Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Mrs. B works for her food

See, I do feed Mrs. B. She just has to work a little harder for her food. Don't worry, it is only her daily treat I put in the ball, otherwise she just gobbles them up in 2 seconds.

20 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

whoa - we've neffur seen a treat ball! that's purrty cool! hey - how 'bouts you put a tape measure 'round Mrs. B's tum an we do the same wif Grr an we compares?
Cocoa

PJ said...

Oh, my gosh I've never seen one
I think Rico and Rhett would love that.
I'm sure Rafe would not find it amusing though..ha

The Meezers said...

we hadded a treat ball once, but Sammy losted it.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

We haf two treat balls (different from that one). Victor takes BOF an rolls them down the stairs to get all the treats out. Then he hides them an Mom goes back to makin us sit an spin fur our treats. If you haf stairs, try rollin the ball down them to get the treats sooner.

Cecilia said...

Grr. Mrs. B's tum is about 9 inches. Notice that I said "about"? She does not take kindly to having her measurements taken!

Zeus said...

I think I would be seriously ticked off if my human pet hid my treats in some ball and expected me to work for it. That's just craziness!!!

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

I've wondered how those work. Did she figure out how to roll it right away or did it take time to show her how? I think my cats would just sit & stare at it. sss's mom

Cecilia said...

I had to show her a little, but she learned it after a few tries. I just made it very eazy in the beginning (you can set the size of hole where the food comes out). However, I guess it depends on how hungry the cat is. Since Mrs. B is on a diet, she is very eager to play with the ball.

Fat Eric said...

I do that too! My snack ball is shaped like a roly mouse with ears on. When we first got it, it took me a long time to work out how to get treats out of it. But now I have got my technique down to a fine art and can empty the ball in about 2 seconds. My mum says I can get the treats out now in less time than it takes her to put them in! The secret is to hook the ball on one of my claws and then shake it in the air until all the treats fall out!

Rascal said...

My personal reaction was "poor Mrs. B" but Mom's reaction was "wow, were can we get one of those?"

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

the Quiet Girl needed the Lady to install a CD burner in her computer last night and we didn't get to measure Grr. we'll catch her tonight and compare. in fact, I'll include my measurements too. I'm very proud of my figure!
Midnight

Cecilia said...

Grr. I made a mistake when I wrote Mrs. B's tummy is 9 inches! I wish. It is 1 ft AND 9 inch. So 21 inches! Bubbles is 1 ft and 1 inch = 13 inches.

Derby said...

Mum got me one of those and I ignored it. I want to mooch treats directly from her. I get most of my treats hand fed to me. Plus few at a time and I do have to work to get them. Usually.

momsbusy said...

mrs. b is very smart. don't tell i said that the video makes her tummy really look b-i-g. i wouldn't want her to get a complex. she might not let you take anymore pics of her.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

here are our results:
Midnight 14"
Cocoa 15"
Grr 17.5"

oooh - Mrs. B, you're quite fluffy, aren't you?

Rascal said...

Hmph. Mom measured my tummy (after I finally let her) and she said it is 21 inches.

Like Derby I get my treats fed by hand too. Now Mom's mumbling something about "ration treats" ???

Emma's Kat said...

Momsbusy!! You're supposed to say fluffy! Mrs. B may know how to spell ya know! ;) Lol! Very cool treat ball, btw! I'll have to get my fuzzez one of those. Did you rig it yourself or you buy them w/the hole already in it?

Cecilia said...

I bought the ball a long time ago, sorry I can't remember where.
Grr, you see I have to "starve" her so she can be as pretty as you at 17.5 inches.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

she's already quite bee-you-tee-full an is still the wallpaper on the Lady's 'puter!

Victor Tabbycat said...

We figgerd out our treat balls real quick. Mom rolled one, a treat fell out, and I could smell more inside, so I tried to get them. I push it wif my nose an check behind fur treats. When Bonnie does that, I follo her cuz she misses the treats sumtimes!