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by Devon (Scotland)

Ginger Cat Playing Fetch

Ginger Cat Playing Fetch

Our 2 year old Ginger cat, Jack, loves to play fetch. It started a few months ago with a hair elastic band I had that he was very interested in. So I threw it and he brought it back to me from down stairs which was quite a good distance away. Now he has taken a particular liking to paper that has been crushed up into a ball shape. Now every time he hears paper being crumpled up he comes running at high speed. I chuck it down the stairs and he runs after it skipping most of the steps. You hear a bit of paper rattling and a few seconds later he appears back with it in his mouth for another round. He can do this for up to an hour. When he has had enough he just doesn’t come back. So there are now paper balls all over the house. I think it’s great exercise for him too. I wonder how common cats playing fetch is because he is the only one I have ever seen do this. Who says only dogs are smart enough to play fetch.Liza’s thoughts about fetching catsMy white cat Casper loves to fetch. The only thing he likes to play fetch with is plastic soda bottle caps. He goes ballistic for bottle caps.He even has learned how to flip the cap on its side and watch it roll away and then pounce on it. It’s totally hilarious. He has a toy basket and the only thing he pulls out of it is his bottle caps.So now our cat has a bottle cap collection in every color imaginable. He’ll run from whatever room he’s in when he hears someone tap the bottle cap on the floor. We toss it and he chases it pounces on it and brings it back to us with his tail proudly held high.He will also drop it into your open hand. He’s so cool. Sometimes he’ll just bring us a bottle cap and plop it in front of me or my husband or the kids and wait. If we don’t respond to his generous offer to play within a few minutes he’ll meow until we do. It’s so cute. We call him our snowy retriever.

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My cat Roland by: Anonymous My 2 year old cat Roland loves to play fetch with socks. He will get one hop into my lap and drop it in front of me. If I don’t pick it up he will pick it up and try and drop it into my hand. When I throw it he will run to it and bring it back and now he has started to jump and catch them in the air before they hit the ground. Sometimes that will include a flip and still lands on his feet.


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Neptune the cat with a dog spirit. by: Anonymous My kitty, Neptune plays fetch as well. He’ll often bring a toy to me, drop it at my feet and look up at me expectantly. I’ve only seen one other cat do this. He’s also extremely cuddly and purrs non-stop, loves to be near us all the time. I think, despite being a cat, he’s harboring a dog spirit.


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George loves to fetch by: ToneBone Our 8-month-old kitten George loves to play fetch with his toys. He initiates the game by jumping onto my lap and dropping his toy, often right into my hand! He’ll keep going until he gets tired, then he’ll rest for a few minutes and start the game all over again. He’s an extremely intelligent, affectionate and curious little guy, everyone he meets just adores him.


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Fetch by: Anonymous I discovered my six month old kitten loved to fetch the first day we had her. Not sure if she was taught this or what. She started with paper we roll into balls doesn’t matter the size which is pretty funny to see as she is so tiny. We also have balls of paper all over the house. She also has a stuffed fox that she will do this with and also plastic grocery bags. Its quite amazing to see.


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My cat Bambi by: Bri I have the same experience with my cat. She taught herself how to play. She bought a little toy up on our bed, we threw it and she brought it back. It is now an everyday ritual to play fetch. If we take out a notebook to write in she comes running and we make her a paper ball and play fetch. We also have paper balls laying everywhere. Amazing experience because it is not every day you find a cat to play fetch with.


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Fetch by: Dutch Growing up I had a cat that would fetch little sponge balls. As soon as he saw me, he would drop the ball and want me to go chase it. I used to hide behind the couch and throw the sponge ball over my head. Last June I adopted a 1-2 year old kitty that took to fetching right away. At first it was simply catnip mice of a certain texture. Now she loves to fetch paper crunched up in a ball and has stopped bringing me the toy mice. I think she likes to chase the paper around the floor before bringing it back to me…it is completely adorable.


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My Cat Bella Loves Fetching by: Bella I had some foil in my hand and I threw it down the hallway and she brought it back while hitting the wall, because she was in full speed. She keeps on doing it. In fact, she gets me tired sometimes well most.


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pewee plays fetch.with by: Dyane I have almost 2 yr. Old tabby,I named pewee for her petit statue. Pewee, has lives playing fetch. Her love is only with yellow soda tops. I’ve attempted to change the tops with other colors she’ll walk over as though she’s inspecting it an with a look of disapproval she walks away. I’ve thrown one of each colored top pass her n she ends up picking out the yellow one. I’ve done this with fresh soda tops to see if it was a scent thing my answer is “NOPE” pewee 💛 her yellow top.


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Diva Playing fetch by: Bobbie My cat, Diva is a one year old tuxedo cat. She doesn’t just love to play fetch, she’s freaking obsessed. She’ll sit and poke at her toy, push it into my side until I’ll throw it again. She’ll play for hours if I would let her. She’s managed to get it down from places I’d think she would never be able to get to. She makes my day most of the time.


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Crepusclar kitties by: Danielle Riggens It is in their nature. If they love you completely they will return the favor. Two feral kitties adopted me. They both fetch.


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my fetch playing orange ball of fluff by: Manda My 5 year old started playing fetch about 4 years ago. I was trying to sleep and he kept bringing this huge wool mouse onto the bed and pouncing on it. It would wake me up so I’d pick it up and throw it. After a few minutes he would bring it back and play again. I’d throw it away again so I could sleep. Joey quickly figured out that I was playing with him (since, of course, no human could EVER prefer sleep over playing with a kitten) and has kept up playing fetch ever since. Its incredibly annoying when I’m trying to sleep but if I throw stuff before bed it’ll tucker him out a bit. He loves straws, sticks, paper balls, crinkly toys, tampons, socks. Anything that he can pick up and carry around is free game to his habit.


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Cats Hee Hee by: Anonymous My kitten Jinx plays fetch too! Only with this little 99 cent purple dog though. It’s her favorite toy. It’s so cute seeing her trot up to me with her purple fuzz ball 🙂 I was so surprised when she first did it. I thought it was just a dog thing.


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weird things and fetching by: Anonymous We raised Monty from a kitten–starting with dropper. She has several weird things she does, but the toe sucking is the most bizarre. When my husband sits at his chair with his legs on the foot stool, Monty lays between his knees in a “U” shape. She then “kneads” with her front paws and sucks on her back ones! She also likes to play fetch with her yarn ball and will frequently initiate the game. She will carry the ball on to the bed in the middle of the night some times and expect you to throw the ball for her. She will sometimes fetch the ball up to 8-10 times in a row or until my husband refuses to throw it any more!


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Ninja fetch by: NInja’s mum my cat, Ninja is obsessed with playing fetch. He will play for hours and usually he initiates it by bringing a toy to me to throw for him. he loves hard bands, so he tries to pull mine out of my hair so I will throw them. He will also climb head first into my purse and digs around until he finds one in there to pull out. He will also play catch. He will get real low in a pre-pouncing pose and I will throw the toy and he will jump up and catch it in his teeth or paws and bring it to me then return to his position. He also knows tricks, like sit and stand. Cats are smart. I also trained one of my boyfriend’s cats to play fetch. She’s not as on point as Ninja is with it, but she seems to love it.


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Fetch! by: Katie Sambu plays fetch, the breeder we got him from teaches his kittens this trick. so i suppose it can be learned. Leo hasn’t caught on to it yet though.


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my cat loves to fetch by: Anonymous my cat matilda will do this for hours! she is a little obsessive when it comes to hair bands!


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LOL by: Anonymous My Camilla does the same thing! She plays fetch with my hair bands and she will go to the bathroom counter and will try to get into my makeup bag to get all of the hair bands out!


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my kitten does to by: Anonymous my little kitten also plays fetch but with those things you use to help turn a page stuffed with pom-poms


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my mums cat also plays fetch by: laura smith my mums 8 month old kitten paris also plays fetch it started when she was 3 months old and she plays for hours at a time going from one person to the other with her ball. if you ignore her she nudges you and drops her ball in your lap until you give in. paris is more like a dog than a cat!