wall?
At least she tried…but I would prefer catnip!
Manny and Spunky Doodle says
We agree, those toys look ridiculous! No fun for you there. We are glad our humans stay home where they belong, with us!
Katz (And Other) Tales says
A pet mouse! Ask for a pet mouse!!!
Mr Puddy says
I think I like the bug with a leaf catapult, It’s cool !!! can stick on the wall like real bug !
Go Get it, Binga !
Very lame … we vote for big tunas too!
Better still they should bring home tunas. Great big tunas.