Eco-tip: Pine cones make good cat toys

Instead of buying small toys made in Asia from questionable materials, under questionable labor standards and shipped across the globe using much precious energy, why not just go for something all natural, biodegradable and free. My experience has shown that pine cones are a perfect toy for playful kittens. They're hard enough to withstand abuse, yet light enough to be easily thrown around during play (especially on hardwood floors). You can also tie them to a string and have them dangle around. Hours of fun for kitty! [by MGR]