Have you been a good kitty this year? Of course you have! We kitties are always good. So you have more than earned any of the items below. They all get my Paw of Approval.*
This is the must-have cat toy of the year! Especially if you are a little cat like I am. Some of the larger cat toys are a little unwieldy and heavy, but this bug-on-a-string-on-a-wand is small, lightweight and, well, very bug-like! I could chase this thing for hours (unfortunately, my human gets bored after a few minutes, but that’s another story). Most of us cats like things that fly through the air, or that can be stalked on the ground, and for my money, this one does it better than either Da Bird or the Cat Dancer! (Although both of those are good to have if you don’t already have them.) Once you get one Neko Fly wand and string, you can get several different bugs to attach to it, so you have lots of different prey!
Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Cat Treats
These are extra-tasty because they are made from real meat and nothing else! There are a bunch of different flavors. We have had the liver and lamb and we love them both! My human got them from Nip and Bones, Baby Patches human’s online store. She likes shopping there because she likes being able to support small businesses AND our friends at the same time!
These little but highly potent catnip balls are great stocking stuffers! The first time my human brought one home from the Cat Writers Conference in 2008, I could not believe my nose! Not only do these Pawbreakers send you into throes of ecstasy, they also make fun toys to roll around on the floor. And they last forever! The company that makes these even has a humongous version of them for big cats to enjoy.
Flying Pig, or any other catnip toy from Casbah Kitten
Speaking of catnip, I do not know what is in that Kentucky soil, but it grows an especially fragrant strain! It makes the toys from Casbah Kitten positively addicting! As I mentioned above, I usually don’t like larger cat toys, but I love this pig! It’s fun and lightweight and bounces around. It begs to be bunnykicked. The Casbah Kitten cats, Jane and Alice, test out the toys, which are made from eco felt, and the catnip is organic. It’s a good deal all around!
And of course there’s my cat-to-cat advice book and my 2011 wall calendar, which includes my words of feline wisdom!
Stay tuned for tomorrow, when I feature holiday gifts for the cat who has everything!
*Some of the links to the items above are affiliate links, and some of them aren’t. In any case, I would not write about them here if I did not think they were pawsome!
Teri and the cats of Furrydance says
We ordered the Chickens Grandma’s treat and we loves them! We gots a Nip Ball too and Teri finds it all over the house!
We want to thank you for visiting our blog often and leaving your sweet comments–makes us purr!
Dash Kitten says
I’m sure I remember Mum reading about the freeze dried treats on Daisy’s blog so they MUST be good. Must get Mum to check out baby Patches stuff….. * looks thoughtful (
Sparkle — wondering if you like to eat catnip? Or is my Somali just weird?
I’m not a big nip fan in general, although I really liked the items above that had nip in them. Maybe I’m just more of a connoisseur. I’m more into sniffing it, but other cats do actually like to eat it. I hear eating it gives a mellower, less hyper high than sniffing it, although I can’t find the source where I read that now.
Those all look like fabulous gifts for us! We love Casbah Kitten toys but we don’t have the pig – yet!
Mark's Mews (Ayla and Iza) says
Sparkle, you live in the top tier of toys, that’s fer sure. We are grateful fer rattley mice!
But we will check those good ones out and DEMAND at least one. We are torn between the Neko Flies or Flying Pig…
That’s a hard call. It depends on whether you prefer chasing after things that fly and crawl or prefer bunnykicking something that smells like really good nip.
Laila and Minchie says
We love our pawbreaker! Mom is too scairt to get us that fly toy as she says it looks too real.
Spitty the Kitty says
Hi Sparkle! Thanks for this excellent gift-giving guide for the Humans!
Ooooh, the fly looks like a TON of fun! Hobbes has been in the house all of twenty minutes and he’s bored, so I’ve got to find something to entertain him! And Daddeh LOVES to play with the kitties (NOT), so he’ll be extra happy to get one of these too. hee! Hee!
Wow, Neko Flies, I hadn’t heard of those…thanks for the great advice Sparkle!!!
Mickey,Georgia & Tillie says
Those sound like the kind of gifts we want to put on our wish list!!!
Thanks for the great advice 😉
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie
The Island Cats says
We need one of those fly things. Maybe Santa Paws will bring us one!
Eric and Flynn says
The Neko Fly looks great. I only like softer or smaller toys because one attacked me on my nose when I was little and now I am nervous of a lot of toys.
Fraidy Cats says
Great stuff, Sparkle! We really like the Neko fly – that is on our list for sure. We are big fans of Casbah Kitten toys and Grandma Lucy treats :). So are you going to have a list for the bad cats? 😉
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie
Ha! There is no such thing as a bad cat. All cats are born good and stay that way forever.
The Poupounette Gang says
Hmmmm. That Neko Fly does look like fun!
I am sure the Farm cats would like these toys. It’s a shame they don’t take goat grain for them
It’s pretty silly that they don’t. Especially considering that goat grain is worth more than that yukky-tasting paper money.
Amy & The House of Cats says
Hi Sparkle! We think that bug toy sounds great – if it is better than a Da Bird and a cat dancer we will just have to try it out. And of course anything from The Casbah Kitten is always on our list! And we keep trying to get mom to get your book too – we can’t wait to see if it comes for Christmas!
Katnip Lounge says
Mommy shopped last week at Baby Patches store…we can’t wait for Christmas!
Toby & Leia says
Wow. So many pawsome choices! Thank you, Sparkle, for introducing us to them.
Hummm… I think I want fish flakes.
But Chey, you want fish flakes all year round!
Keiko & Luna T. Katt says
OMC OMC I LOVE DAT PIGGY!!!!!!!
Me wants them all! Me has gone into Mommy’s office and put this page up on all her computers! So she can see the wonderous Christmas goodies First!!!
Did yous test everything first?
Actually yes, I did try all these items out first! And I enjoyed them all.
Love the flying piggy. That looks like a fun toy!
Smiles to you.
Puma and Rascal can never keep their toys because Mollipop tears them all up. But, they have fun playing outside. They love to chase the birds and they are both great at catching a mouse every once in a while.
I would really love to find some Christmas outfits asap for my 2 cats and for Molli….got any ideas on where to find something really cool?
Happy day to you Sparkle!:-)
MOL, you won’t get an answer from me regarding Christmas costumes, since we all hate wearing them! Maybe you should ask Daisy where she gets hers.
HeySparkle – thanks for the review. I told M she has to order one of those fly’s for me. Dat looks like fun.
Milo and Alfie says
Wot awesome gifts. We will write to Santa straight away!
Thanks Sparkle for telling Mom about all this stuff. Maybe she will get some of it for us. Those treats sure look good. The big pig looks like great fun too. This is great having a review on all the purrfect toys and treats.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Daisy the Curly Cat says
We love Grandma Lucy’s treats, and Baby Patches’ store! The Neko Fly is already on our wish list!