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Poking the Cat

Friday morning , as I was setting up our new printer, Chris claimed the printer box as his own. Floki the kitten was not happy about it and made a point of poking Chris through one of the handle holes.

I’m sure some of you have seen this kind of behavior before.

Floki Invades Puck’s Lair

Puck’s favorite spot these days is on top of our china cabinet. This was a favorite spot of Chris’s a few years ago but now that he has gained weight, he can no longer jump up there. Puck can’t jump up there either but he has learned how to use me as an intermediary step. I don’t speak cat so I am not sure how to explain how I know, but when Puck wants to get on the cabinet he somehow communicates that desire to me and I bend down so he can jump on my shoulders. I then walk over to the cabinet and he jumps on top of it.

Floki sees what s going on and I think he put two and two together because on Friday morning he stood on the counter and cried at me. Again, I don’t know how I knew but I bent over and he jumped on my shoulders and I walked him over to the china cabinet where he jumped up and met Puck who was enjoying his morning in peace.


I should have not let Floki interrupt Puck’s peace but I was curios what Floki would do.
20170113_cats_puck-floki-736He spent a little time investigating…
20170113_cats_puck-floki-741until he annoyed Puck and forced him to leave.
20170113_cats_floki748He then settled down on Puck’s spot.

When he was ready to get down he didn’t know how. It’s an easy jump to the couch but Floki didn’t know that so he needed my help getting down and somehow I knew that too.

Since then Floki has talked me into getting up there a couple more times but I won’t put him up there with Puck now. He has also learned how to get down

I’m sure others are good at understanding their pets and I’d love to hear your story.

The Cat Toy Dilemma

Sometimes choosing the right cat toy to play with can be a difficult decision, especially when your two favorites toys, the Turbo Scratcher and Play Tunnel, are next to each other. Floki solved this problem by not deciding and played with both of them at the same time.

Check out what Puck does halfway through the video.

In case you missed it, the toys are on the sofa to keep Puck from pooping there.

Cabinets are a Gateway Drug

You may remember a post from last month when Frankie leaped from the counter to the top of the bathroom door. Before that he had figured out how to stand on the toilet and open the cabinet where our linens are kept. Once the door was open, he was able to jump into the cabinet, despite the awkward angle. I guess the thrill of getting into the cabinet was short-lived and he needed to set his sights higher.

The other day Frankie had let himself into the cabinet and our kitten Floki was going crazy with jealousy. Just to see what would happen (and to get him to stop crying) I put Flokie on the shelf above Frankie. That got Chris’s attention and he jumped on the shelf with Frankie. I decided it was time to grab my camera but Frankie had enough and jumped down before I returned.


Because nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd, Puck had to join in to see what was going on.


After giving Puck a whack or two, Floki redirected his attention to bigger and better things.

cats and kitten in cabinet


Getting into a cabinet might be the goal of some cats but others need more. Floki had much higher aspirations.


To stand on top of two doors is quite an accomplishment but Frankie did one door and Floki was not going to be beat.

kitten on top of door


“Ta-Da!” Mission accomplished! Now Dad had to get him down. Of course, he wasn’t happy about that and had to start over from the bottom.

kitten on toilet

Siamese kitten in cabinet

Puck was content to be a bystander.

Black cat on toilet


Since he started on the second shelf last time, he had a bit of trouble figuring out how to get back there. This is when mean ol’ Dad decided to pull funding for the expedition and cut the adventure short. What is a cat parent to do?


Floki’s Cat-Tunnel Adventure

To discourage Puck from pooping on the sofa, I put the cat’s tunnel on it, but didn’t expect Floki to suddenly become interested in playing with it.

Naturally, he liked being inside of the tunnel, peeking out the little window…

kitten Floki playing in cat tunnel

But he also liked hanging out the end of it.

kitten Floki playing in cat tunnel

It is a great place to stare at the ceiling while contemplating life.

kitten Floki playing in cat tunnel

A few strings don’t hurt either.

kitten Floki playing in cat tunnel

Even tunnel cats can enjoy a little sunshine.

kitten Floki playing in cat tunnel

When the fun is all over, the tunnel is a great place to take a nap.

kitten Floki playing in cat tunnel

Catit Senses Treat Maze for Cats

Recently I had to purchase something on Amazon and wanted to add something to my order so the total would be greater than $49, which would qualify for free shipping. I decided to try the Catit Design Senses Treat Maze. It was relatively cheap, not much more the I would have paid for shipping. It is also part of a system of cat toys that all link together, but I just bought the one piece.

It is designed to stimulate your cats while slowing down their ability to eat treats too quickly. I had another toy that did the same thing but through a different method. It was called Friskies Wobbert Cat Toy Pull and Play. Our cats liked it and I wrote a post about it here, but it worked best with the Friskies Party Mix. After putting a healthier treat, like Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw, they mostly ignored it, even though they love the freeze-dried treat by itself. I don’t know. Perhaps that treat has a more subtle smell.

When it arrived everybody was interested in it before I even opened the box, especially Frankie.

Cat Frankie with Catit Senses Treat Maze

It needed some assembly but it was designed with men in mind. It was easy enough to figure out without reading the directions.

Catit Senses Treat Maze pieces

Catit Senses Treat Maze assembled.

I had a bag of Instinct Raw Boost Mixers that I put in the top. Not surprisingly, our smartest cat, Chris, was the first one to figure out how it worked, but Floki, our resident kitten pig,  was the one most determined to get the treats out. Below is the first video I took after putting it together and adding treats. think it was pretty successful, even though it did not gain the full attention of all of our cats. In later videos, which I haven’t processed yet, Puck becomes interested in it. Frankie showed interest at first but gave up after a minute or two.  He has not shown much interest after that but I ran out of treats before giving him a chance to figure it out, so maybe he will like it in the future.

What do you think? Does anybody have this or something like it? How do your cats like it?