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Feline Plays Icy Game with Human

You humans have many toys that you use to get us to play. And with so many different personalities, we felines like different things. We have an exercise wheel at home, but out of the three of us felines, only Jacey likes it. Even rambunctious Koji does not like the wheel.

A lot of us like wand toys, but which one works best? Some of us like feathers. Others like strings. Jacey likes to play with the stick end of a toy. This is very unusual! I guess you could say that Jacey has unique tastes.

But there is one thing that I never thought would be a toy for a feline. And that is ice. Oh, sure, we enjoy it when the human puts ice in our water dishes on hot days. But as an actual toy? That is something I am sure you thought you never heard.

For one feline and their human, though, it is a great toy. They have a lot of fun playing a game where the human flicks ice off the counter. Then the feline catches the ice in midair, and wrestles it to the ground. And as soon as he is done, the human does it again.

Furiends, this seems like a fun game. I do not know if I want the human to try to play it with me, though. I think that Koji and I might attempt to get the same piece of ice, and we might bump into each other. Then we would wrestle with each other and the human would have to step in to get Koji to calm down.

But you can try this with your favorite feline. See how it goes. And let share with us your experience. It will be fun to see how many felines enjoy this game!

Why Do Felines Bite Human Toes?

Last night, the human was lying in bed, getting ready to sleep. He was nice and comfortable, relaxing before he fell asleep. And then, Koji decided to pounce on his toes, which jolted the human out of his relaxed state.

Koji When He is Not Biting The Human's Toes
Koji When He Is Not Biting The Human’s Toes

Koji did not bite the human hard enough to do anything but startle him. The human told Koji he did not appreciate getting his toes bitten. Then, he relaxed again and fell asleep. He stayed asleep when we felines opened one of the kitchen drawers and turned some of the things in there into toys!

Now, you might be thinking, Bagheera, the feline I share my house with does this to me, too. Why do you felines do this?

A white coated human says we do this because of our prey instinct. We see your toes, and they are hidden. We pounce on them, because our prey instinct takes over. Then, we let go because the rest of our brain tells us you are not noms. But we enjoy it, and since we do not hurt you too badly, we will do it again.

Do not forget, furiends, that we felines also like getting you attention. We can do it with meows, with paw taps, or, if you are like Koji, by biting our human’s toes! We do not mean to hurt you, and we know that you are not noms.

So furiends, now you understand why we felines like to bite your toes. We are not doing it to be mean to you. We think it is a game. And it all goes back to our prey instinct. Without this prey instinct, we felines would not have survived in the wild. And you humans would not have brought us around to catch rodents. So enjoy the little nip that we give you when we pounce on your toes!

Why Do Felines Knock Things Down

I am sure you humans have experienced this. You are at home, and you look at a feline in your home. They look back at you, and tap something that is on a table. Then they do it again and again until it falls down. We end up with an annoyed human, and a feline who is laughing.

Humans Wonder Why We Felines Do This
Humans Wonder Why We Felines Do This

You may think that we felines knock things down just to annoy you. But some smart humans have other theories about this. And there are many reasons why we might be knocking things down.

Some humans say that this is related to our prey drive. We learn by batting something around whether it is alive or not. Plus, we use our paws to test whether something is safe or not, and what better way to learn that than by tapping something? Our paws are very sensitive, so we learn a lot by touching things and moving them around.

We may also be trying to get you to pay attention to us. When we see you jump up to move something you do not want us to knock down, we learn we can get your attention by doing this. Then when we want your attention, we use this technique.

And sometimes, we felines are just having fun. You see, knocking something down simulates the entire hunting process. Moving something with our paw is like hunting. We tap something to get information about it. It moves around. And then, when it falls, it is like prey trying to escape.

Smart humans need to do more research before they can say for sure why we felines do this. But if you see us doing this, you can take the item away and play with us. If you play with us and let us channel our prey instinct into other things, you will pick up less broken things.

And that will be more fun for both the humans and felines in the home.