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post #1 of 23
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And if they do, what game?

Watching Nabu and Stimpy play "Island" last night made me think of this. They like to get to a spot in the room without touching the floor. Sometimes they get pretty elaborate with it, it's pretty silly. Last night Nabu went from the computer desk, to the top of the pc, to the filing tub with blankets (for the kitties bed) then to the low cat condos by the patio door, with a final destination of the cat fort Mike is building.

Raven used to stare at everything upside down just for fun. Really cracked us up when he would do it. He'd even meow at us upside down.
post #2 of 23
Oh Yeah..

My cats play the Kitty 500. They race as fast as they can around the house in a big ol circle... It's quite humorous.

They also like to play "Cat Gladiator" It's where they both charge at each other, and then jump up in the air, and bang into each other, and fall backwards.. It's quite humorous,, Loud but humorous..
post #3 of 23
Maggie used to play Who's Tail is That? around the top post of the cat tree. She still plays this game on the floor & the best part is every time she catches her tail and bite it, she looks supprised. After 2 years you think she'd catch on, but I guess that's why I call her princess and not smarty pants.
post #4 of 23
Minx plays 'lets see who can trash the christmas tree first' every year she wins
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Sophia plays "drown the toy in the water bowl until it's nice and saturated and then bring it into Mommy's bed." Gette plays "Throw the mousy in the toilet bowl and run away so Mom and Dad can find it in the morning." Jiggy plays "Sprawl out on the newspaper so Mommy can't read it."
post #6 of 23
Abby likes to play "hockey".

I bat her furry red mouse across the floor with the bottom of my foot. She runs after it and has a roll around with it. Then she sits there waiting for me to bat it again. So I have to go where she is and bat the mouse again. She runs after it again. etc. etc.

By the time her and I are finished playing "hockey", we're both huffing and puffing, (We're both fat and really out of shape)

Chynna likes to play "hockey" sometimes too. But she would rather chase the laser pointer.
post #7 of 23
These are hilarious!

Radar plays 'cat-in-the-box'. It's like a jack-in-the-box but with a grinning black and white cat leaping vertically upwards out of the box and waving his paws at you. Guaranteed heart-stopping fun every time! The time I opened the bin to put some rubbish in it and he exploded upwards out of it into my face was one of the more memorable occasions, a) due to my initial fright and b) because of having to pick up all the potato peelings from the kitchen floor.

The game they play together simply involves running from sitting room to bedroom and back again at top speed, one in pursuit of the other. They swap positions regularly. Any object available is used for ambush or as a springboard. This is especially fun when a human is lying on a sofa minding their own business half asleep and suddenly finds their stomach used as a springboard by two cats in quick succession.
post #8 of 23
Popsie likes to play who can sleep the longest. He's gettin old so he really doesn't play much.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
Radar plays 'cat-in-the-box'. It's like a jack-in-the-box but with a grinning black and white cat leaping vertically upwards out of the box and waving his paws at you. Guaranteed heart-stopping fun every time! The time I opened the bin to put some rubbish in it and he exploded upwards out of it into my face was one of the more memorable occasions, a) due to my initial fright and b) because of having to pick up all the potato peelings from the kitchen floor.
OK don't mean to laugh so hard, but I can just see it in my mind.

Jordan likes to play bug hunter. Despite all his recent medical problems he still caught him a moth last night. He jumped about 3 feet off the floor to catch it. I was impressed.

All of mine like to play fetch to differnt degrees.

Levi likes to play chew on Mom's fingers, This is my least favorite game.

Isaac likes to play LAPD, anytime there is anything that remotely sounds like a fight he comes running in and starts beating Levi Up.
post #10 of 23
When we were living in my apartment, my little Pearl -- well, this is indelicate, but -- the bathroom door was directly in front of the toilet, and Pearl would always reach under the door to try to get at my feet. Finally one day I took an empty paper roll and rolled it at her paw, and she batted it right back...

And Tile Hockey was born! Oh, she loved that game... it got so she would wake me up at night and try to lead me to the bathroom, she wanted to play it so much!

Have I ever mentioned what a treasure she is?
post #11 of 23
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OK don't mean to laugh so hard, but I can just see it in my mind.
I think I may have screamed when he did it
Another one of his favourites is hiding on the bookcases or behind the sofa and when I peer around the edge to see where he is he surges towards me and punches me in the eye. He has a mean right-hook! He always seems to be grinning when he's up to mischief, he's my little trouble-maker and I love him to bits. Never a dull moment

One of Sonic's is 'break mums neck', I am sure you can imagine what that involves, and it usually happens at around 30mph. Sometimes he misjudges the gap between my feet and runs headfirst into my leg and bounces off. Thank goodness we don't have stairs!
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
When we were living in my apartment, my little Pearl -- well, this is indelicate, but -- the bathroom door was directly in front of the toilet, and Pearl would always reach under the door to try to get at my feet. Finally one day I took an empty paper roll and rolled it at her paw, and she batted it right back...

And Tile Hockey was born! Oh, she loved that game... it got so she would wake me up at night and try to lead me to the bathroom, she wanted to play it so much!

Have I ever mentioned what a treasure she is?
That's hysterical!
post #13 of 23
The boys play kitty sumo. Not quite an even match since Sho still has at least 5lbs on Tomas. Occasionally though, Tomas will get a good spring built up on his legs and push Sho backwards then topple him.

To bad I couldn't set up a ring for them to wrestle in...
post #14 of 23
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My cats play the Kitty 500.
Ahhh I know this game well. My two have their Kitty 500 most mornings at about 6 A.M . It generally starts with Linus running back and forth from kitten to living room, jumping over Sassy who is stretched out in the center of the floor. After about 10 minutes Sassy breaks down and starts chasing him around the house. Honestly at that time of the morning they sound like elephants running around.
post #15 of 23
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Sophia plays "drown the toy in the water bowl until it's nice and saturated and then bring it into Mommy's bed." Gette plays "Throw the mousy in the toilet bowl and run away so Mom and Dad can find it in the morning." Jiggy plays "Sprawl out on the newspaper so Mommy can't read it."
I know these games! I get the "drown the toy in the water bowl until it's nice and saturated and then bring it into Mommy's bed. It is usually brought when I am sleeping in there.

And then a variation again, I have the lay across the books you are trying to study out of and pet me instead game too. lol
post #16 of 23
Kitty is pretty good at Scrabble. Just when you think you've got her she gets the triple word scores.
post #17 of 23
Quill and I play "Hunt" together. I will fling his little rainbow mouse toy through the hallway, and he'll get a good fix on it then chase after it as fast as possible .... What's hilarious is he'll go so fast he'll skitter on the linoleum and sometimes bumps into a few thing along the way. Then when he finds his toy I'll fling it the other way and he'll run after it. The game is over if I fling into a pile of cans or lose the mouse under the counter.
post #18 of 23
Ike likes "Who's tail is that?" also...but almost always her tail!

She also likes to play "Attack everyone's face until someone plays with you"

post #19 of 23
We have a fun one!! We call it "doorslide!" Whenever one of the girls wants to play it, they go sit behind a partially open door and meow. I then have to find a piece of cardboard (usually torn from a Pepsi carton) and then I sit on the opposite side of the door. I slide the cardboard under the door and whoever is back there will grab it, then slide it back out to me!! I have sat in the floor for hours playing this game with my three girls. It's sooo much fun!!
post #20 of 23
Tosh plays, lets see what drawer I can get into and hide in?
Oreo plays How many toys can I drag into the middle of the floor.
Snickers plays Kitty soccer. Her and Marbles use to play "Spastic Chase and wrestling" running after each other as fast as they could and tumbling in a heap on each other. I wish I had a video of them playing.
post #21 of 23
Misty and Greta have the off road version of the Kitty 500 where anything is fair game including the couch, recliner, shelves, cat tree and anything else they can jump on, over or under when chasing each other. The Kitty 500 leads to demolition derby where they one doing the chasing crashes into the other, usually near something noisy like the window blinds.

Misty likes to bat some small foam rubber balls around and chase them. They usually get caught in her claws which is always funny to see how long it takes her to get rid of it. She also likes to bat them under low furniture so she can then fish them out from under it.

Greta likes to play tag. She will run up and grab the calf of my leg with her claws briefly and then take off and hid so I will come find her and then she will do it again when I go back to what I was doing.
post #22 of 23
Of course they do! Here are some of their favourites:

-Let's Stare At This Random Object
-I'm Going To Bop You On The Head
-Try To Hide in the Lazy Susan
-Fetch
-Meow at the Ceiling
-Chew on My Own Tail
-Chase That Red Dot
-Wrestling
-Feline 500, usually played between 12 am - 8 am.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
And if they do, what game?

Watching Nabu and Stimpy play "Island" last night made me think of this. They like to get to a spot in the room without touching the floor.
Mojo, being the naughty one, seems to play more games than the rest.

She plays "Island" too, but we call it "The Floor is Lava" Now we've moved the furniture around in the living room so she has to devise a new route.

Mojo also plays "Bounce" which involves bouncing on everything possible, but especially Mommy. She doesn't bounce repeatedly off of Daddy because he yells too loud. We could have named her Tigger, that kitty bounces so much!

We don't have the Kitty 500 here. They don't do round tracks...they do Drag Racing down the hallway, or up or down the stairs, or from the kitchen to the living room (or vice-versa). Trent and Mojo both do their own Time Trials.

"Peek" is another fun game that takes 2 kitties on 2 levels (like on two shelves of a bookshelf). It is kinda like Peek-a-Boo, but the point is to whap the other kitty as much as possible while avoiding getting whapped. They take turns trying to whap each other. Usually the kitty on the upper level wins, but the kitty on the lower level can leave the game easier by sneaking out.
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