White human with curly light brown hair looking into the camera

Being an autistic ADHD human I am best friends with hyperfixation. I fall in and out of love with hobbies as the dopamine waxes and wanes. My passions and hyperfixations are born out of dopamine. I contribute what I call my "MacGyver gene" to my neurodivergent brain. When I have an idea for a project my brain works 100mph connecting pieces together. It's like opening a computer and doing a search of the database. It's one of my favorite things about my brain!

The Cats

From a very young age we always had at least one cat in our family when I was growing up. My love for cats exploded on a deeper level when my spouse, child, and I adopted Luna and Nebula in 2022. They joined our senior Charlie who, as of this writing, is 13 years old. To round out the bunch is Vega who we just recently adopted in the fall of 2022! These four cats bring us so much love and joy.

My passion in feline enrichment, clicker training my cats, nose work, cat behavior, and learning how they communicate brought me to creating my own cat toys. I take note of what toys they love the most and translate that into what I create for them.

String of photos hanging on clothesline. Each photo is of a different cat.

My cats help me test the cat toys I create to ensure that they are up to their standards. I pay close attention to what sort of toys they like best but also what I like most in a cat toy (for example, the kind of wand that feels good to hold in my hand when playing with them). Combining my love of felting with my love of cats makes my heart happy.

Left photo of child Heidi holding orange cat. Right photo of adult Heidi holding black cat.