Our elderly study subject Rebecca doesn’t play much anymore. The Director’s wondered if she would at least appreciate a few new stuffed toys. Would she ignore them or snuggle up to them? So, we gradually added some stuffed animals to her favorite napping chair.
She immediately examined her first new toy after we placed it on her chair and settled in next to it. So far, so good. We placed more toys on her chair the next day.
The test results indicate that older cats can bond to new as well as old stuffed toys. Amazing discovery.