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This door gadget will distract your cat so you can finally wrap gifts in peace

The cheapest distraction money can buy.


Colette Bennett


Posted on Dec 5, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 9:03 am CDT

Wrapping presents requires peace and quiet. Cat owners know that means that a distraction from the oh-so-appealing sounds of crinkling tissue paper. (Not to mention the absolute fascination of ribbons.) Those wrapping at night need even more help because we all know cats get weirder and wilder as the hour grows late. Why do they wail in the bathroom in the dark at 4 am? We may never know.

Cats are not meant to be understood. But in trade for that lack of understanding, we get to witness all the humor in their behavior, especially when they get obsessed with unusual toys. The laser pointer is a cat fave, but the Fling-Ama-String might actually let you get all the gifts wrapped this year before your furry friends claw them to death.

Fling-Ama-String (made by the appropriately named company, Moody Pet) is a battery-operated barrel of laughs. A silky cord is sewn onto a flat elastic ‘conveyer’ belt which is constantly rotating. The cord flings in and out for kitty’s non-stop amusement. Cats can bite, paw, claw, and ultimately stop the string. As soon as they let go, the string automatically starts to rotate again and again and again…In other words, the perfect thing for them to obsess over to no end.

Get your Christmas duties done in a timely fashion while your cat chases the string that it has no hope of catching. It’s one of the few things we can lord over them, so we may as well take this small victory. Grandma has a chance of getting her Christmas gift without claw marks now.

You can get the Fling-Ama-String cat toy on sale for $24.95 (regularly $29.95) through Amazon. Shop now, while you can still get one for your favorite cat lover before Christmas.

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*First Published: Dec 5, 2017, 8:52 am CST