Monday, April 16, 2018

Boo!

My cats don’t often play together. Periodically, Cammie will rush out at one of the others, particularly Tucker, to startle them; she likes zooming through the tunnel at them. I don’t think that is playing, though; at least, Cammie’s victims don’t appear to believe so. The only two who have fun together seem to be Tucker and Josie, and that is a rarity. It usually happens when I return from work and everyone is excited; the roly poly and my Chubs will chase each other.

But now and then, Tucker will see Josie somewhere in the sitting room, and hide around the corner of the couch, hoping to ambush her. It never works, simply because Josie doesn’t walk past Tucker’s hiding spot. I don’t believe she knows he’s there; she just doesn’t pass by while he is ready to startle her.

I don’t like the idea of my beasts being frightened, but even so, when I see this, I try to persuade Josie to walk by the corner of the couch. I know that Tucker’s action would be gentle, so I don’t fear the Great White being terrified of couch corners afterward. But it never happens.

So Tucker sits patiently for several minutes, hoping. I feel sorry for him. Especially since I suspect he would miss his cue anyway.

6 comments:

  1. My two youngest cats, Joey and Cassi, have bonded and they will play together. The older cats will occasionally join in, but more often than not, they prefer to be left out of the fun and games.

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  2. yep, know the feeling of wanting to help the kitties interact! I always seem to make it worse, or my plan goes completely awry. And then the cats look at me like I'm crazy, which I obviously am!

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  3. Oh, I shouldn't laugh. Poor Tucker. Foiled again! :-D

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  4. Oh Tucker...ask your dad to tell us if you DO get a chance to surprise Josie. I am smiling but I feel sorry for you too.

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  5. tuna used to do this with sauce....he wood wait around the corner hoping ta ambush sauce as he came down the hall and invariably sauce would turn and go into another room; and tuna would wait.....and wait......and wait.....!! ☺☺♥♥

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  6. Tucker maybe the day will come when you can surprise Josie. But don't hold your breath.

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