Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How To Make A Cat Toy Out Of A Sock

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Let's be honest: cats are rather lazy.




I have two cats and they prefer to sleep most of the day.




They relax so much that sometimes I worry about their health. Max is 9, almost 10. Ruby is 1. They're family and we want these cats to be around for a long time so I try to figure out ways to get them to move.

Food is a big one. When they hear the crinkle of the bag, their ears perk up and they rush over. They really enjoy the flavor of IAMS™and I am glad because the food includes fatty acids from fish oils, which helps with their skin and coat health. 





As you see, they have gorgeous fur, and I want to keep it that way.




Beet pulp is added to IAMS™which helps with their intestinal health AND aid in their ability to absorb all the great nutrients. There's also a mixture of protein and carbs which aids to give a cat some healthy energy levels, which in turn helps keep them moving. 

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I want to keep my cats active, so I come up with ways to keep them moving. Cat toys help and I like that I can make my own. You know how you always lose a sock and can't seem to find it? Well, now it won't go to waste. You can make a cat toy out of it. 






WHAT YOU NEED:






--A sock
--Crinkly paper 
--Googly eyes (if your pet won't eat them!)
--Pipe Cleaners


INSTRUCTIONS:


1. Stuff the sock with crinkly paper. The noise excites my cats and keeps them interested.


2. Twist the sock closed with a pipe cleaner.


3. Add pipe cleaners and the googly eyes.



That's it! Simple! Then set it down for your cat to discover.



They'll bat it around and get some much needed exercise. You'll get some exercise as well as you're running around with your cat which is also important. Your cats want you to be around for a long time too! A healthy cat is a visibly happy cat thanks to IAMS™. Be sure to try out an IAMS™ diet for your furry family members so you can see the visible difference quality food can make and make sure you pick some healthy choices with them. Quality food is important for every member of the house!


When the kitties done playing, they'll most likely want to eat:



And, let's be honest, take another nap. But with IAMS™ I feel confident that it helps them remain healthy.

How do you keep your pets active?




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62 comments:

  1. They are adorable!!! I love them. :)

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  2. This is a great way to recycle socks! Your cat is absolutely adorable!

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  3. I miss my cats! They were the most laid-back pets I ever had. Now I have two lazy old beagles, but at least I have my animal fix. This is also perfect for those missing socks I keep collecting from the laundry.

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  4. Aww, so cute! I have two cats, I'd have more cats if I was allowed, haha. My cats love IAMS. I really need to make one or two of those cat toys, my cats would love them, great idea!

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  5. The life of a cat sounds good to me. Sleeping and eating with play is a good life.

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  6. My cat Buster would be chasing it all over the place if I made this! great idea

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  7. My cat wouldn't bother with it at all. She is partial to a ball of wool though. We just bought her some cat soup (that's right, soup for cats) which she loves.

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    1. Soup? Interesting! My cats do like milk though ;)

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  8. Awww, what a great idea! I'll do it for my cat, he would love his new toy.

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  9. This is a really good idea. I will be making some of these for my cats

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  10. What a lovely idea! I really wanna try it and watch my cat mess around with it

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  11. I'm totally going to do this! I had to take my cat to the vet today and she was so good! She didn't meow or put up a fight, she deserves a toy!

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  12. Aww, My cats really love this food. Your cats so adorable, I wanna give her a warm hug.

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  13. What a cute DIY!!! Love that it is made with a sock... and even has eyes! :D My dog would also love something like it!

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  14. They're both so cute and I love that we are cat blog twins today. Junie loves socks. She also loves to take Scarlet's stuffed animals up two flights of stairs, including a stuffed mouse. Ah, it's cute!

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  15. Perfect, cute an easy! All I need to do is put a sock on a waterbottle for my dogs!

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  16. This is super cute and super easy! I'm sure George would have fun with this!

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  17. Awww that is so cute! Good luck to whoever will win. :)

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  18. Lol this is awesome I have two Pitts both lazy as well

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  19. We just recently adopted a cat and we're crazy about him! I think it's awesome that you found the perfect food for your cats. That DIY cat toy is so easy. Honestly, i don't know why we buy them toys when all they want to play with are boxes, paper bags, and socks!

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  20. Oh they are both adorable! Yeah mine is lazy too, but whenever I speak to him, he have this naughty/smart face as if he understand what I'm saying. He enjoys my sister's old stuff doll.

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  21. Great idea and I'm sure my cats would love them. Your cat is absolutely adorable!

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  22. Such pretty cats- their fur looks so pettable and soft. I have a dog, allergy to cats unfortunately BUT I love that they enjoy the toy. I need to figure out a toy our dog won't utterly destroy within moments. Off to pinterest!

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  23. The cats are so cute! And I love your idea with the DIY sock toy. It's a creative way to give your cat some extra fun. Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. That's a really nice idea for a toy! They would rather play with the things that we have in the house anyway! I'm also glad you found food that they enjoy eating. I'd love to give this brand a try.

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  25. Your kitty is SO cute! My sister just got two cats, I need to make this for them!

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  26. I'm just like your kitties! When I hear the sound of plastic crinkling in the kitchen, I come running! ;)

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  27. Such a great idea! I wonder if my pet rabbit would play with something like this.

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  28. we just got a kitty about 2 months ago and she has this weird sock obsession, so this would be purfect for her ;) haha

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  29. I think cats are so cute but I am SUPER allergic. I am just not meant to have a pet due to my allergies, unfortunately.

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  30. Oh, so adorable. My son has a cat and this is a lovely idea. I will try this.

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  31. This is such a great idea and an easy way to save money.

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  32. This makes me miss my two cats! A good friend is watching them while we figure out where we will live. This is a great idea.

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  33. I love how easy this is! I am not sure my cats would be bothered though, they ignore all toys haha

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  34. What a cute cat. I'm going to go home and make one of these for mine.

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  35. Your cats are adorable. However I have an extremely hyperactive 2yo dog, so I have no problems at keeping HIM active, I have problems with keeping up with him haha

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  36. This is a great DIY idea! My cats loved running around outdoors even in their old age but I could imagine it being a lot harder to keep your pets healthy if all they want to do is chill out!

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  37. My cat makes his own toys out of our socks. When we come home from being gone for a day or two, they are all over the house, haha. Maybe if I made him one of these he would leave our socks alone :)

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  38. They're adorable! I have a bordoodle and he's just as lazy, but mention food; he's right there!

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  39. Cute cat toy! My dog would like it too!

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  40. I haven't had a cat for a long time but this is a great toy. Kids could even make them up and donate them to shelters, maybe.

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  41. Don't have cats, i am a bust mum but this is really making me rethink, your cats are very cute.

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  42. Awww that so cute, I should do that for my sister cat.


    www.annanuttall.com

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  43. This is so cute! And you're right -- It's so important to keep your cats active, especially as they get older and start to pack on the pounds when they just lay around all day! I love this toy idea!

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  44. Seeing this, I wish I was a cute cat and everybody to take care of me! Your kitties look adorable!

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  45. Aw, I love your kitties! This is such a quick, easy and fun idea. -Jenna

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  46. That's a wonderful cat toy. And your cats are adorable. I have a husband who is a real cat person. He would go nuts for your cats.

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  47. That an interesting way to keep a cat entertained.

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  48. Aw! Your cat is adorable and loved your DIY. I'll be sharing it with my friend who got a cat last month!

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  49. Ugh cats are MY FAVORITE! I love my sweet boy, too. I definitely will be trying out your DIY. Plus -- we love that cat food brand at our house too!

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  50. The cat to is so adorable! Hahaha. I actually smiled after looking at the outcome! :D

    xoxo, G
    http://moreliketwins.com

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  51. Cute idea! Your cats look very happy!

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  52. Very fun idea! I have two cats and one of them is very playful. She would love this! And we also use Iams cat food. it's the only food they'll eat!

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  53. Awesome idea! I like all this things which you can do by yourself:)

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  54. You have one cute, happy cat! Such a simple toy to make - sharing with my bestie who has two cats who would love this!

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  55. There's no better recommendation that a cat's happy belly. - Jason Young

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  56. That one for a year! Oh my, I so need that. I've heard a lot of good things about this brand. And thanks for the neat idea for a toy! My cat likes the simplest of things that are squishy/noisy, maybe this will work.

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