There are exactly 27 cat toys in this jar:
Steve won this jar full of cat toys from the pet food store in our neighbourhood by being the only one to guess the exact number of toys. Neither of us can remember winning anything in a long time so we were more than a little excited to learn we’d won a jar full of cat toys. Is that sad? Nevermind, we won free stuff! Eeeee!
But even more excited were the cats.
We’d barely opened the jar before Kimba had his face inside, picking the toy he wanted to play with. Said toy was destroyed five minutes later – a little furry mouse diminished to tufts of fur and pieces of plastic spread across the floor. Kimba was sprawled out beside it looking very satisfied.
Since then we’ve hoarded the toys and bring a new one out every couple days. Our cats (namely Kimba and Hobbes) tend to get bored with toys if they’re left lying around to be played with whenever they choose. So we cycle their toys to keep them interested. This new jar of toys should last us awhile! The most entertaining so far have been the little squares filled with catnip. It must be pretty potent stuff because the cats go nuts. They clutch and roll over those little squares like they want to become one with the intoxicating bundles. Up until recently, we’d avoided any toys with catnip since Kimba was still a kitten. But he turned one year’s old at the end of December so the powerful kitty stimulant is now fair game.