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:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. You're such a playful kitty Keisha!

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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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  8. CK....we gived thoz burd skinz a pawz down......ya noe that all reddy, but what ya due knot noe iz ....we gived yur moovee 984 pawz UP for actshun, actshun, actshun....it rocked....pleez ta let uz noe when itz out on dee vee dee sew we can nab R own copee ...oh kay ! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!

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

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

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

    The Florida Furkids

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

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  16. You sure know how to have lots of fun CK!

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. What fun!

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

    Purrs xx
    Athena

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  21. 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...)

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  22. 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

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

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

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

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