The only thing better than a toy that keeps your cat and dog occupied for hours is one that requires no intervention on your part. A ball needs to be tossed, a pull toy needs to be tugged, but this laser pointer that clips onto a collar will have your pet chasing, but never catching, that small red dot until they're ready for a nap.
It's just 10 bucks, can be set to steadily glow or blink at different rates, and it has a timer that can automatically turn off the laser after 15 minutes if your pet gets a little too worked up while chasing it. It's certainly not a replacement for actually spending time with your pet, but sometimes they need an activity to occupy themselves that doesn't involve destroying your furniture. [ThinkGeek]