I've been finding with Emerald that she really enjoys her pole toy with the feathers on the end of it. My husband seems to be better at getting her to play though he doesn't much like playing with her. He gets bored. If my husband is watching football and Emerald is around, sometimes they have fun. He doesn't mind flicking the thing around for her while he is watching football.
The big thing with her as with all cats is that if she wants to play she will, otherwise, you can't really hope to convince her. She is capable of jumping a couple of feet off the ground with all four feet. Again, only if she wants to.
I see "we" are talking cats~but my first thought was to my Turkey dog, and taking him across to the football fields where we both can get some exercise! lol I toss his toys that he is reluctant to give back up so we just kind of walk around until he is ready to give it to me.
I do have two cats~the oldest has to go in for his check up and rabies.....hesitant because the vet's going to tell me he's fat and needs to be on a diet. He's an outside kitty (which is why we need to get his shots) Whatever he kills in the wild, I'm glad he eats and not brings home to momma type thing. So it's not like he isn't active.....and got them catnip toys to go crazy over for Christmas.
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Thanks for the reply! I am finding that with my Emerald, it helps to be sensitive to her natural internal clock. If I try to play with her during the day, it is often not very successful. However, at night it seems she is much more willing. She even zooms around by herself at night. It seems like at that time of day she makes her own games more than plays with us. She jumps at stuff and has those big saucer eyes that make her look "stoned" even when she has not had catnip.
My cat is a few pounds bigger than he should be so we play with him and he zooms round the house a lot so he's getting in some exercise there. I don't feed him but once a day and when he is out of food he has to wait until the next feeding time. He seems to pace himself though so I'm pleased with his progress!
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What a funny story DEEEBEE ! It brought a smile to my face! Our cat is 11 pounds so the vet says she is doing great, but my daughter has a big black cat that weighs almost 30 pounds. I could see "spooky" her cat doing the same thing!
Our cat lost 7 lbs, going from 23 to 16, which the vet said was his goal weight. How did we do that when he didn't want to move at all? DH carried him out to the back fence, and Oreo dashed back to the house. I guess it was good exercise for both of them!
Is there a team that has something to do with pets and exercise? My kitty is also overweight. I thought it would be fun to track her exercise along with mine. Also, it would be good to think of exercise we can do together while we are both struggling with our weight.
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