About 3 years ago 3 of our indoor cats died within about a year. We had one kitty left and she was quite lonely. We were thinking about adopting another older cat to be her companion when my neighbor called and said they needed to get rid of their 2 year old cat because one of her kids was allergic, so we took him. So we've had him since July.
I love this cat (his name is Pudge--and he is!) but he needs constant attention! I've bought him tons of toys (but he only really likes to play with an aluminum foil ball and a box) but he loses interest pretty quickly. He likes it if I throw the ball for him, but he loses interest after just a couple of minutes. Unless he's sleeping he follows me around and meows, or gets into cabinets or tries to get our other cat to play.
The other cat is 10 years old and she'll play a bit, but I think the age difference is too big. I've even thought about adopting a younger cat for him to play with, but that's just crazy.
Anyway, when I don't have time to entertain him I do lock him in the solarium. It's a very nice glassed in room with food, water, cat litter boxes and lots of comfortable places to lay, but I still feel guilty.
Does anyone have any ideas to keep this cat busy? And will he grow out of it? It's been so long since I've had a young cat, I don't remember if they're quite that active at 2 years old.