DART: Another FroliCat Review


       If you read my previous FroliCat review, you know just how impressed I have been with these innovators of the feline entertainment industry.  I was positively convinced that FroliCat’s BOLT was the single greatest accomplishment of the cat toy market to date.  But I was mistaken.  This is not to say that BOLT isn’t every bit as fantastic as I had claimed.  It absolutely is.  But today, I am writing to tell you about DART. 

       Yes, my dear cats and kittens, the good Doctors Foster and Smith of FroliCat have done it again, raising laser based fun to a whole new level.  Like BOLT, DART generates fluid, unpredictable movement patterns, but with the additional excitement of a 360 degree track.  My boy goes wild, chasing the random movements of the beam full circle around the room!  

       And the added enticement does not end with kitty’s extra dose of amusement.  DART provides supplemental human pleasing features as well.  The main attraction for me: the programmable length of play.  Whereas BOLT has an automatic shut-off after fifteen minutes, DART will continue running for the length of time desired, with program options of five, ten, fifteen or twenty minutes available if so desired.  This permits me to intermittently enjoy playtime with my cat without his festivities getting suddenly halted by the telephone, or some other distraction in my life.

       If there is a downside to DART, it is the noise it makes.  The volume isn’t enough to cause a nuisance, or even be detected in the adjacent room.  But it was loud enough to cause my cat considerable trepidation the first few times hearing it.  However, I highly recommend DART to cat parents (dog parents too).  Just be prepared for skittish pets (like mine) to require a bit of an introductory period.  It will be well worth the time and effort.

FroliCat BOLT: A Cat Toy Review

       Most cat people will probably agree that one of the greatest joys of cat parenting is playtime!  For me, kitty playtime falls second only to kitty cuddle time.  However, there are those times in my day, when I’ve just walked through the door after a long workshift, or worse, just about an hour before my alarm clock is due to start blaring, that I simply cannot summon the energy to entertain my beloved feline friend. 

       Enter BOLT.  This innovative design by FroliCat is a godsend!  BOLT‘s beam        mechanically zips around in alternating movement patterns ideal for piquing my cat’s interests and capturing his imagination.  Cats and cat parents can enjoy long periods of interactive play with FroliCat’s BOLT.  But, BOLT’s greatest allure is perhaps the solo play option it provides.

       My sweet boy no longer has to wait for mommy to get out of bed in the morning.  With FroliCat BOLT, he now gets to play on his schedule.  With just the quick touch of a button, I can set the laser beam into motion, and head back to bed!  There is just one downside: BOLT lasts only fifteen minutes in a clip.  So, I can bet on my cat returning to the bedroom to protest.  But hitting a button every fifteen minutes certainly beats getting up an hour early, or getting batted in the face with the back of a paw until I agree to stand in the living room and swing a fuzzy mouse from a string.  

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