Our black cat Beauty likes to play with a pea-sized bead. She chases the bead if someone throws or bounces it for her, or she will play with it by herself. She carries it in her mouth, tosses it for herself, and catches it in a paw - or she will throw it on the floor for herself and bat it for herself to chase. She is a funny cat. She never gets tired of her bead, and if she hears my son start to toss it for her on linoleum or against a door, she comes running to play.