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The Cat Dancer

Updated on December 23, 2014
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Vladimir is a former champion ratter (retired). His hobbies are bushwalking, birdwatching and nature studies

I'll catch you, Cat Dancer!
I'll catch you, Cat Dancer! | Source

I love my Cat Dancer

I'm a clever cat, a cool cat, a hunter by nature, a stalker of small, scampering prey. I keep myself in top shape with my toys, particularly my trusty sparring partner, the Cat Dancer.

It's hard to find much in the line of quivering rodents these days. Not a mouse to be seen for miles and, as for rats, five years ago I assassinated the last one recorded in my neighbourhood.

For an athletic, agile exterminator like myself, the lack of suitable quarry can cause all sorts of problems. The worst of these is boredom.

Take my word for it, there's not much worse than a bored cat in your life.

Cat Dancer 301 Cat Charmer Interactive Cat Toy
Cat Dancer 301 Cat Charmer Interactive Cat Toy

Don't be a Fat Cat! Keep your youthful elegance, your keen vision and your senses honed to excellence


I'm never bored

But I'm not a bored cat, I stay in peak condition with all my senses honed to a razor edge.

I'm constantly computing angles and trajectories, calculating multi-directional distance and analysing every possible outcome. Some people say that I'm a mathematician, but the simple truth is that I'm a hunter.

Want to know the secret of my youthful abilities?

It's my toys that keep me on top. And the best toy is my Cat Dancer.

Why I need to play

I need my Cat Dancer

You must have a toy to stalk, to chase, to pounce on.

When you're a kitten a lot of play is reflexive behaviour, you just do it without thinking. Once you've grown, however, the play is real. You simply have to play. Remember, you're a predator, your play is hunting.

Plus, you'll get a nice warm glow from knowing that your human likes to play with the Cat Dancer just as much as you do. You bond more deeply. It's a happy side effect.

You CAN catch the Cat Dancer!
You CAN catch the Cat Dancer!

How to catch the Cat Dancer

My favourite toys are the ones that move. My eyes are finely balanced to detect the slightest movement and as soon as the Cat Dancer makes the tiniest of a wiggle, I'm on to it. Then, the hairtrigger computation immediately followed by the lightning slash of the paw.

It takes a lot of energy to grab the prey. Depending on the mindset of your human, you could be scrambling and leaping, even wrestling, for some time. Stubborn insistence is the answer.

You can beat the Cat Dancer if you try

Dance, Kitty, with your Cat Dancer

Make up a Cat Pack

The Cat Dancer is such an inexpensive toy (cats don't need expensive toys) that you should throw in a couple more low-priced items.

SmartyKat Crackle Chute Collapsible Cat and Dog Tunnel
SmartyKat Crackle Chute Collapsible Cat and Dog Tunnel

Another super toy for the discerning cat. A haven to hide away in and a cunning spot to watch for passing ankles.


The Tunnel that Time Forgot

Like all cats, I love to hide in a cave and watch the world go by. Especially ankles.

I love to run up and down in my cave-tunnel chasing imaginary prey as well, it's a hard job but someone has to do it

But this tunnel has an added attraction. It crinkles! The age old sound of small beasties scrabbling behind their nests, it drives me wild. And I mean wild. Just like I'm living in the jungle again.

© 2013 Vladimir

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      Melody Lassalle 2 years ago from California

      Vladimir always knows what's best! My sister has one of these and I've had great fun playing with her cat. The cat seems to enjoy it too.

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      Julia M S Pearce 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Love the cat dancer Vladi.

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      Vladimir 3 years ago from Australia

      Give Luna a Cat Dancer!

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      Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Sounds like the cat dancer is the perfect toy to keep you from being bored.

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      I've seen these in action and love them!

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      Pat Goltz 4 years ago

      LOL Love this! My cat also had a Cat Dancer, and like your cat, loved it! So I add my weight to the notion that every cat needs one.

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      resabi 4 years ago

      Funny, smart review. My cat Luna has stated that she needs one. Me? I'm just the financier.