If you're like me, "Santa" may have left a present or two under the tree for the furry members of your family. Even though my furry babies seem to like the wrapping paper and boxes more than any toy Santa's elves could create, this year my cats found a favorite new toy. My mother bought her grandcats this lovely motion activated cardinal that chirps whenever it detects movement. Of course, the cats bat it around continuously so the humans are entertained all day and all night by the ear-splitting screech. After a few days of jumping out of bed around 3 a.m. after being awoken by the evil abomination, I was ready to lose my mind. It was me or the bird and I was prepared for battle. I tossed it in the trash can in our garage and washed my hands of the malevolent entity. As I watched my cats search for the feathered beast, meowing and checking every nook and corner of the house, guilt overcame me. I sighed, then brought the red bird back into our house. As soon as I dropped it on the floor the cats started batting it around the room and even the dog joined the fun. Well this plastic bird showed me! Apparently the cold garage affected the device which emits the chirping sound. Now Mr. cardinal sounds like a tortured soul screaming from the depths of hell. What toys did Santa bring your pets and are any as wonderful as Mr. cardinal? Lol.
Animal lover, Author and Pharmacist