I think cats the world over are all the same; more interested in the packaging than in the goodies we buy them. Walter really loves Vitakraft 7+ turkey and liver cat food but we can only buy it in shops further afield which we more usually go to in the summer months, so even though it’s quite a bit dearer buying it through Amazon we signed up to their Subscribe and Save scheme to get a pack of 16 trays delivered at the beginning of each month.
When the January consignment was delivered both Walter and Jozef thoroughly enjoyed a tray each morning for their breakfasts for 16 days in a row so we were happily anticipating the same when the February batch arrived. No so! This month they are much less enthusiastic and in fact have both had more pleasure from the box it came in than the food itself. Walter especially has gone crazy with it, playing all sorts of games with us and on his own, he’s even sat in the box and had his meals, and of course there has to be red crepe paper involved in everything.
It’s lovely to see him playing; he’s 12 this year but still throws himself wholeheartedly into fun and games like this, I especially love to see his face if I make the box move while he’s sitting in it, I told him he was in a canoe up the Amazon, he just looked at me as if to say “OK mother, whatever you say”.
We will know when he’s sick of playing with the box – he’ll pee on it. That’s the Walter we know and love.