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How to Reuse an Old Cat Toy Wand – An Eco-Friendly Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a little black kitten named Furball.  He was a spoiled prince of a cat and he had quite the assortment of wand toys. Over time, this little black cat would tear the dangling toys to shreds or rip all of the feathers out of the end of the wand.  Eventually, all that was left, were some nubby gnawed ends and pathetic remnants of string on a stick.

Furball’s owner was eco-conscious so instead of throwing out the old wand toys, she kept them.  Eventually she had quite the compendium sitting in a box in the closet.  One day, she had a bright idea.  She took a wand and removed the chewed up toy from the end.  Then, she took a thick elastic band and wrapped it around the end.  Next, she tied a rope around another elastic band and wrapped that around the same end.

Ta da!  And the wands lived happily ever after as reused toys.

The moral of this story:

1) If your cat eats elastic bands or tries to eat them, don’t do this!

2) If not, you don’t need to throw out the cat toy wand.  Instead, you can reuse it. Take a couple of thick elastic bands like the ones wrapped around broccoli.  Wrap one around the end of the stick.  Tie a toy to some twine or rope.  Then tie the other end around the other elastic band.  Finally, wrap it around the end of the stick as well.

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