I'm always on the lookout for cool toys for Lucy. Partly because she spoiled and partly because she's pudgy. Toys will make her move. At least theoretically – it's been a while since there's been one she's excited about and to be honest, she'd become a bit of a lump.
And then I discovered Neko Flies.
The beginner kit is a very sturdy stick and a "bug" on a – again very sturdy — string. It attaches with a lobster clasp to a ring on the stick and you can get different bugs separately for variety. I bought the Kattipede. The Boy was with me and asked if I were sure that this was a toy worth $17. I said it was worth a shot. And boy, has it proven to be worth $17!
Lucy has excellent hunting instincts and has been known to hunt, kill and eat an errant fly within a few minutes. This toy activates her hunting instinct, her desire to run and her curiosity. She loves it. To the point that she'll sit expectantly next to my hallway dresser where the magic toy lives, asking to play. A lot. I'm getting some exercise from this, too.
The first time she saw the Kattipede, she was a little weirded out (all photos by The Boy)
Not quite sure if she should touch it
And then the chasing started
She very much likes incorporating the box when chasing the bug
The Kattipede has a lot of very twitchy legs that are endlessly fascinating
Lucy is very fond of picking up the bug and carrying it to her mat, where it gets chewed and disemboweled.
it's been a couple of months since I bought this toy. Not only is she still as fascinated
as she was at the beginning, but the bug shows no sign of the abuse it gets. It's fantastic quality.
Best new toy ever!