Recently I picked up a new wand toy. This one was from Jackson Galaxy, the cat guru himself. It had a plastic ‘snake’ end on it. Other ends are available for it.
The wand itself is nice – it is a telescoping metal pole with a thin wire connection to the toy. This should keep it from being tangled, and I’ve had wire cat toys before – the original Cat Dancer was a favorite for a long time to a lot of cats.
The plastic toy was less of a favorite – it was big and think and heavy, and the cats seemed part cautious about it. Its heavy weight made it seem risky to move quickly, lest it hit things. I think the idea is for cats who like things pulled flat across the floor to use this, but mine seem to like the vertical game.
Luckily, the ends are switchable and I have some around for the other wand toys – they all seem to use compatible ends.
Marshal D looks poised for now…
I replaced the end with a light foil strip end which was a big hit with everyone.
Marshal D got really worked up with the new end when I moved it to his place. He vaulted 4 feet or so straight up once, and then grabbed the end so hard and carried it off to a corner. When poor General Grant moved too close he even got a growl from Marshal D, which made him retreat in a bit of confusion.
They are back to normal now, with Grant being Davout’s little shadow.