Let the Games Begin!

Cats are amazing creatures. It is easy to forget that, though cats are small and adorable, they are highly skilled hunters. They can jump, pounce, twist, run, and climb in ways that are totally unique to them. Some of their skills, like “always” landing on their feet, have been studied at length. Cats have taught scientists a few lessons in physics!

In recent years, cats have been given more of an opportunity to strut their stuff! Not only can they be shown at cat fancier shows, but there are feline agility competitions cropping up too. Slowly, but surely, the world is getting to see that cats are not just beautiful, they are talented.

House cats use playtime as a way to exercise their unique hunting skills. Playing is good for keeping their minds and bodies healthy. Interactive play is a good way for your cat to build a relationship with you.

A Few Silly Games

Manna and Dexter may not be allowed to compete in the official summer games, but they still have a few of their own! I’m pretty sure that they would win or at least be finalists in many of their competitions. They are super playful! There have been quite a few different games they should have won gold for this week.

Kitty Team Game – Box Wrestling

I believe that Manna and Dexter have a gold standard performance in this sport. A small box was left near my desk and they both wanted to use it. They settled this matter with an adorable wrestling competition as seen in the video below. Who won? Umm…me. I got to see and video the cutest desk-side event in a long time.

Manna’s Individual Game – Loudest Meow

Manna loves to talk to us. She feels the need to talk over any noises that are present as well. There were repairs being done on the sidewalk in front of our apartment and she told us all about it.

Dexter’s Individual Game – Capture the Snack

At this point in his life, Dexter will eat anything. This is good because I don’t have trouble finding a food he will eat and bad because he will eat things he shouldn’t be eating (a.k.a – human foods). Manna does this too, but she’s really only interested if it is a dairy product. This week, Dexter made off with a small bag of Cheetohs and ripped open the bag. I don’t think he actually ate any of the Cheetohs before we caught him, but he definitely wins for best snack thievery.

Want to Compete?

I finished the word search in 1 minutes and 17 seconds. Can you do it faster? I got a score of 160 again, so that is still not working correctly.

Instructions for the Interactive Word Search

  • Words from the word list on the right are hidden within the puzzle. The words may be spelled forward, backward, or on a diagonal.
  • Click on the first letter of the word, drag the cursor across the word and click on the last letter of the word.
  • The puzzle is finished once you have found all of the words.

What games are your cats winning this summer?