Puddings & Toyboys

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Daily Archives: 4 February 2012

The Poang Playgym

Atilla is obsessed with chewing the back of the chairKnowing how single-minded she is I decided to work with her rather than against her. 

  • To protect the chair I draped a tea-towel over the back so she is chewing on that rather than the chair cover.
  • I hooked an empty seed pot over the chair frame so she had somewhere else to grip onto.
  • I moved the plant pot stand nearer the chair so it was easier for her to get there/leave there.
  • Finally, I assembled a recently purchased ladder system & hung it from the back chair frame to make her experience more comfortable.

In other words, I have turned the IKEA Poang chair into a play gym.  I should also add to the above list the fact that I moved my futon back into the room so I have something soft to sit on whilst she is busy chewing.

Once in position, she rarely leaves.  She may go for a little mooch about but not for long.  She will rest in-between chewing sessions on the ladder.  She has no need to go back to the Manor for food as Cagney sits on the ladder with her & regurgitates his seed.  In general, she goes back to the Manor for bedtime just after 9pm.  Bezukhov is usually a bit agitated by this time as he wants to settle down for bedtime but cannot do so until the leader is back home.