Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Playtime for Keisha

Playtime for Keisha

It's time once again for a look-see into the pamphlet Happy Cat Happy You. These quick tips for building a bond with your feline friend are compiled by the authors at the Catnip Newsletter for Tufts Institute. This is a series that I'm running which is not sponsored by anyone. I'm just offering my stunning opinions.

Tip #5. Schedule Play Sessions. It says cats are most active at dawn and dusk which is very true. I can't find fault with that. I can only find fault that we have to write out a schedule to play. I'm a spontaneous cat.

Playtime for Keisha

In the a.m. while Pop is getting ready for work, he tosses a shmousy toy and I go nutz tearing up the bed to play with it. Long after Pop is in bed, I want to play with TW although lately she's been too tired and wrapped up in crossword puzzles. What's that about? My needs should come first. She shoots the rockets and the first time I don't bat at them, she calls it quits.


There are other times this playful kitteh likes to play. They are mainly when TW sits down to eat breakfast (about noonish) and lunch (four-ish). As soon she she sits, I'm off to the races cos I know—to use a much overused cliché—that TW has to "strike while the iron is hot." I don't play when she wants to or by her rules so she best play by mine IF she wants me to exercise. We play chase until I see something inneresting out the window and stop to look.

Playtime for Keisha
I like playing with an elastic string. TW holds one end while
I jump like it's a wand toy. I don't get to eat it. We don't condone
cats eating string. Don't try this at home.

Another time I want to play is when she sits down on her litter box. HAH! She's taken to keeping some cat things in there that she can toss me. Of course, that doesn't work when all I want to do is run through my tunnels while she chases me.

Playtime for Keisha

This little ghetto kitteh may be pushing 12 years old but I'm not finished yet. I have lots of energy left in me. I just need TW to keep up with me. It goes without saying that I play for keeps.

Playtime for Keisha

27 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Lately, my favorite time to play has been about 2 AM, when my human wants to go to bed! Heh, if she had played with me earlier, maybe I wouldn't be so revved up.

Lone Star Cats said...

I luv mixing up when I play - sometimes in da afternoon, sometimes in da middle of da nite . . .

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Lady misses having kitties to play.

Rosa Silva said...

You're such a playful kitty Keisha!

Tamago said...

LOL, Goro likes to play when I sit down for meal, too :-) And when I sit down on toilet! You kitties know the most inconvenient times for humans, don't you, hahaha.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

You go girl!!

Anonymous said...

MOL Oh CK you look so adorable playin' on da bed. We luv playin' too. 'Specially when mommy be busy doin' somethin' else. And what's up with da stoppin' da furst time we don't attack da wand toy. Ya' know sometimes we've gotta regroup and make a plan. MOL Big hugs to all. Have fun.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Jean Neilson said...

I love your tunnel CK. I couldn't take my eyes off it. Ours has several bite and claw marks in it but it is super long and a great place to hide. You playing with your mouse was awesome. The quick as lightening moves had me guessing where the mouse went. Very entertaining.

Shoko

Flynn said...

You were having a great time on the bed with your white mousies. I don't play so much nowadays, but when I do, it is usually when my mum is ready to go to bed.

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Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Zulu doesn't really have a fav time to play- more like a fav time to throwup! He waits until about 2AM and then throws up right by my bed where I will step in it the next day!! hairballsandhissyfits.com

Robin Mudge said...

You are quite the fierce kitty, CK! I love the video. You have a lot of energy. :) I'm glad that you at least got your pop to have a good playtime with you.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

Fur Everywhere said...

You are still quite the active cat, CK! We like to play with the Neko Fly, but the Mom often forgets about it. We gotta remind her to get it out more often!

The Island Cats said...

Wow, CK...you do love to play. We gotta get the mom off of her lazy butt and play with us more.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

I definitely get the crazies when it gets dark. Lexy plays with her fishy toy during the night and brings it to Mommy.

The Florida Furkids said...

We like to play all the time but nighttime, on the bed, on Mom is a favorite!

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great tips CK. I am going to put wand toy in the bathroom so I can multi-task :)

Brian said...

You sure know how to have lots of fun CK!

Nellie Kowalik said...

Kozmo and Jo Jo both likes to plays (mes not so much) and so dos Cinnamon. Mommy says she gets exausted trying to plays with everybody! Like right now, she is throwing Cinnamon's ball while she tries to comments on my furrends blogs!!!
Kisses
Nellie

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Are you and Bear Cat related? Your views of your Moms are very similar, your bite-y natures ... and this play thing. Bear likes to be chased around or play on his own terms ... which essentially means me playing with a cat toy and him watching :p Except for his micey ... he'll flip them all over the place.

meowmeowmans said...

White mousie disco looks like lots of fun, CK! Angel Graphite used to love that game. :)

Marie Symeou said...

What fun!

I like to play just as Mum is off to bed :)

Purrs xx
Athena

The Menagerie Mom said...

My kitties are right there with you, CK. They say that schedules are for those silly folk. They play what they want, when they want, how they want, and for as long as they want. This human is just along for the ride. (And trust me, CK, you're not the only kitty who takes advantage of a human's litter box time...)

Admiral Hestorb said...

I play even in the nite but then I usually don;' ask Mom to play with. But in the day, I do, She can hear me at night though. xox

Three Chatty Cats said...

I loved seeing you in action in that video, CK. You are stunning AND fierce.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Mudpie is ready to play pretty much 24/7...unless it's nap time, of course!

The Swiss Cats said...

You do love to play, and it looks like you had a lot of fun. Great video ! Purrs