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We bought the Cats Meow cat toy when we began fostering kittens. We assumed that it would be the perfect toy for our adorable, yet super energetic kittens we brought into our home…and we assumed right.
Whether we were busy doing work around the house or out-of-the-house for several hours, we could always turn the Cats Meow on and it immediately grabbed all of the kittens’ attentions. If you followed our story about Speedo – our kitten born with Swimmers syndrome – you may know that this was used daily for his ‘physical therapy’ as he ran around and played with it for hours, providing him with much-needed exercise.
The Cats Meow is simply a large yellow nylon circular sheet with a motorized, plastic peek-a-boo wand that rotates in a circle so that it mimics a scurrying mouse. There are four speed setting; ‘slow,’ ‘medium,’ ‘fast’ and even ‘random’ to change both speed and directions, helping to constantly keep your cats entertained.
There are many things we love about this cat toy. First of all, it is extremely affordable for all cat lovers. By clicking here or the link above, you can purchase it on Amazon for less than $14.50! And if you have prime, you can get it via the links with free two-day shipping as well! It is extremely light-weight, weighing just 13.4 ounces. It is also small and easily stored away when not in use. It’s dimensions are 8.1 x 3.5 x 8.1 inches. Additionally, unlike some of the other models, the ‘mouse’ wand not only moves under the nylon sheet, but also pokes out just a little with what looks like a mouse tail, really driving your cats crazy with hours of activity and entertainment. The battery life seems to last really well too, with us being able to leave it on for 2-4 hours several times before needing to change batteries. We actually had to buy this toy twice, because when we brought it to my parents’ house, their cat liked it so much that we couldn’t get him away from it!
The only downsides about the Cats Meow that we observed is that the ‘mouse’ wand is plastic, which could potentially break if you are not careful when storing it. Additionally, it requires 3 C batteries, which can be expensive. However, be careful when storing this toy and purchasing C batteries in bulk (option for DURACELL C12 PROCELL Professional Alkaline Battery, 12 Count for under $13.20 and prime eligible) can help lessen the burden of these downsides.
Overall, we love the Cats Meow and likely will always own one. We suggest all cat owners to at least try the toy out with their furry companions. Whether it is our own adult cat or one of our adorable, tiny foster kittens, we know that they will all love playing with this toy for hours-on-end, which will provide them with some much needed exercise and time for play and fun!
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We were tasked with the challenge of fostering and rehabilitating Speedo, an adorable and loving kitten who was diagnosed with Swimmer syndrome. This is a rare developmental deformity of newborn cats, whereby the hind limbs, and at times the front limbs as well, are splayed laterally resulting in an inability or difficulty to stand or walk. However, after further evaluation, it was determined that Speedo had suffered additional nerve damage that would likely prevent him from ever being able to walk upright and rendering him incontinent. After almost two months of numerous vet appointments and hours of physical therapy, the shelter made the decision to euthanize Speedo as he was deemed “un-adoptable” due to his incontinence and low expected adopter pool…unless we could find him his forever home.
Most importantly, Speedo is not in any pain, has no current or expected suffering and could live a long and healthy life. Euthanasia was decided simply because of a predicted small adopter pool. He is mobile, and besides his incontinence, he is very healthy. Additionally, Speedo is the most loving and sweetest kitten in the whole widest world.
So we made this video and shared Speedo’s story with everyone that we could in the hopes to find his new forever home and save him from euthanasia. Within the first week we received so many messages from people all over the country wanting to help in some way and especially being interested in welcoming Speedo into their own home. It was such a blessing to witness all the love and support for this little guy, and to see how many wonderful people there really are out there.
Thankfully, we were incredibly fortunate to get in contact with an absolutely wonderful couple that actually lives in our area. They were able to see Speedo, and he seemingly captured their hearts immediately, just as he captured ours. They were so concerned and caring throughout this whole process, and so willing to do whatever it took to make sure Speedo had his fair shot at life. And we now have the comfort of knowing that he will have that fair shot, and will indeed live a long, healthy life full of the care and love he deserves, with two incredible parents and a new, older step-brother
Without your help, this incredible kitten will soon be euthanized. Are you able to help save this kitten from death row? Please allow us to explain…
We have fostered Speedo for almost two months already. Since the day we brought him into our home, he has been full of nothing but love and happiness. He is always energetic, playful, loving and such a great lap cat. Everyone that Speedo has met so far, he has instantly captured their hearts. He is a sweetheart, and a perfect companion.
As you may know from prior posts, he was originally diagnosed with Swimmer syndrome, which is a rare developmental deformity of newborn dogs, and less commonly of newborn cats, whereby the hind limbs, and at times the front limbs as well, are splayed laterally resulting in an inability or difficulty to stand or walk. However, further evaluation suggested that he may have experienced a traumatic delivery during birth, causing significant nerve damage. Either way, even though he can walk and run around well and without pain, his major challenge now is that he is incontinent as a result of his nerve damage.
Because of this incontinence, it was recently decided by the shelter to go through with euthanasia since the predicted adopter pool would be too small for a shelter to keep a kitten with this type of disability…UNLESS, of course, we are able to find his forever home. Specifically, to minimize his accidents, he would need to have his bladder manually expressed several times throughout the day. We currently do this twice a day, which definitely seems to be preventing major accidents around our home. This may not be necessary if you have an area you are willing to clean or utilize puppy diapers. Obviously, this is the biggest challenge that any home taking Speedo in will have to overcome. However, this could definitely be manageable.
Most importantly, Speedo is not in any pain, has no current or expected suffering and could live a long and healthy life. Euthanasia was decided simply because of a predicted small adopter pool. Additionally, there is no expected medical care that he will require, so his medical costs would be $0.00! The only extra costs would come from buying puppy pads/puppy diapers if his new family would choose to utilize them. He is mobile, and besides his incontinence, he is very healthy. Ultimately, he deserves a chance at life in a loving home. And we know there is someone out there who can provide him with the time, care and love that he needs to have his fair chance at a long, healthy and loving life.
We are located in Arlington, VA, and are willing to drive quite the distance if we find a suitable home for Speedo. If you are interested or have any questions please email us at [email protected] Thank you so much!