I don't really know exactly how to play with Bella. Jamie, her sidekick, runs after balls and such. Bella gets bored very, very quickly. I used to dangle the "cat dancer" for her and walk around with it, but she's bored with it now. And of course she looks up to my hand holding the toy, seeing that I'm the one manipulating it, and then seems uninterested. SMART KITTY!!
She likes roll-y things -- pens she loves, for example. Also rolls of toilet paper, which she routinely shreds. I got one of those puzzle toys - the cardboard box with shapes cut out, where you can put a ball or something in. Jamie loved it for a couple of days. Bella didn't. Also: Jamie seemed cleverer than Bella about getting the balls out!
Is there any toy at all someone could suggest? I would LOVE to play with Bella. Her primary playmate, of course, is Jamie, and the two girls are now pretty bonded. Bella is especially fascinated by Jamie, gazing at her, lifting her head when she hears her, and so on. Someone on the forum wrote to me that of course cats are more bonded to each other, and that I'm not a cat, so . . . . I'll try a toilet paper roll. Beyond that, I just don't know.