Monkey Fist Bell MouseMeghan M. Reilly
You and your cat will enjoy this toy equally - you for it's nautical esthetic, your cat for, well, it's a toy with a bell.
What is a monkey fist? The monkey’s fist knot is most often used as the weight in a heaving line. The line would have the monkey’s fist on one end, an eye splice or bowline on the other, A lightweight feeder line would be tied to the bowline, then the weighted monkey’s fist could be hurled between ship and dock. The other end of the lightweight line would be attached to a heaver-weight line, allowing it to be drawn to the target easily.