Sunday, June 30, 2013 3:48:50 AM
@OldOllie: As @Squrlz4 points out: It's just playing! It`s ONLY a kitten! They`re "fierce" all the time! But they don`t mean it. An adult cat with mental issues (I`ve seen a couple! Not mine thank heaven!) will NOT play like that. It`s ALL attack / aggression. Seriously? If an adult cat is hyper-aggressive? Put it to sleep. There`s 1,000 perfectly nice kitties waiting for adoption who deserve to live more than a hellspawn...
@Gerry1: WallyMart eh? Thx for the tip! I have had tons of cat toys over the years. Different cats like different things!
Best toys ever? $0.50 "crochet mouse" which my cat Rocky literally "loved to pieces" his whole life! $0.25 "google-eye monster" which my Calico (her name and her colours) absolutely adored! $4.00 "buzz mouse" a pull-string mouse that "buzzes" on it`s flat tummy. Also works on children! (I`m a daycare worker, kids 4 & under LOVE the buzz mouse)
Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:34:42 PM
@5Cats, That wasn't "playing rough." This cat was not playing at all. That was overt aggressive hostility. I used to roughhouse with my 80-lb. shepherd mix. I`d try to grab him by the throat, and he`d try to bite my arm. When he got me, he never even left a mark. We also played tug-o-war, but when I let up and said "drop," he knew it was over.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 4:12:53 PM
@ 5Cats - get one of these, the "mouse" runs around randomly under the blanket and the cats attack it. BEST cat toy we ever bought. I turn it on and never have to interact with those hell-spawn felines.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 2:41:03 PM
I think this is really a cat's way of play-acting what, in the wild, was a vital part of survival: being able to hold one`s own against fellow predators. If the cat really was focused on keeping the money for itself, it would have quickly run away; instead, it`s staying near the human so he can participate in this little psychodrama the cat is acting out.