The latest cat toy is the iPad cat toy. This is a really clever idea but I have one massive doubt about it.
The iPad runs a programme that is made for a cat such a mouse or ball moving randomly around the screen. The cat tries to catch the mouse or ball with his or her paws.
Who would use their iPad like this? The screen is bound to get scratched as the cat tries to grab the mouse with his or her claws.
But wait a minute..Have these cats got claws? That is the simple and fundamental question that I have.
It is said that the iPad has a very durable screen. That maybe but if it is scratched all over it will lose some of that Apple chic. And the usual Apple owner likes that slick chic.
Don’t get me wrong. I would love it if the person who owned the iPad allowed a cat with claws to play with the device in this way. That would demonstrate the kind of prioritizing that I like. But I have a fear that the popular videos on YouTube showing a cat playing on an iPad cat toy involve a declawed cat – or am I being too cynical? It is very hard to tell but I have not seen claws out in these videos.
Here is a video:
and another in case the first one is taken off YouTube leaving the screen black.
What do you think?