By Ingrid King
March 9, 2011
I had never heard of the muffin tin game until I read Liz Palika’s post about Archer playing it , and I immediately started wondering whether it could be adapted for cats. As the single mom of a single young indoor cat, I’m always looking for ways to entertain and stimulate my precocious,Â high energy little cat.
I didn’t have any tennis balls, and they might be a little too big for Allegra anyway, but I figured I could use a bunch of cat toys. The real question was whether I had a muffin tin. I don’t bake, but I managed to unearth one from the far back reaches of my kitchen cabinet.Â We were ready to test this!
I placed a freeze dried chicken treat in each hole, and covered the treats with toys that were about the size of the holes. Allegra watched my preparations with great interest (the sound of the treat bag always brings her running from whereever in the house she may be).
Would the muffin tin game work for cats? Watch the results.
And yes, she did eventually get that last one out – but she needed to take a thorough bath before she tackled that. I don’t know how to edit video, and while I may think the suspense and cuteness factors are high enough, I didn’t think the rest of the world would want to watch an additional five minutes of Allegra and the Muffin Tin Game, so I stopped recording.
Meanwhile, Allegra is preparing her Acatemy Awards acceptance speech.