Bugsy — The Best Toy Ever

When mom ordered our window shelf, she also ordered one of our favorite toys – a Cat Dancer. Mom has always called these toys “bugsy.” Whoever came up with the idea for bugsy was a genius. This toy couldn’t be simpler – a wire with some paper on the end – but I bet there isn’t a cat out there who isn’t mesmerized by them. You know, we cats are entertained by the simplest things!

Bugsy - Best Toy Ever

We had a Cat Dancer a long time ago but, as it often happens with our toys, it disappeared. We probably finally killed it good. This bugsy didn’t come with the paw that our old one came with. The paw stuck on something, like the wall or a door. It had a slit in it that one end of the wire fit into to hold it in place. Since it didn’t come with this, it took mom a while to find a good spot for it.


Once it was in place, we each took a turn playing, then we all played together. Echo couldn’t get enough of it. He kept playing and playing. Mom says one of the kitties before us would play with it until she was exhausted and panting. We didn’t go that far but close.



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  3. This toy seems awesome…it sure keeps you playing. I like it.


  4. That looks like TONS of fun! Our mom buys those for her shelter!!

  5. Oh wow dat’s purretty cool. Weez always wunnewed how dat worked and what attached too.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. Mom had made something like that for me and it was a lot of fun, but then the part that stuck in the door broke and that was it. Don’t really need it at the house, but it would be great on the boat. Thanks for the info! =^,,^=

  7. We LOVE “bug” too! It jumps and wiggles and is sooooo fun to chase! It is also very affordable! I love it almost as much as Da Bird and it is one of Ralphie’s favorite toys!

  8. Raven says:

    Some of my former kitties loved playing with the Cat Dancer. I had to be careful though because that think can whip around pretty quickly and smack them.

  9. Noodle says:

    You have some smooth moves…

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!
    Noodle and crew

  10. WOW that does look like fun! It’s going on Truffles’ Christmas list 🙂

  11. Y’know…the Cat Dancer is one of our favorite toys too. So simple…but it sure keeps us going!

  12. That toy looks super cool! We will have to get our mom to get us one of those!

  13. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys….looks like a lot oh fun !!! we will ahve ta tell de food serviss gurl ta chex in two gettin uz a cat dancer …thanx for de tip ♥

  14. Sammy says:

    Oh wow – you really ARE enjoying yourselves!!! WOO HOOOOO!!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  15. Ellen Pilch says:

    We had one of those years ago, thanks for the reminder. I need to get another one as I have no idea whatever happened to ours.

  16. Kitties Blue says:

    Mom says that their first cat, Skooter, had one of these back in the 80s. She guesses it bit the dust. We think we’ll ask her to get one for us. Sure looks as if you all are having lots of fun. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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