Being stubborn nonconformists, like most of their species, my cats have a history of being completely indifferent to the more expensive toys I buy them, yet often wildly fascinated by the packaging they arrive in. Longtime readers of this blog will remember their indifference to the The Panic Mouse, although they did have hours of fun with the polystyrene beads it was packed in, so my £22.99 turned out not to be completely wasted. I have, however, learned from this experience and have recently largely stuck to more "organic" toys (I'm talking about leaves and pens and crap like that), and the odd packet of uncut catnip - one which my ex-lodger came dangerously close to smoking by mistake - but these new toys from The Frenzy (see below) turned my house into something halfway between a cat crack den and adventure playground yesterday. It was very entertaining, largely because I have always liked to picture my cats as a seventies rock band, and it was interesting to see this band in disarray due to all the classic symptoms we've seen so many times before: drugs, in-fighting, ego wars, chasing some feathers on a long twangy stick, falling in love with a strange furry green vegetable. I wholeheartedly recommend the experience for all procrastinators and fans of VH1's Behind The Music series.
Check out the Frenzy range at the Purrs In Our Hearts Cat Rescue site.
Frenzy toy after twelve hours of special kind of loving from Ralph: