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Method of exercising a cat
April 2011 Wacky Patent
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U.S. Patent Number: 5,443,036 


Kevin T. Amiss, Martin H. Abbott


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“How do we know what is fascinating to cats? ”

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A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of invisible light produced by a hand held laser apparatus onto the floor or wall or other opaque surface in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser so as to cause the bright pattern of light to move in an irregular way fascinating to cats, and to any other animal with a chase instinct.

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