Recently we won a generous selection of Valerian stuffed toys by entering a contest held by the charming and stunning kitty blogger, Cathy Keisha. They were made by the Bavarian Cat Toy company.
What’s in valerian, you might ask?
Wikipedia‘s answer: “Actinidine is a pyridine derivative found in the essential oil of valerian root and silver vine. Actinidine is a cat attractant, with effects like those of nepetalactone, the active compound found in catnip.”
Or, if you ask Miss Piggy at PAWS, it’s pure stinky bliss.
When there is so much playing that needs to be accomplished, it’s no wonder that posing for pictures falls to the bottom of a kitten’s to-do list.
Kitties, I used a random number generator to choose the winner of PetSafe’s Cheese Toy. There were many nice comments, I wish I had toys for everyone.
Coincidentally, I actually know the winner and I am so pleased for her.
Usually there is a card hanging on each cage that describes the cat within, but in this case, there was only the word “Gravy”.
We were asked if we’d like to try out PetSafe’s Cheese Cat Toy. When they found out we wanted to bring the toys to PAWS, they generously sent us two for the shelter cats and one for our Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red! Plus they offered to sponsor a give away.
As you can see, my cats were fascinated. Now, on to PAWS…
Gentle Philip really really really wants to play.
When Molly and Annie went to their new homes, there were empty cages in Cat Room #1. But not for long!
Introducing the new girls:
Lucinda is the sweetest cat! Her right ear is folded down giving her a jaunty attitude. As soon as you open her cage, she just wants to give you love and kisses.
Pretty Brownie isn’t as outgoing, yet. She’s still adjusting to the new room and roommates.
She forgets to be shy when there’s a good toy to play with.
These two lovelies are available at PAWS.
Harlequin has a superabundance of personality and energy.
She’s a striking two year old dilute calico.
If you’re looking for a playmate and exercise partner, PAWS has a cat for you!
The toy Harlequin is enjoying was made by 1st grade Daisy Troop #50613 from Springdale School in Stamford CT. The Girl Scouts made a big bag of these fleece toys for PAWS and the cats love them.
Thank you, girls!