I have a 8 year old cat that is addicted to these. They used to be very easy to find - WalMart, Kmart, Petsmart, Petco, dollar store - they all had these for about a dollar. Now they are next to impossible to find. I ordered all they had available here when I placed my order. My cat has seperation anxiety and uses these to self comfort. He carries them around in his mouth, crying, until he drops it in the place he last saw us - then he goes to sleep. Absolutely nothing else helps him. He also likes to play with us with this toy. It is not the sturdiest toy, the tip easily breaks off, but we just tie it back on a bit lower on the stick. I don't usually leave a toy with a string (stretchy tho it may be) around a cat unsupervised, but this cat never bothers the string part, even in play, he is just interested in holding the toy part in his mouth. He does sometimes "strum" the string to make the bell jingle. Too cute.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]