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Ripple Rug

Posted by terrepruitt on June 1, 2020

We usually buy gifts for our cats for Christmas. But our cats have so many toys that I didn’t think they needed more stuff last Christmas. They end up with boxes. Sometimes our intent is to let them have the box, but sometimes it is sitting in the room waiting to be taken out to recycle and one of the cats decides they like it, so of course it becomes their box. They also like paper and bags. So packing paper and paper bags that are destined to be put in recycle or put away for use at another time end up being a cat possession. So yes, it is probably unnecessary for me to say we look like we have trash all over our house because basically we do. But is it trash that our cats play with, sit on, sit under, etc. I am sure you understand – those of you with cats. Well, as I said I wasn’t going to buy anything for them for Christmas but I kept seeing the Ripple Rug. I saw it on ads, I saw it on Tweets, and I saw it on posts, so at the last minute I ordered one. I didn’t think it would arrive on time but who cares, they are cats. They don’t know WHEN it is they are receiving a gift.

 

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It is quite entertaining.

When we first took it out of the Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia online, Zoom meetings, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, Nia Technique, Yin Yoga, stretch classes, online exercise, Zoom classes, virtual yogapackage it was very stiff and remained “tented” very well. But now after two months of cats sitting on it and lying on it, it does not “tent” as well. When I opened the package I read the instructions that came with it and they say how to remedy that, but I have not yet bothered because we are still playing fine with it.

 

 

 

 

Nessa, the tortie, will lie in it for hours. I think that she plans on attacking someone when they walk by but then she ends up falling asleep, but I could be wrong. She just LOVES to lie in it. She also loves to have the wand from their flyers poke out through the holes and edges. That is her latest favorite game.

Teagan just really loves to lie on it.

Nessa and Teagan will both play with each other using the Ripple Rug as a place to hide and smack at the other one.

It is quite large so it takes up a large portion of real estate in the living room, but whatever. It keeps them entertained.  And me too to be honest!

 

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Have you heard of the Ripple Rug.  How do your cats like to play?

10 Responses to “Ripple Rug”

  1. This is such a good idea! So simple and plain, it’s the sort of thing my cat could go for I think (he seems to not understand the notion of playing with toys if they look like toys). I think he’d do a Nessa; lie in it then fall asleep for hours. Hopefully the instructions will help if/when you need to re-tent it a little but it’s great the kittkats are getting lots of use of it, 5* for entertainment value by the sound of it! xx

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    • Oh, an out-of-the-box type of thinker. Ha! It is so funny with Nessa. We will be looking all over for her only to realize she is there. I think she does fall asleep but then when she hears us call her she thinks, “Tee hee! I am right here. They won’t find me. Tee hee!” I think it has lost some of the stiffness and I need to re-read the instructions to see what they say about it. It is fun because the “tunnels/tents” can be rearranged. (Look at you, reading and commenting! Hopefully you are feeling better!)

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  2. It looks irresistible. We would need to have two of them to prevent arguments.

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  3. Sonja said

    Oh that is super cool, never saw one.

    The boxes yes.

    Question ” how do you get a cat inside a box?”

    Answer ” put an open box onto the floor”

    Remind me on our next phone call, about ” cat in a box” and i have a funny story, but i cant type it here on a public forum!

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    • Ha! You can send me an e-mail you know! Silly! I was having trouble logging into YouTube, I wanted to upload and link a couple of videos. I might post them separate.

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  4. I’ve never heard of it. That’s a great idea for the cats:)

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