Congratulations to our winner, Jason! I hope the kitties and the puppy love it!!
Diet and exercise, the dynamic duo of weight loss. For us humans, the activity possibilities are endless. For dogs, there are activities as complex as agility or as simple as a walk down the street. For cats….well, good luck with that.
Maybe you can dangle a feather. Maybe they’ll like one of those ball in a wheel things. Getting a cat to exercise is about as simple as, well, getting a cat to exercise.
The one thing most cats respond to well seems to be a laser pointer. Don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s some deep rooted genetic imprint to chase small bright things that move quickly. Or maybe it’s a trick to lull us into complacency before their move for world domination. Either way, it’s a good way to get your cat moving. Unfortunately, after 2 minutes of holding the button down on one of those cheapie laser pointers your finger starts to cramp and the overheated unit starts burning your palm.
Last year I put the FroliCat Bolt automatic laser toy on my Christmas gift guide. A freestanding machine that automatically directs a laser to move around the room, it lets you can sit back and be entertained while your cat tears around the living room. Apollo’s almost 13 now, and it’s the one thing other than a can opener that will reliably get him off the bed and running around the house.
FroliCat now has a new and improved version of the automatic laser, the Dart. The Dart has variable speed and timer setting to give you 16 combinations based on your cat (or dog)’s activity level and interest. With the full 360 degree rotation, this gets the cats hauling:
I don’t want to be greedy. I know Apollo would love the Dart but he is also quite happy with the Bolt we already have, so I’m offering this as a giveaway for one lucky reader. US only for this one, please. To enter, simply comment below with who you need this for and you’re in! I’d love to see your pet tearing around with this if you win. Contest closes May 16th at midnight PST.