I was just thinking of Mekitty & her little purple octopus, (sort of) it was made with acrylic yarn, with metallic purple threads too, & sort of fluffy/fuzzy, & had googly eyes. I had tied a s string to the top of it & dangled & bounced it for her. She'd grab it in her forepaws & flop on her side, bite at it, while kicking at it with her hindpaws, huffing & puffing oll over it, too!
I could bounce that octopus or just a balled up paper bag on a length of string, over obsticles, like her tunnel, or my bag, or whatever, I suppose, & she would pounce over objects in the living room to catch it. That was one of our best games.
I tied it to a knob on my drawers, so while she pulled on it, the elastic, in this case, would make it bounce away when she lost her grip on it. But she was too good! Also, I think she liked it better when I held the other end of the string. I had to stop using elastic, as she would munch & swallow some into her throat. Scary kitty! She might still do that, but not so much or scarily much anyway whenI tied string to things.
It was quite a while after, when it dawned on me, she liked the octopus because of something in the acrylic or the metallic thread, she liked like some people like certain substances. She was addicted to something, I'm sure. The wa she licked at the green resuable shopping bag handles, the nylon strap on my shoulder bag, the artificial & often metallic Xmas ornaments, & objects, like the reindeer made of a wire frame covered in plasticy/papery strips, green like pine needles, (loved munching on that) & ofcourse, the flouro pink string. I had to get some string made from some natural fibre.I am still very curious about that behaviour she had.