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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Playing Fetch

Our one year old female cat loves to play fetch with crumpled up wads of paper. She is always the instigator. We have had our cat ever since she was a six week old kitten and we have no other pets. She is strictly an inside house cat. No complaints at all for my husband and I find this very amusing and enjoy playing fetch with her. We teasingly call her "Fidette" when she kicks into fetch mode. We know she has never been around any dogs or other cats for that matter, since we have had her anyway. We have never heard of a cat that does this and just wondered if anyone here has ever heard of any other cats who do this.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 12:57 PM
 
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Scotty recently started this as well. He's 9 months old now and is definitely the one who instigates the game.

He loves it!
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 01:15 PM
 
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lol! that's so cute! i'm trying to teach willard how to play fetch with his "baby" (a beanbag cat that looks like him)

boo used to play hide and seek
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 01:24 PM
 
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My cat does this all the time - has done since he was about 4 months. It's sooo cute. He'll be playing away with something then suddenly he runs up and drops it in my lap. Then I throw it. he gets it and returns it, and then I throw it again. This can go on for about an hour!

Only thing is, sometimes he tries to do it when I'm asleep. I'll wake up to find his toy on my head, with him sitting patiently waiting for me to throw it!
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 05:53 PM
 
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Here's some older threads on many members' cats who fetch and do other "doglike" behaviors.

Wet toys.
Cat acts like dog.
Maine coon plays fetch?!
Fetch with a twist
Cats pretending to be dogs.
Cats play games?
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 06:11 PM
 
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That's cute!

Charlie loves to play fetch and we didn't have to teach him either. We do have 2 dogs that play fetch, though. He brings his mousie to my feet and drops it when he's ready to play.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 06:38 PM
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I've met lots of cats who like to play fetch, but very few people who've "taught" a cat to fetch...in most cases, it seems to be a spontaneous game that they either "get" or they don't. My cat doesn't, and figures that if I threw it away, I must not want it that badly.

But one of my college roommates had a splendid tuxedo kitty, and he LOVED to play fetch, sometimes for an hour at a time.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 07:48 PM
 
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Mojo LOVES to play fetch! He'll wear your arm out before he wants to quit when he gets started on it! I had never seen a cat fetch before and didn't teach him, he just started on his own one day!
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 02:10 PM
 
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My cat Winnie used to play fetch with those little plastic helicopter toys, the ones that are just a rotor blade in a circle and spun up with a pull-string around a pulley. She's swat them out of the air and then bring them back.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks much everyone for all the the feedback! It is great to know Annie is not the only cat who plays fetch rendering her behavior in this regard purrfectly normal.
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