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Laser pointers: fun toy or cat torture device?

I got this with loyalty points because I buy so gosh darned much catfood from an online place. It’s much cheaper and so convenient, but I’m getting really tired of the mountains of corrugated cardboard I have to dispose of. Allll the junk we order.

Training tool. Training cats to do what, exactly? Run psychotically around the house screaming in frustration and slamming into things? Mission accomplished.

That’s the image the laser projects, by the way. That little fish with “Training Toy” for a body. In blue.

It’s Friday! w00t!


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 30, 2021, 8:10 pm

Laser pointers: fun toy or cat torture device?

For our cats over the years, we’ve used them a combo exerciser / toy. They never said anything about being tortured, or even said, “ouch,” but then they never did say very much.

Comment from Jon
Time: April 30, 2021, 8:27 pm

Cats already want to kill us, might as well add another reason to their list.

Comment from p2
Time: April 30, 2021, 9:25 pm

Couple good yootoob vids on making solid fuel for the fireplace out of old cardboard. Free heat. I’ve had pretty good results with the setup I built. Basically home made presto or duraflame logs. The ones I make are 3 inch diameter by 6 inch long & burn for half hour or so depending on how I have the stove set.

Comment from Drew458
Time: May 1, 2021, 2:47 am

If you really want to drive your cats nuts, get them an electric fish stuffed with catnip. Works better with medium to large cats; ittsy bitsy kittehs are often afraid of it.



Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 1, 2021, 9:53 am

Same toy works on Pomchees in the same way.
In fact the cat was totally unfazed but did appear to enjoy watching the dogs act like idiots chasing the red dot pixy.

Training? Not really. I already know how to laugh.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 1, 2021, 2:25 pm

I need a dog toy recommendation for my new Chihuahua. We brought her home on Wednesday from the animal shelter, and she’s still recovering from being fixed. She’s between 2 and 3 yrs old, and had litter of puppies in the recent past.

It’s been 20 years since I had a dog, and my last Chihuahua loved butter tub soccer the best (he was a great goalie). Our hardwood floors have given the new girl some problems, so using a laser toy seems wrong. Mostly she wants to sit in my lap or beside me. Though she found a rabbit kit in the back yard and had her mouth around its head before I could yell NO. I don’t know if she wanted to kill it or mother it.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 1, 2021, 3:44 pm

Drew458…electric fish…As a former Dickhead, it’s beginning to seriously weird me out that he and many SF writers were so prescient that we’re living their fever dreams.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 1, 2021, 3:59 pm

Gerard’s amusing today Elements of Grammar Walk Into a Bar

Does anyone notice that the Google doodle isn’t celebrating Commie Day?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 3, 2021, 3:53 am

@BJM — A definite article walks into the bar.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 3, 2021, 2:58 pm

In case you missed this, and I just KNOW you didn’t want to miss this.

It’s sort of right up the alley for hereabouts.


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