Why Your Cat Will Play With Just About Anything

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For humans, summer is the time to play and relax as much as possible. Go camping, golfing, fishing, take a vacation or whatever you choose to do to unwind. Cats have the luxury of being able to play every day regardless of the weather or where they are living. According to a cat behavioral consultant, Daniel Quaghozzi, from San Francisco, most domestic cats are pretty bored. We, as humans, underestimate the amount of interactive play they need on a daily basis. We get excited about a brand new toy we’ve bought them, but most of the time, they prefer the packaging it came in! Sound familiar?

Bored

Let’s take a look at some cats playing with THEIR choice of toys.

Wormhole

They get their exercise for the day playing with this.

Out of Toilet Paper

Nice try, but not a good excuse!

Looks like Snowflake

Cardboard is always a favorite toy.

Truth in Advertising

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Don’t think you’d want to see this!

Highly Trained Technicians

Or this!

New Curtains

Sometimes you might not even know they’ve been playing around unless………

Who Dun It

Pulling Crap

Sometimes they want to play with “little humans”.

Pets and Kids

They might get a surprise when they play with adults.

Spoil Sport

And, of course, there’s always the dog.

Apologize

To sum up, cats don’t always get excited to play with the toys we think they should.

Cat Toys

Sometimes our cats can be too curious for their own good. And while it’s fun to watch them turn just about anything into a toy, we have to be careful about what they can get their paws on. Stringlike objects, such as yarn, can cause intestinal blockages or strangulation. Plastic bags can suffocate and the handles can get caught on a cat’s neck. Small objects could be chocking hazards. Always use your good judgement.

What kind of everyday materials does your cat like to play with? Would love to hear your stories.

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

Weird and Bizarre Cat Days

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I do a newsletter for my church and send it out once a month. I started posted some of the weird and bizarre holidays for each month. Some of them are real crazy!! A lot of them revolve around food, like National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, and some are just plain silly, like Make Your Bed Day (isn’t that everyday?) or Be Late For Something Day. (Some people are always late) Anyway it gave me an idea for the blog. Here’s the weird days for this last week. Let’s see how our furry friends handle them.

Last Saturday, the 13th, was Positive Thinking Day. One look at this guy and you couldn’t help but do that!

Remember to Smile

Sunday was National Cream Filled Donut Day (Yum!!) This one wants his delivered.

Go Buy Something

Monday was Make A Hat Day. I think she had some help with hers.

Cute Bonnet

Tuesday was Collect Rocks Day (See what I mean about being silly) This cat passed on the rocks; he likes fish instead.

Oops

Wednesday was Citizenship Day. (Now that one makes sense!) You’re being a good citizen when you’re kind and helping someone else.

Every Cat Must Have Its Own Dog

Thursday was National Cheeseburger Day. (That’s another yum!) This little kitty made you a cookie because he wanted to trade it for your cheeseburger. (Sneaky little devil) However, you waited too long and he was too hungry.

I Made You a Cookie

Friday was Talk Like A Pirate Day. Couldn’t find any pirates, but found the Three Musketeers. That’s going to have to be close enough. However, they have the wrong day. Silly cats!

All For One and One For All

And finally, today is International Eat An Apple Day. Evidently the baby and/or the parents didn’t know that.

Watched Another Zombie Movie

Oh, well, such is life!! How did you do with this week’s weird and bizarre holidays? Like I said, some of them are pretty silly! Any comments to share about whether you liked this or not?

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

 

The Meaning of Life

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Tommy, and his friend, Bob, the cat, were talking about the meaning of life one day.  It wasn’t a very serious talk since Tommy was very young and Bob was a cat.  However, Bob could talk which made it easy for Tommy to understand him.  They took turns telling each other what they thought life was all about.

Tommy told Bob about how his day would go most of the time.  Mom would get him up in the morning to eat breakfast and get dressed.  He would play for a while or listen to a story that Mom would read if she had time.  Then it would be time for lunch.  He would have to take a nap in the afternoon.  It was always fun when Dad came home because he would play with Tommy until supper.  They would all sit around the table and visit about their day.  Pretty soon, it was time to go to bed.  Tommy thought that his life was boring sometimes, except for the playing part, of course.

Bob told Tommy that he had done some of the same things when he was a kitten.  Momma would give him breakfast in the morning and almost clean the fur right off of him.  Playing was a lot of fun, but he couldn’t do it for very long without getting sleepy.  Sometimes he played with Momma; sometimes he played with hoomans like Tommy.  It seemed like he slept a lot when he was little.  His Momma was always close by to protect him and his brothers and sisters.  Momma taught him many things so he would be able to take care of himself when he grew up.

By this time, Tommy needed to go home.  As they were saying goodbye, they decided what life was all about.

Smart Cat

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667