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Why Runty is Getting an Automatic Laser Pointer for Christmas
Runty's Getting an Automatic Laser Pointer! Yay!
Cats need a lot of things. They need food, water, exercise, play, and most of all they need love! This Christmas I'm buying my cat Runty an automatic laser toy for cats and I know he's going to love it! There is no better gift for Runty and I'll tell you why. It could be the perfect gift for your kitty as well!
That wonderful feline to the left is Runty! He's two years old and is was born to a litter of 7 kittens, three of which live with me today. He loves laswer pointers, chasing bugs, and snuggling with his sisters.
Cat pictures were taken by the lensmaster. Product images from Amazon.com.
How Runty Came to Join Our Family - As Well as His Sisters
When Runty was born I didn't think I was actually going to get to keep him. There are a lot of feral cats living in my neighborhood and one was decided to have her kittens in our yard. We stayed clear because we didn't want to disturb her and have her abandon her kittens, but we did plan to get them when they were old enough to leave their mom and find homes for them. We also hoped to catch the mom in the process to get her spayed.
We planned to capture the entire litter when they were 10 weeks old. The local vet suggested not waiting a full 12 weeks because they would be more likely to pick up the habits of feral cats. Unfortunately, their mother took a few of them and abandoned the rest of the litter. We took them in and fed them kitten formula until they could eat soft food.
All but one of them quickly thrived. We found homes for most of them and fell in love with the remaining kittens and decided to keep them. The one that was struggling was little Runty. He was obviously the runt of the litter and was so tiny! We had to feed him using a syringe full of kitten formula and then kitten formula mixed with baby cereal for weeks before we would eat soft food. Eventually he started to eat on his own and started growing and flourishing.
Boy has he grown! He went from being the runtiest, tiniest kitty in the litter to being a giant compared to his sisters! In fact, we ended up having to watch his food portions and help him exercise because at his size, even being a little overweight isn't good for his joints.
He loves to roll onto his back to get attention. If we aren't petting him he rolls on his back and meows so we'll rub his belly. He is also a lap cat. If I'm sitting and have my keyword on my lap, he'll push the keyboard off of my lap. climb on, and rub his face on mine. He's so lovey!
So, back to the automatic laser pointer...
FroliCat BOLT Interactive Laser Pet ToyCHECK PRICE
I looked at all of the different automatic laser toys for cats I could find, and there are a few, and I eventually settled on the FroliCat BOLT for a few reasons.
The first reason is that it also works as a handheld laser. Most of the time I like playing one-on-one with Runty so that's a huge plus! Besides, I love it when there is more than one way to use something.
Second is the automatic shut off. If I set this up for Runty he'd play for hours if he could. There have been times before where he's so tired he doesn't want to stand up but he'll keep playing. The automatic shut off keeps that from happening when I set it up in one room and go to work.
The last reason I picked this automatic laser pointer over others is the price! It's a lot cheaper than some of the Christmas gifts I've purchased for Runt in the past.
On a side note, I also spent some time on YouTube watching cats play with this toy. That really sealed the deal!
What Do You Think?
Will Runty like his Christmas present?
The FroliCat BOLT is the Best Gift for Runty
Runty Loves Chasing Lasers!
And Helps Him Fill His Need to Hunt
More than anything else, Runty loves to chase laser pointers. If you even say the word "laser" or pick it up to move it off of the table he comes running! He'll play until he's totally exhausted.
Why do cats like to chase lasers?
It's instinct. Cat's are hunters. Even when they live indoors and have no need to hunt for food, their brain is telling them to hunt. It's important to help cats feel that need by playing with them! You can use , feather toys, laser pointers, and many other types of toys but it's all about finding what your cat likes best. For Runty, that's lasers. remote controlled cat toys
He Needs the Exercise
Don't We All?
Cats in general need exercise, but Runty is not only physically larger than our other cats, but he's slightly overweight which could cause damage to his joints as he ages. We don't want that so we make sure to play with him often and keep him active.
Right now we use feather toys from time to time but he really doesn't like them. When we pull out the laser pointer he'll run laps back and forth through the house for as long as we're willing to play with him! It's so great to see him running, playing, and being happy. With this automatic laser pointer he'll be able to play even more.
It's a struggle now because he has a lot of energy but I simply can't play with him every time he wants to play. I'd like to, but I work from home so I need to be able to focus on that too. With his new gift I'll be able to set it up so he can play while I'm working and have our one-on-one time when I'm done with work for the day.
It Will Promote Bonding AND a Sense of Independence - Here Are All of Our Kitties
Playtime is important for a cat to bond with their owner and for cats to bond with each other. When they work together to try to hunt down the evil red dot, it helps them become closer. My three cats were from the same litter so they are already pretty close, but they always get along so much better after a nice play session together!
Since you can also hold this laser pointer in your hand you can play with your cat and bond with them and set it down when you need to do something and allow them to keep playing. This also helps them develop their sense if independence which is important for a feline. They like playing with you but they realize they don't NEED you to play.
I'm so excited to give Runty his present and see how he likes it, as well as his sisters!
Buy an Automatic Laser Toy for Cats on Amazon!
Think an automatic laser pointer will make a great gift for your kitty as well? Check out some of the different models and types available on Amazon and pick one up before Christmas day! Your kitty will thank you.
Runty absolutely loves his laser pointer. He's running around, playing, and having a great time. It's perfect for when we need to go to bed but he's still energetic. It turns off after ten minute so he won't get exhausted but it'll tire him out enough that he's ready for a cat nap.
I 100% recommend this toy for anyone wit a lazy cat or a cat who loves laser pointers.
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