Every morning, my wife plays with Floki while she checks her messages, email and Facebook. She will roll up a little wad of paper and throw it. Floki will then jump off the bed, chase down the wad of paper and attack. After a little playing, he brings the paper back for more fun.
This leads to little paper balls all over the house. Yesterday I found one in the water bowl. Also yesterday I found a hidden stash of paper balls in our hallway closet. I don’t know. Perhaps he is saving them for a potential paper shortage.
Does anybody else have a cat that likes paper balls? How about one that plays fetch like a dog?
maybe he collects only important papers to use them for a claim for more food or toys or bellyrubs?
I’m going to have to keep an eye on him.
When Sammy was a baby he loved chasing AND retrieving paper balls. Just like a dog. The little “stashes” usually were found in spots where if he was batting the paper balls around they could get out of reach – like under a closet/pantry door or under furniture he wasn’t able to get under. I was kind of sad when he outgrew that stage – it was tons of fun having a dogcat. HAHAHA
I love watching him.Puck did that too when he was a kitten.
Daiquiri plays fetch, but only with specific toys. when mom was younger, she moved into a place with a roommate. as the roommate was packing her stuff to leave her parents’ house, they discovered a TON of popsicle wrappers that had been used as toys by one of the family cats and been stashed under her dresser
Hahaha… Good thing they were not whole popsicles. We found a stash of bottle caps from Chris’s youth.
I play fetch, but only with little sparkle balls. I keep losing them, even though my human tries to hide them when we’re not playing, and she has to buy more. One day, she’ll figure out what I’m doing with them!
Tell her to look in the closet. 🙂
How sweet to save the paper balls!
It is funny how they all ended up in the same place.
And he put them tidy in a row. He had plans to use them later, because cats remember where their toys are.
I think he pretends to lose them to get more. 🙂
We like playing with wadded up paper balls, but we don’t play fetch. We leave them where they are when we’re done whapping them around.
I think fetch is a kitten game. Puck did the same thing until he grew up.
Paper is delicious. Maybe he’s saving them for a snack.
Love and licks,
Maybe that’s why he put one in the water dish; to soften it up.
I do that for Brody too and I find them hidden under the couch when I vacuum.
It looks like everybody likes paper balls.
We love to play with paper balls but we don’t play fetch : Zorro shreds them, and Pixie leave them in place and waits for Claire to throw them again. Our Angel Hercule played fetch. Purrs
Our Puck used to play fetch until he grew up. Chris used to chase bottle caps but never “fetched” them.
Yes! I had a cat who played fetch only we called it birdie. He was a polydactyl Tuxedo cat named Boxer and he loved the plastic rings off milk or juice bottles. We also used plastic zip ties. Anything that was a plastic loop. I would call “birdie, birdie” and he would catch it then pick it up and bring it back with it in his mouth and push it off onto my knee. Constantly! Even if I didn’t throw it for him he would find them and pass them off to me to throw. It didn’t matter to him if there was company over, he wanted to play birdie/fetch all the time. His extra toes helped him catch them. He really had thumbs. I really miss him. Tuxies are very affectionate and adventurous cats.
We had a Tuxie named Princess. She didn’t play like that but she sure did live up to her name. 🙂
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