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Jungle Cat's Adventures

A note from daddy...

August 3rd 2012 2:57 pm
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We have told you friends all about Saphira playing fetch, something that Ocicats are famous for. At first she just did straight fetch, me throwing the toy and her chasing it down and then returning it to me. Since then she has expanded her repertoire, to catching the toy in midair, and throwing the toy either across the room or else into the air to catch again, still finally returning it to me. More recently, if I don't toss the toy for her, she will pick it up and jump down onto the floor with it, then toss it around before returning it. About returning, she has started doing that differently too, hopping up on the bed as always, but instead of dropping it by me, she walks over to the side of the bed, then drops or tosses it onto the floor beside me. Since I can't always retrieve it immediately, I take note of where it is and then go about whatever I was doing. Usually I come back later to find the mouse gone, and find it back on the bed. Nice that she eventually picks up her toys. I think that these changes over time are her way of avoiding boredom, continually coming up with new game variations for herself.

Today she brought me a mouse as she often does to initiate a fetch game. I started playing with her, but this time instead of maybe three or four rounds and then rest time for kitty, she just kept at it over and over again. At first I was not sure why she was so persistent this time, but I think I have it grokked out now: She has been watching the Olympics with us over the last week, and I think she as visions of being in the kittylympics. I guess it takes lots of practice to be an Olympicat!


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