I buy toys for my cat Annie on occasion. Why, I don't know. It looks cute, or is on sale.....it's different, I just know she'll love it, etc. :roll_eyes: But the fact of the matter is, the fascination with most of the toys she "owns" is short-lived. As far as items specifically purchased for her go, her choice is a tiny rabbit fur or faux lambs wool rattling mouse. They're lightweight and get stuck in her claws, which brings about all sorts of shenanigans.....I've seen one thrown several feet in the air lots of times, and I find them throughout the house. We've had catnip mice too, she doesn't care much about 'em. Her other favorite in this category is a bit more elaborate. She was more enthralled with it at first (for a good year, I'd say), and it still makes a good babysitter at times; although she only watches and doesn't interact with it too often. I've even changed the object on the end of the string/wand to make it more enticing now and then. It's called a Cat Attack. It does have quite an erratic movement, the key to it being interesting. Here's a link if you'd like to see one. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2322013 Overall I have found female members of the feline persuasion to be more playful than males, and more consistently as they get older. Annie will be 8 soon, and she is still a terror at times. Pinks was the same way, but the male cats I've had over the years seemed to become more laid back with age. When Pinks was alive, I had a large ceramic conch shell my aunt made. It was full of all types of beautiful natural seashells, on the bathroom counter. I don't know what it was about this one specific shell......I would replace it, she would get it and carry it in her mouth to whatever room I was in. Didn't matter where I put it in/on the display, it was ALWAYS that one. So, we started playing fetch with it in the evenings. My cats have always been more like dogs, maybe because that's the way I treat them. Anyhow, back to the subject at hand. I was just sitting here wondering why I buy toys especially for Annie (while she is busily bouncing around with a miniature gold metallic gift bow she rediscovered somewhere). She will pass by every new-fangled toy she has, to get to this bow; or a plastic lid from a bottle of water, OR (this is her FAVORITE FAVORITE) a long leather bootlace. She's NUTS over those! Any kind of toy your cat enjoys?