Friday, November 4, 2011

Hey Mister DJ! (and Swoop! There it is!)

If you're a cat owner, you're probably familiar with the mighty Turbo Scratcher. Here's Pip with hers as a kitten:

My cats go apes over theirs. They only spin the ball when they are tweaked out of their minds on the nip but they love that middle scratching part 24/7. As with anything along that vein, the company gets your pet hooked and then you have to pay a ridiculous amount for the cardboard refills. Every time that we buy some, I moan, "That much?? They're made out of cardboard!" But we pet parents know that if we stop buying those scritchety-scratch refills, our couches will pay the ugly price.

I keep trying to fight it but...enter the cutest thing ever:

by Perpetual Kid

$34.99 for cardboard - ouch! But let me tell you...if I were to accidentally find $34.99 on the sidewalk, my kitties would be mix-mastering it up!

And from cats to birds, I just have to share this amazing video of starlings:

Until next time,
x's and o's,


Amber Von Felts said...

I made a similar catch scratcher for my fat cat. I think this is the tutorial I used. Cardboard is free! Spend that $35.00 on something else :-)

DIY cat scratcher:

Becky said...

The Turbo Scratcher is legendary in our house! The kittehs go nuts for's the only toy I've invested in that has been worth the moolah. I know what you mean, it definitely seems a tad excessive for some swirly cardboard!

Sara In AZ said...

Wow, that Starling video is amazing! It almost doesn't seem real does it! And that scratch turntable is hee-larious!

Betty Crafter said...

Ok. That cat scratching turntable might be the most awesome thing I've ever seen. My cat might need that.

cheshirecat666 said...

OMG that starling vid is NUTS! That's like a scene from Lord Of The Rings or harry Potter,'cept it's real! Mind blown

DearHelenHartman said...

The turntable is terrific! Our kitty would ignore it simply because it would be clear we went to great pains to get it for her.

alix said...

I need to watch the starling video, but THE DJ SCRATCHMASTER for KITTIES is awesome!!! hahaha. Yeah too pricey totally but how funny!