Friday, October 7, 2011

Sock-tober!

Socks come and they go. When they go, they never do it in pairs. Have you ever noticed that?

Here this poor sock has been abandoned by its partner in the laundry, destined to be either a poor match for another, or fall into the hands of a questionable character who will only wear one sock at a time.






But, hold the tears! The toe can be filled with nip, the sock tied in the middle, the sides cut to the knot..






and the sock becomes a great cat toy!






Of course, I'm the quality control tester for this purrototype and its efficiency as a nip holder, a stretchy thing good for pulls and...excuse me, just a minute






I'm back. As I was saying, if you're ever out of toys or the ones you have just won't do, get the cat priest special, the one size nips all, sock turned toy and see all the fun you can have!





--Tom

44 comments:

http://www.lifewithlily.com said...

Why does just one sock disappear? That is a question the Universe can't answer. I love your solution ... no more lonely, solo socks in our house... nip toys for one and all from now on.

Everycat said...

What an excellent idea Tom. There is always a flowing supply of orphan socks at Everycat Towers, our joy will become their orphanage. The ape has been instructed, the nip ordered.

Gerry & oliver

MoMo said...

Great idea! Too bad this granny cat doesn't play with toys, other than slippers.

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's a great idea, Tom! Baby socks are good for that too, since they're so small.

Happy Friday and happy weekend!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a good thought a sock of nip and so handy to carry round for instant pleasure.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Paw Relations said...

Tom. we must thank you from the furry bottoms of our hearts, or is that furry hearts of our bottoms?

Finally, a use for all of The Dad's odd socks.

Brian said...

How cool Tom, I must go grab me one of those! Have a wonnderful weekend!

Fluffy and Heather said...

A pair of socks can only have one purpose, but a sock on its own? The possibilities are endless! Enjoy your weekend, Tom!

Mariodacat said...

Good idea pal. You are so smart. You must have gone to school.

Deb said...

Wonderful times they can have with a single sock. Years back we were always trying to think of things to sell to raise money for our local animal shelter. I was on the volunteer list at the time and I went into the thrift stores and bought up all the baby socks. We filled the toe part with nip and tied them with cute ribbons. We filled a basket and sold them at a fundraiser. They were a big hit. Your post just reminded me of this and now I should make some for my kitties at home.
Cute photos. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Random Felines said...

Very cute - I have seen these before donated to local shelters for the cats but have never made them for my own cats....of course, they are never hurting for toys. :)

Mr. Pip said...

What a great idea! We have SO MANY single socks! It seems like we lose two or three socks per load of laundry!

Your pal, Pip

~*Connie*~ said...

How very clever, and how good of you to volunteer to be a product tester.. :)

The Cat From Hell said...

Wow! An new cat craft! Mommy, yous knows that colletion of socks on your dresser...Me knows what yous can do with them!
Kisses
Nellie

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy says socks are the larval form of coat hangers.

We are gonna give your idea a try...that looks like a blast, Tom.

Mommmmmmmyyyyyyyy!!!!!

Marg said...

That is such a good idea with the sock. We sure are going to try that.
We sure would appreciate some strong prayers for Mahoney. We don't think her paws are broken but she might have some virus that makes her joints hurt. So any help would be so appreciated. Thanks and hope all of you have a great week end.

Oskar said...

That toy looks like it would make any kitty happy!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Sparkle said...

"One size nips all" - that is a great slogan!

Julia Williams said...

A homemade sock nip toy is the best ever!!!

Team Tabby said...

We didn't know that you were a creator of cool toys! Oh, and you are being 'green' b/c you recyled too!!!

ABBY said...

Oh Tom that is such a great idea we will have to get Mom to make us something like that when she finds one lonesome sock.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Cat Wisdom 101 said...

That very green of you. We love to recycle too. Our mom also uses old cashmere sweaters to makes cozy nest pillows for us. Have a wonderful weekend!

The Island Cats said...

Tom, that's a very good use for that lonely remaining sock! We're gonna have our mom try that!!

Avalon's Garden and The Garden Cottage Cats said...

Tom you are Genius !!!^..^ we didn't know you are inventor too....
now we can tell da mom what to do wif da one sock.
Fankz fur sharing ~
Purrrz bud..... ^..^ Kissez to mom Julie xoxoxoxoxoxo

Hope she apresheatez what a talent you are ^..^

Mr Puddy said...

Pawsome Idea , Tom !
but your first photo, you look so sick...MOL
xoxo

Oui Oui said...

What a good idea! We'll have to try it! That is a well loved sock. All the critters here would love it too.

Fisher and Staff said...

Somehow I think the single sock syndrome will be on the rise. So be it! Happy nipping, all.

Whisppy said...

That looks like so much fun and something Mummy can probably make...

Gattina said...

What an excellent idea ! with all the divorced socks laying around I could make a lot and open a shop !

BeadedTail said...

We love your idea for socks! We'll have to try it out!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh what a great idea! Really a good one. Mommy could also make some catnip sockies for other kitties too! xoxox

Tamago said...

Thank you for the great info! I never thought about making toy with sock. I do have many socks without their partners. You are very smart and creative!!

rumpydog said...

Oh Dog! What great fun!

Two Little Cavaliers said...

What a great use for an old sock with a hole and no partner. When Indiana was a puppy she was given an old sock and then thought every sock was hers to play with which meant tons of socks under the bed. Thank goodness for the most part hat has stopped and I don't have mountains of missing socks under the bed.

Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana
http://twolittlecavaliers.com

Punapippuri said...

I thought that was what socks were for and humans were just ripening them up for us.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Excellent tip, you are really on to something here. Looks like this could be a lot of fun!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Oh, you should get a patent on this asap.

Leslie Rose said...

I have three cats. This tip will really help with the dwindling cat toy budget. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

meowmeowmans said...

Great tip, Tom! We have a couple of those nip socks here, and we just love them. :)

Hugs and purrs to you and Julie!

MaryMatthews said...

Very clever! And I adore your "one size nips all" comment.

Kwee Cats said...

Tom, you gots it right! Funny thing, a few years ago when Mumsy started making odd sock nip toys for us, all of a sudden she was finding more odd socks! We just can't understand it. (If you ever need any tips on how to break into the laundry room, just let us know *wink-wink*.)

Thank you for the very kind comment you left for our Mumsy and how understanding. You put a biggie smile on her face. She send you (((hugs))).

amanda said...

Wow, Tom, you're quite an inventor cat! Super! Rio from Barcelona

Jewel said...

What a clever idea, Tom.

Clooney said...

Way to go Tom! Theese is a great job to have!