Aby-a-Day – October 18: Aïkiou test

Tessie’s birthday was last month, and, as always, I did a little photo shoot with the birthday cat. And, as always, Jacoby insinuated himself into the picture.

jaketessiebdayN6040

jaketessiebdayN6043

Tessie’s birthday gifts included Spicey Micey and a Aïkiou Stimulo interactive cat food bowl. The Stimulo bowl was given to Tessie because she has a tendency to eat out of boredom, especially dry food. So I thought that she’d like a challenge.

jakestimuloN6061

Of course, Jake seemed to be way more interested in the Stimulo than Tessie was.

jakestimuloN6062

As soon as I set it up, Jake was all over it.

jakestimuloN6063

He was very interested in all the little tubes.

jakestimuloN6067

He put the Spicey Micey onto the dish, and then tried to paw it out from between the tubes.

jakestimuloN6068

jakestimuloN6069

He seemed to really grasp the possibilities of all those little spaces and had a great time sticking his busy little paws into the dish.

jakestimuloN6072

jakestimuloN6071

I hadn’t even put any food into it yet!

jaketessiebdayN6052

After a while, Tessie decided she’d had enough of Jake’s grandstanding and took matters into her own paws. It was her birthday and her presents, after all!