Originally Posted by Pearla
Thanks everyone for the informations. I really appreciate it!
AS for the MANX cat and balancing, I never really knew that was an issue! haha but I do understand what you mean about running like rabbits! I can surely compare my Zion to a baby bunny. I NEVER had a cat before so I dont know what to compare him too!! haha. Thats why im a VERY nervous/concerned mother because I dont know if his actions are right or wrong. I read and read about cats, but nothing is more helpful then a forum like this.
PS: HOW DO YOU TRAIN THEM TO FETCH!!??? TOO CUTE!
Well my Stomrie just started doing it I threw her a toy when we were playing the one time next thing I know shes chasing after it and brings it back to me
but because she is a runer we know play on the steps I throw it down usually and she goes and fetchs it and brings it right back and places it in my room we used to play in my room and i would throw it across and shed go and get it, So I guess maybe it was something natural to her
and well when she did go and fetch I did encourage her to bring it back to me and i did tap my finger on the floor for her to drop it although now she doesnt listen to that she just drops it whever she wants too
and also if we are playing fetch on the stairs she always puts her toys back in my room, its so funny because even if she is sleeping and I am cleaning and i throw a toy to move it there she goes to catch it!!!
Originally Posted by Momofmany
I was owned by a Manx once. The only things I noticed different about him were:
1) He had tail envy of any animal with a tail
2) He had a wide body and when he laid on my chest, his arms could wrap on either side of me without stretching them out.
Yes - he used to catch wall lizards simply to pull off their tails. He would swot the other cats and dogs tails when they wagged.
see my Stormie had a tail envy of the other animals not so much any more though, but I do remember when she first came thats all she did was chase bellas tail
Originally Posted by beandip
I don't know if others experience has been different, but the cats I've had that fetch just naturally did it to some extent ...I just encouraged them by playing along. They seem to catch on faster if they have a "target" to bring the item to. My cat Isis liked to bring foil balls back and put them on a book...sounds weird but at first, when the book wasn't in front of me, she wouldn't bring it back.
Paisley comes bounding back with her little furry toy mice...she likes to drop them in a shoe, but she'll bring it back even when the shoe isn't there.
See I also did encourage Stormie to bring it back and it was a natural thing to her i was so amazed because we have ALWAYS had cats in this house and not once did one play fetch until Stormie came along
o and she loves her furry mice toys and yes my stormie loves to put any toy in my shoe and she will play with it that way if i am sleeping or doing school work, but usually i am a sucker and get up and play (although my shoes are now downstairs, putting my shoes on with some toys in there wasnt a great experience and a few times food as well