Cats are often unpredictable; they'll either pester us to play with them all day, or lose interest in playing at all. Gail writes to Amy Shojai, CABC: "Gail writes, "It breaks my heart that my three-year-old cat doesn't play much at all. I try tossing balls up the stairs and sometimes she will paw them so that they roll back down to me; most times, however, she just sits there looking at me. I tried catnip toys and she has little interest. I've tried pulling strings, and still no go. She tends to watch me more than play. Please help. I know she needs stimulation and activity and I want to provide that."
Amy offers some very creative ideas for encouraging play by couch-potato cats. Follow her advice to strengthen your bond with your cat through interactive play.