The humans left me a new toy the other day. As per usual, they didn’t even have the decency to give it to me – I had to go find it myself, abandoned as it was on the table in the lounge. I have to admit: I was pleasantly surprised. The built quality of this toy is excellent, and it proved to be hugely entertaining. I also appreciate the fact that it’s small enough for me to easily manipulate with my paws, and even hold in my mouth when I want to carry it somewhere (to dump it in my water bowl, for example). I’m not a big fan of the colour (the shiny golden surface makes it a bit tacky), but that’s only a minor complaint.
All in all, a pretty nice Christmas gift, even though it came almost a week late.
Quite a pleasant feeling.
Entertainment value: 5/5
Value for money: 5/5
I don’t have many toys. Very occasionally, the humans will bring me a new one. Usually, they suck.
This was one of the rare occasions, however, when they brought me something that was actually half decent.
It was a green box, with the face of a strange white kitty on it. Inside the box was a strange glass bottle, which I was happy for the humans to get rid of. The box was the real toy, and it managed to entertain me for well over half an hour, until I grew bored with it.
Sometimes, those humans are actually pretty good at knowing what I want. Most of the time, they haven’t got a clue, though.
Thank you, humans.
Design: 4/5 – nice six-sided construction, interesting colour, though the kitten face is a little unrealistic (some might say cartoony)
Fun factor: 4/5 – quite entertaining, and easy to play with, while still posing enough of a challenge
Durability: 3/5 – resisted most of my attacks, but prone to flattening under stress
Value for money: 2/5 – pretty expensive for a small cardboard box, really
A few months ago, the humans bought this rather strange cat toy, which they refer to as ‘Roomba’. It’s quite big for a toy, and I wasn’t too sure what to think of it at first. Curiously, it seems to have a mind of its own, navigating the room with seemingly no input from anyone else. The most entertaining part is definitely this rotating brush thingy, which I love to try and catch in my paws. Sometimes, when I manage to catch the brush and stop it from moving, Roomba rewards me with a little jingle, something about ‘error #6’, and passes out. All very strange, but quite fun – until it runs out of energy and goes to sleep. My idiot sister likes to bark at Roomba – but she likes to bark at most things, and – annoyingly – at me.
- Fun: 4/5
- Surprise factor: 4/5
- Value for money: 1/5 (probably one of the most expensive cat toys I have ever seen)
- Audio: 4/5
- Total: 3.3/5
Expensive cat toy
Firstly, I want to get something straight: the dog has far more toys than me. Apparently, this is fair. Just one of those things in life that I just have to learn to live with I suppose.
One of the measly few toys I have is this green turret-like thing that shoots laser beams all around. I have to say, it is actually quite entertaining, at least for a little while. After 5 to 10 minutes, I tend to get quite bored. Then again, I tend to get quite bored of most things quite quickly. Especially the dog. Idiots bore me more than anything. Anyway, I digress. It’s probably a good thing I tend to get bored of the toy after a while, because it switches itself off after 15 minutes or so. It does get me running around for a bit, which I suppose is a good thing. All in all, though, I prefer catching flies, or chasing my idiot sister around the place. My biggest qualm with the laser toy is that I still haven’t figured out how to switch it on myself, and I’m probably the smartest creature in this household. I hate it when I have to rely on humans for anything, so I really only use this toy when one of the humans happens to feel like turning it on – I’m certainly never going to beg for them to do so.
- Fun: 3/5
- Long-term entertainment: 2/5
- Durability: 4/5 (the dog hasn’t managed to break it yet, unlike most of my other toys)
- Ease of use: 2/5
- Value for money: 3/5
- Total: 2.8/5
Tastes like plastic.