Saturday, February 14, 2009
Our cats love the Undercover Mouse so much that they have destroyed the two wands that come with the toy. The company that makes Undercover Mouse, PanicMouse, does make replacement wands. We were hoping PetSmart carried the replacements, but they don't, so we had to order them directly from PanicMouse. They're $4.95 each. We ordered two of each - the feather and the rat tail.
Also, we must mention that we decided to test the Catnip Theory on Ivan and Boo. The Catnip Theory holds that one should give cats catnip before trying to perform on them any operation or process that they do not like, for example, claw clipping. We gave Ivan and Boo a hefty pinch of catnip one evening. They snorted it and licked it. A few moments later, they were both rather playfully aggressive. So much for sedating them with catnip for a claw-clipping session! We may try a lower dose of the catnip next time. If that doesn't work, we may try valerian, as that did seem to calm them a bit.
Finally, Belle and Dev are visiting Ivan and Boo at the moment. Belle has really taken to the pink Hepper Pod Bed.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Yep, it's official. Ivan and Boo love the Litter Robot. And we are so impressed with it that we ordered one for Dev and Belle back at the mountain cabin.
We'll provide more information about this product, along with video and photos, in the next couple of days. Meantime Mr. Aelurophile is here with Dev and Belle, and Ivan and Boo are not happy about the feline invasion, so we're having to keep the two camps separated. Also, Mr. A had surgery a week and a half ago. He's recovering, but today was really his first good day. So we've had our hands full. The Litter Robot arrived just in time to give us one less thing to do - scoop the litterbox!