Last Christmas my cat got wind up mice. This Christmas she got ping pong balls. I think she likes the mice best. I actually bought her another set of the mice last summer because the ones from Christmas were worn out.
She can’t wind them up, of course, but I do it for her. I place them in various places and when she bats them with her paw, they move. I hear her now in her room playing with them is why I thought to write this. She also has her ping pong balls and as they fall, she runs after them.
Our dog has tennis balls she plays with and the cat spends some time playing with them as well. I think she really just wants her cat scent on them to tease the dog the next time the dog chases one.