Agent Romanoff loves chasing after things, like her BB-8 cat teaser, and I wanted to get her a toy that would allow her to take full advantage of her hunting ability. I went to the pet store to see what they had in stock.
The first thing I saw was that a lot of the moving cat toys were pretty pricey. I love my cat, but I only have so much money to spend on her. Then I noticed a Leaps & Bounds Winged Chase box on the bottom shelf.
On the box, it states that it:
“-Promotes exercise and spirited play
-Satisfies cats’ instinct to chase
-Includes 2 butterfly attachments”
The toy also requires 3 AA batteries which weren’t included, but I have plenty of batteries at home, so that wasn’t a problem. On the back of the box, there were instructions on how to put the toy together.
It was about $20 and I figured it would work for my needs. When I went to the register, I spoke with the cashier about the toy. She hadn’t seen anyone purchase it before (it was the only box on the shelf) and said if my cat didn’t like, I could always return it with my receipt. Done and done.
I took the toy home and attempted to put it together. First off, it was really hard trying to unscrew the screw where I needed to put in the batteries. A friend helped me to unscrew and screw in the battery box cover after I put in the batteries. Then I installed a butterfly and set it near Agent Romanoff.
I turned on the toy and it spun really fast. The butterfly shook as it spun around in a circle. Agent Romanoff was surprised and she backed off from the toy. Oh no. I’m already thinking I wasted $20 on a toy that she didn’t like so I turned it off. She returned to the toy and sniffed at the butterfly. That was promising and I figured it’ll be a toy that she’ll only like if it’s turned off.
An hour later, I turned on the toy and watched Agent Romanoff’s reaction. She backed away, but it kept her interest as her head turned with the butterfly’s spin. All of a sudden, she pawed at the butterfly and tried to catch as it spun.
Since purchasing the Winged Chase toy, Agent Romanoff loves playing with it. She’s come to a point where she’ll start from the opposite side of my room and run after the butterfly, miss it, and start from my bathroom in order to chase it again. Sometimes she’ll hide with the plastic bag she’s claimed as her own toy as she attempts to catch the butterfly.
I couldn’t find the toy on either the pet store website or Amazon, so I don’t know if it’s still in stock, but Leaps & Bounds company has plenty of toys for sale that I’m tempted to try out for Agent Romanoff since the toy went so well. It’s definitely one of Agent Romanoff’s favorites.