Why do cats love bags so much? Is it the noise the make? Something about the way they feel? The easy shelter they provide when you’re snuggled up inside?
Lola is very fond of bags. Plastic or paper, back pack or handbag, she’ll sit on (or in!) them all.
We tend to try and keep large paper bags if we get them, so that she can play with them for a few days. One of her favourite things to do, when hyper, is run and jump at the paper bag. The result is rather noisy!
She’ll also slide into them at times. Again, this is quite noisy. The main difference between the sliding and the run-and-jump is that the sliding usually results in a rest in the bag, whilst run-and-jump will probably be repeated a few times.
Whilst paper bags are, for the most part, far more animal friendly than plastic ones, we cat owners must be careful of handles! On one of her slides Lola managed to get part way through the handle, and stopped there for her rest phase. Whilst she probably would have been able to get herself back out, we decided it would be best to cut through the handles so that she couldn’t trap herself.
Bags can be fun but make sure they’re safe fun!