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My girl, Molly, loves to play fetch. She has a play mouse that she brings to me or my DH, then she waits for us to throw it. One night, she kept at it for an hour. Another time, it was 4 in the morning. And like a good kitty mommy, I played for a few minutes.

The only drawback is that cats don't get the concept of bringing the toy to you, if it's in the room, it's close enough. They don't worry if you have to get up and cross the room to pick it up. Then again, why would they, if I'm trained enough to do just that?
post #2 of 13
Aww. My Oreo (RIP) used to do that too. She would bring it to me, I'd toss it and she would bring it back. It could have been a ball, a straw, a milk top ring.... anything
post #3 of 13
I'll move this to Behaviour for you
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Serenity has a favorite toy that she will bring back over and over and over...She's so adorable!
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Our 7 month old Ocicat, Ginger has a cloth mouse toy. Last night, my wife and I are starting to get in the bed and I told Ginger to "go get your mouse"! She hops off of the bed, races downstairs, and then returns with her mouse in her jaws and drops it on the bed . Coincidence? Yes, but it made me crack up . She loves to throw it about on our bed as we watch TV. We have to put it in a drawer when it's time to go to sleep

Dan
post #6 of 13
How cute!
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Dushka used to play fetch but grew out of it. Persil loves it, and will bring a toy right back to your feet for an hour or more. You can throw a mouse right tot he far end of hte room and she will hunt it and bring it. She will also react to the word 'mouse' as I think she knows that means a game.
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Originally Posted by bren.1
My girl, Molly, loves to play fetch. She has a play mouse that she brings to me or my DH, then she waits for us to throw it. One night, she kept at it for an hour. Another time, it was 4 in the morning. And like a good kitty mommy, I played for a few minutes.

The only drawback is that cats don't get the concept of bringing the toy to you, if it's in the room, it's close enough. They don't worry if you have to get up and cross the room to pick it up. Then again, why would they, if I'm trained enough to do just that?
that's what Pixel does! she's my fetcher, but she rarely brings it back close enough for me to reach it w/o getting up! instead, she just meows loudly at me!
post #9 of 13
Little Pete is the fetcher in this household, and he actually DOES bring it right back to me. He does it the most with his favorite toy (one of my socks ). I'll throw it across the room and he'll grab it, run back to me (usually growling at Shorty as he passes him), and drop it at my feet.
post #10 of 13
We had a Siamese, Sugarfoot, that would fetch hair curlers (the foamy kind). He would drop it at your feet (or in your lap if you were ignoring him) and wait for you to throw it again. This would go on for as long as you would keep throwing the toy!
post #11 of 13
i play fetch with my Nana too. she learn to bring back the toy after she stayed with me for 2 weeks.

so i'll throw the toy (her favorite mouse), she'll go retrieve it. and she'd play with it herself, runing across the room. once she is near me, i'd pick up the mouse and throw it out again. then i wait, until she comes close enough again.
eventually she learns whenever she bring the toy back to me, i'll throw it out for her.
post #12 of 13
My George used to do this for hours on end. And he would initiate it, and be quite persistent if you didn't get the hint. He'd start by putting the toy at your feet then sitting proudly looking up at you from about a foot away. If you didn't notice and throw the toy, he'd place it on your lap and then get right back into position waiting for the throw. And he'd keep jumping on and off your lap if you still didn't notice. Once you started, he would play for hours if you let him, and he'd bring it right back to your feet every time. Unfortunately, he's grown out of this now. Too bad we never had a video camera back then to film him. We always said it would be a great AFV entry.
post #13 of 13
I make fun of my dad about his prized purebred Labrador Retriever. My kitten fetches better than his expensive dog! Her favorite is a spring toy I got in Wal Mart. I never let her have them unsupervised, but boy are they fun! Here's Lily retrieving her favorite spring(she prefers the green ones ).
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