No one likes a bored kitty – Ping Pong balls make great cat toys and are very affordable!
Ping pong balls are readily available at various stores, but chances are good that you or a friend may just have some lying around that aren’t being used. Ping Pong balls are smooth and roll fast and far! As there are no places on the ball for the cat to grab onto, this ball tends to move uncontrollably, and will happily frustrate your feline because it is so light.
Just show the ball to your cat ﬁrst to get her attention (after a few weeks of playing with ping pong balls, kitty will often meow like no tomorrow when she sees you bring one out!) and then roll or throw it across the ﬂoor. Happily watch your cat bounce after the ball!
Because this ball is very light, it has the added advantage of not damaging furniture. The only downside is that because it is on the smaller side it is more apt to get lost underneath
things. You may want to block off possible places the cat ball may roll under, or have your cat play with them in the bathtub (add a bit of water for more fun)!
This cat toy is simple, but is often passed by in favor of much more expensive cat toy balls. Why pay for something that you already have lying in the closet or can buy at the
dollar store? Cat toys were meant to be cheap and this cat ball is deﬁnitely right up there in usability. It works well on all types of ﬂoors, and on non-carpeted surfaces it has the advantage of bouncing. Some cats may not like balls that bounce, but the majority of them will go nuts trying to catch it.
Warning: Please make sure your ping pong balls are not cracked because the sharp plastic may hurt your pet.
Please help the cats and kittens in Toronto Cat Rescue foster care by becoming a TCR Agent – together we can help get them adopted into loving, forever homes!
Being a TCR agent is:
2. Free – it doesn’t cost a cent!
3. Location-less – you can do it where ever you live
4. Rewarding – it will make you feel great (and give a cat a second chance)
All you need to do is TALK:
Spread the word about Toronto Cat Rescue to all your friends and family that may be looking to adopt a cat, or will offer a cat a loving home. We have cats for everyone – all ages and personalities, cats that are loners, cats that love dogs / cats / rabbits, cats that act like dogs, cats that act like… well, cats.
Educate people on the rewards of having a cat to share their life with. From companionship to laughter and entertainment, cats are fairly low maintenance and small home friendly – and again, TCR has cats for everyone!
Direct people to our website (via direct link or a search engine) because it has all the information they will ever need on it, plus pictures and bios on all the sweet available cats. Facebook allows for easy sharing of information – join our group (we are a fun bunch!) and invite at least one other friend to join as well. Refer someone to this blog and ask them to subscribe! Again, it is easy, free, location-less and rewarding!
Added bonus: The more people you inform, the more people they can also inform – let’s get the ball rolling today!
Remember: The more cats and kittens that are adopted, the more kitties we can rescue from impending death and loneliness due to higher availability in our foster homes.
Please, we implore you to tell just one person – this small gesture may help save a cat that would otherwise not be saved. As always, all help is greatly appreciated… and one person can make a difference!
Update February 25th, 2011: This little fellow has happily been adopted into his forever home!! Lucky Bullet & lucky family!
It is amazing what some cats go through in their little lives and not only survive, but are highly adoptable and adaptable! We want you to meet Bullet because you might say he “dodged a bullet” and came out loving everyone who comes across his path. The volunteers at TCR are so happy that we were able to save this little fellow and hopes he goes from rags to riches!
Bullet got his name as he has a bullet (well a beebee) in his head. Yes, poor Bullet was shot in the forehead with a Beebee gun by some nasty person, and then dumped at a rural animal control shelter – abandoned, injured, scared and marked to be euthanized. Lucky for Bullet a TCR foster home was at the shelter and brought Bullet to the vet. The vet x-rayed Bullet and treated him with antibiotics, but it was felt that the pellet was better left in his head, so Bullet will live his life with a reminder of his “near death experience” in his forehead. None of this horrible experience has left Bullet worse for wear and TCR has given him a second chance at happiness, he is currently available for adoption.
Bullet loves to cuddle in for a good night sleep and is always there when you need a cheer up. From the time his foster family walk in the door from work he is there ready to greet you with chatter and meows and talk of how his day was and what he saw out the window. He loves to watch the squirrels and play fetch with a ball of tinfoil. He is an easy going guy who is happy to be loved. This is what his foster dad has to say about Bullet: “No matter how rough your day was, you know you’ll be greeted by a lovable cuddle bug who has missed you while you were away”. We think that says it all!!
Bullets Stats: DSH, brown tabby and white, male, neutered, vaccinated, DOB February 14, 2009 (of course this charmer is a Valentine’s Day baby!). If you would like to make a donation towards his x-ray & vet costs, please click here.