I know hair ties are a common play thing of some of our cats, but I think Doogie has taken it beyond liking into a complete obsession. Only recently has my hair been long enough to put into a ponytail so I went out and got some new hair ties. I would take them out and just leave them sit next to my makeup in the bathroom. Well, apparently when one fell to the ground, Doogie found it to be the best toy ever (they were the thick ones w/out a metal clasp, so when I found out he was playing w/one I wasn't concerned). Cute at first, and not at all surprising b/c I had heard about cats loving them before. BUT, he then began to take this newfound love of hair ties to a new level. One night he woke me up by crawling over me to get to my nightstand where there was a hair tie. Other nights I woke up to him making noise on the dresser trying to get one that was up there. It was like he had a honing device to find the hair ties! So I started keeping them hidden so that he couldn't get to them. But I had left out the package of hair ties (piece of cardboard with the hair ties wrapped around them) that had the ones I hadn't used yet on it in the bathroom. One night josh woke up to go to the bathroom and found doogie with the package on the floor and pulling, one by one, the hair ties off the cardboard package!!! In the morning I found about 6 hairties scattered around the bathroom and the package empty. I laughed and told josh what I found (not knowing he saw him do it) and he said "you're kidding! I thought that was a dream--I saw him pulling them off with his teeth and paws one by one!!"
So needless to say, no hair ties or packages get left out anymore--they are all hidden and out of sight for my seriously hair tie obsessed kitty!