Tuesday, December 24, 2013

5 books about toys and games for cats

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“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”
― Garrison Keillor

Cat houses. Cat games. Cat hair. Cat hats. Cat playtime. I most definitely am thinking ALL OF THE THINGS. I'm not an animal person. I don't hate them. I mean, they're cute and fluffy and all kinds of adorable balls of HAPPINESS, so who could hate them? I just don't like like them, either. To me...they're like children. A kind of curiosity. These strange, complete little beings in and of themselves that, often, afford me much amusement. And, let's face it, sometimes much exasperation, too. (Yes, Mr3, I'm looking at YOU).  This is a quick post for the cat people out there - you know who you are - who feel there is nothing wrong in wanting to build your cat their very own house, or in wanting to make hats for your feline friends to wear, or who enjoy finding useful and artsy things to make out of cat hair. I judge ye not. How could I? The one and only cat I ever had as a child thought she was a dog, so it seems we all have our quirks to bear. If you're looking for ways to treat or spoil your cat, look no further than right here.

5. The cats' house / text and photographs by Bob Walker
Walker redesigned his home with ramps, columns, tunnels, and stairs. The nine Walker cats now have over 100 feet of elevated living space. A charming, heavily illustrated book for feline lovers.

4. 50 games to play with your cat / Jackie Strachan ; foreword by Franny Syufy

3. Crafting with cat hair : cute handicrafts to make with your cat / by Kaori Tsutaya
Got fur balls? Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour—with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!

2. Cat hats : sixteen paper hats to put on your unsuspecting kitty / Kitty Barnett
A stylish, humorous book full of fun, cutout paper hats for your cat. Cat Hats will revolutionize your and your cat’s playtime as you both get sucked into playing dress-up! This frolicsome book will appeal to anyone with a cute kitten and a sense of humor. Everyone who owns a cat knows how adorable and hilarious they look in a little hat. Cat Hats features sixteen easy-to-construct paper hats in fun designs: dress your kitty up as a queen, frog, devil, sailor, and more! Dull photos of your cat will become a thing of the past as you get creative with these easy-to-assemble hats. Light enough to pop on your cat’s head for an impromptu photo shoot when she’s snoozing, these hats will provide hours of entertainment.

1. Playtime for cats : activities and games for felines / by Stefanie Sigl & Helena Dbaly
Playtime for cats is very important. Cats need to play in order to safeguard their well-being and physical and mental fitness, and to prevent the development of behavioural abnormalities. This title offers a whole host of creative ideas, offering lots of excitement and fun for humans and cats of any age.

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