A “Sense” Of Fun
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Ready…set…let’s engage those senses. Playtime is an opportunity for your cat to rely on his senses to fully enjoy the game.
Instead of keeping a basket of toys in the corner for him, how about getting some toys that will encourage kitty to fully engage? A fishing pole designed toy is a great way to conduct an interactive play session. You can move the toy around and encourage your cat to stalk, chase and pounce. When you’re the one directing the toy’s movements your cat can use all his senses to enjoy the game. The more the senses are involved the more inclined he’ll be to fully engage in the game. Imagine how irresistible it must be for your cat to hear the subtle scratching noise of the toy at the end of the fishing pole as it dances across the floor or wiggles inside a paper bag. Then his eyes lock onto the toy and he springs into action. His sense of touch is engaged as he pounces on the toy. If the toy is catnip-filled then you know his little nose will be going 90MPH as he sniffs it. Even if it doesn’t have catnip his nose will be working to sniff out information about this toy. He’ll also taste the toy as he holds it in his mouth after a successful capture. You can also offer a treat or a portion of his food after a great play session as a reward for a job well done and that way his sense of taste will get to be a part of the game as well.
Playtime is great opportunity to give your cat an opportunity to show you just how incredible his senses are and how they all have an important role when it comes to playtime.
Have you played with your cat today?