My cat loves this cheap self-groomer

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/08/my-cat-loves-this-cheap-self-g.html

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that you fill with a pinch of catnip (included)

I bet a lot of things will be equally popular if you follow this instruction.

“My cat loves my shoe!”

“My cat loves this brick!”

“My cat loves my lasagna!”

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Ditto. One uses it regularly, the other ignores it.

“Why are you interrupting my nap, human thrall? I don’t care, I’m going back to sleep. Hey! What do you think you’re…oh, there’s catnip involved. That’s different!”

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Looks like case of …
Cat Scratch Fever

Yeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!..

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Garfield: a harrowing tale of addiction.

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I even heard there was a rumor he once Odie’d.

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Probably anyone who wants to do this would do well to have a large assortment of little measuring devices perfect for measuring out a few grains of catnip should the need ever arise. Just saying it would be wise to have those.

Alright, I’m disappointed that Marks cat isn’t named Happycow.

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I bought one of these last year on the recommendation and, sadly, my cats have no interest whatsoever. :frowning:
I’ve tried, as you, introducing it to them and they had no objects when I used it to groom them, but once I fastened it to a piece of furniture it has been ignored.

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“What? You want us to scratch ourselves?! Not going to happen, human. Now get over here and scratch me behind the ear.”

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Calling cats “tactile” is the same as saying, “The Sun is warm.”

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This exact thing has been on here before. I think.

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As Mark notes, he posted about the Happycow:

In the comments @Neovison.vison mentioned the self-groomer cat toy. I bought one and apparently so did Mark. The original link now goes to an unavailable item, but the item in Mark’s post above is the same.

Thanks, @Neovison.vison!

ETA: Here’s another available in grey or blue (I prefer the grey):

It’s possible it was in comments. It’s just danged familiar.

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You should make sure you haven’t installed one and forgotten about it.

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Mine ignores it. But at least he sleeps in the box it came in.

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One of my late cats was named Moo if that helps.

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I bought one of these - it came with catnip … which looks a lot like …

Do NOT order one of these if you live in an other country …

My cat loves her re-purposed shoe-shine brush.

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If they keep that up they’ll grow hair on their palms… oh,wait.