Gift Lab #8: The Cat’s Meow
1) Product Name: Cat Chalet
2) Background Research: I just adopted my first pet, Tammy Faye Baker the cat, and wanted to make sure she was sufficiently entertained, with a toy as cute as she is.
3) Hypothesis: Cats love cardboard boxes, so Tammy Faye will love a fancy cardboard cat chalet even more!
4) Experiment: Assemble adorable cat chalet and see if it would catch the Tammy Faye’s interest.
I hung one of the cardboard ball toys from the roof with some yarn, set the chalet in the middle of my living room, and waited to see what would happen.
Now she loves to retreat to the chalet for short intervals (I call them her “vacations”). She doesn’t chew on it, but she does use it all the time to scratch her face. I also stick a laser pointer in the back and wait for her to pounce.
6) Conclusion: Cats DEFINITELY love cardboard boxes and cardboard chalets!