My cat loves this cheap self-groomer


#1

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


#2

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!”


#3

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!”


#4

Looks like case of …
Cat Scratch Fever

Yeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!..


#5

Garfield: a harrowing tale of addiction.


#6

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


#7

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.


#8

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


#9

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.


#10

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


#11

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


#12

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


#13

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):


#14

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


#15

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


#16

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


#17

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


#18

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 …


#19

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


#20

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