Feline Fun Friday – Games Your Cat Plays

Does your cat make up games? Ours do. You’ll probably notice that some cats are more creative than others. Our precious tabby, Lily, made a game of decorating the house with her toys. She couldn’t stand seeing them piled neatly in her toy basket, she wanted them out where she could see them and we could stumble over them. Olivia, on the other hand, will not disturb her toy box. She loves to play with her toys when you get them out, but she won’t venture in to get them herself.

Some cats play hide and seek. They hide your earring or watch or a phone number you’ve been saving or your used tea bag for you to find when and where you least expect it. Oh my!

Do your cats put you through agility trials? I’m getting too old to get down on my hands and knees and dig out Olivia’s toys (and my fingernail file) after Olivia has kicked it under the furniture to live with the dust bunnies.

What about that game most cats like to play which I call, Made you Look! What is it that cats see when they stare seemingly into space? I’ve had cats actually follow something across a room with their eyes when there’s absolutely nothing there? Do cats see spirits? The jury’s still out on that one for me.

Cats also like to play fetch—most of the time it is you doing the fetching. Occasionally Olivia will bring toys to me to throw. Such fun. Love it when she returns time and time again with a toy for me to toss.

Then there’s the game cats play when you’re relaxing. Fluffy or Tuffy encourages you to get up and dig a toy from between the sofa cushions lest the cat tear into the fabric with her claws, and when you return to your seat the cat is curled up all cute and cozy where you’d been sitting.

And how do they know exactly which document you’re working with or reading? They know. I know they know because that’s just the document they want to shred.

What’s your cat’s favorite game?


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2 Responses to Feline Fun Friday – Games Your Cat Plays

  1. Nettie says:

    None of our cats have been very impressed with actual cat toys. I have tried all different types over the years, but most are played with for a day or two when new, then ignored from then on (even if they contain catnip). Now twist ties, rubber bands, and pipe cleaners are endlessly fascinating (although I usually take rubber bands away just in case). The object is batted from one end of the house to the other until it ends up under a piece of furniture too low to get a paw under. If I can retrieve it, the game resumes, even days or longer later. As I saw on a meme once, if we ever moved, I cannot even begin to guess what will be found under much of our bigger furniture!

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