Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Building a Human/Cat Bond with Peacock Feathers

Building a Human/Cat Bond Thru Peacock Feathers

It's time once again to peek into the pamphlet Happy Cat Happy You. These quick tips for building a bond with your feline friend are suggested by the authors at the Catnip Newsletter and compiled for Tufts Institute. This is a series that I'm running which is not sponsored by anyone. I'm just offering my stunning opinions.

Whoa! Finally a tip I can totally get down with. Tip six: Buy a handful of peacock feathers. A cat can never take too many naps or have too many peacock feathers. I've been a champion of those feathers since I started blogging. Nicky loved them and I inherited his stash and his love of them.

Building a Human/Cat Bond Thru Peacock Feathers

Wand toys don't do much for me. To be truthful, I'm so wild once I start playing that both TW and myself are afraid I'll get the string wrapped around my neck and it will end badly. We've had enough close calls that TW rarely brings a wand toy out for me. Instead she reaches for a peacock feather.

Building a Human/Cat Bond Thru Peacock Feathers

Peacock feathers are better than wand toys anyway. I can jump, run, stalk and pounce on them with no thought of danger. It's easy to kill them and they taste like chick-hen.

I know many of my furrends love them too; many of whom I've turned on to the tempting peacock plumes. My BFGF Savannah love, love, loves them and I've seen pics of King Spitty dominating a feather or two.

Building a Human/Cat Bond Thru Peacock Feathers

We preserve our feathers by sticking the stems into long sundae straws. That way, TW can wriggle them under tissue paper without them bending. Then when they break, TW sometimes makes a lovely bouquet and puts them in a vase for decor. They're pretty and not toxic like most flowers if I decide to bite one.

Building a Human/Cat Bond Thru Peacock Feathers

It's kind of important though that you only buy them from pet shops like Cat Claws or Nip & Bones cos hobby shops tend to dye them and spray them with all sorts of stuff.

Does your human buy peacock feathers for your enjoyment or are you deprived of this important bonding experience?

20 comments:

  1. That's a great toy for a spunky kitty like you. My mom is always worried that I'll poke the rigid end of the feather into my mouth or eye, so she breaks the feather shaft on purpose!

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  2. Feather sticks are very popular in our house. Great tip on the straws.

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  3. The action shot in the top photo is super! Peacock feathers are so much fun!!

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  4. We would so luv some peacock feathers. mommy found some dat she could afford and so she bought them. Unfurtuately when they arrived they were these 3 inch fake things da nopawdy wanted. Someday, we hope to find some we can afford dat are purropurr peacock feathers. You look like you're havin' a pawsum time. Big hugs fur all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  5. We would love to play with peacock feathers but Claire has absolutely no idea where to find them. She has to investigate ! Purrs

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  6. We haven't tried them yet, but they do look like fun. Roadside had a smaller feather once and he thought it was fun.

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  7. ck.......haz we waked up two a late day howl o ween post...therz BURD on yur header; therz BURD in yur post...therz BURD in yur face......we R havin a vereee vereee bad nite mare in broad day lite ~~~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  8. I like to play with feathers also, but my mum is a cheapskate and picks up pheasant feathers from the fields.

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  9. Great photos of you and Nicky. Thanks you for adding not to get them at craft stores because that is where I saw some and was planning to get them- I will get them at a pet store now.

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  10. We all like fevvers here, but Angie are nutso for em.

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  11. I'm deprived!!! Why oh why do I not have a peacock feather??? --Mudpie

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  12. Dang, we're pretty deprived here CK, we've never had a peacock feather!

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  13. The human says we will do our best to get a blue pillow shot tomorrow. Hold on, Darling.

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  14. We joins the Bria fund raffle this past month nd chose the 100 peacock feathers as our prize!!! We love your advice and will take it to heart!

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  15. I've never had one! Do they come with the peacock attached? Because that could be tasty! I mean FUN! ~Bear Cat

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  16. We've never had a peacock feather here, CK. What a ripoff!

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  17. WOOT WOOT!!! Peacock feathers are the buzz!! Still love them Ck, always will thanks to you

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  18. I can't believe I haven't tried these with Fergus. Amending that this weekend, for sure!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  19. We have never seen a peacock feather. Mom has looked for them here in PG without any luck. She tried ordering them on-line but the shipping and handling was like $15 and feather was $0.99. Not worth it. You make the feathers look like so much fun CK.

    Shoko

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