Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Peepo pus

From the very first day that our cat became a member of our family (as a kitten), she enjoyed playing her own version of 'peepo.' She has several variations of this that she has developed over the years. As a kitten, she would hide underneath a cover and as you walked passed calling out her name wondering where on earth she could be ... out would pounce one of her paws ... and catch your foot. She became very adept at this and the result of the capture of your foot became quite painful for the recipient - usually me. "Ouch - Look what you've done." I would say - but of course - my foot was mouse practise and I am not a person that gets cross ... it's not my nature.

As this lovely little kitten grew ... she took the game into the garden and began waiting behind bushes ... she was very patient and would wait and wait and wait until finally someone in the family would walk past (usually me) and out her paw would strike. As those who have ever had cats know, their claws are like a series of scalpels and just as effective!

Now my cat is ten years old and she is still playing peepo - although looking half asleep in the pictures above ... just moments before she was lying curled up in a circle fast asleep. If I am sitting in the chair she often will walk along the side of it - sit down and stretch her head above the arm - then quickly dip it down again. If I don't respond after she has repeated the move three or four times - she will jump onto the arm and pull her face around so that it is directly in front of mine and look me straight in the eyes! What a shock this can be. From a peepo game to almost a 'boo!'

15 comments:

Immi said...

Aww :) Peepo is adorable :)

tahtimbo said...

You have a very beautiful cat. I love his markings. When I was growing up, we had a manx named Minnie. She would do the same thing and she was very good at it. She would also hold grudges. If I would come up and lightly "spank" her bottom, she would race off her chair and chase me. If she didn't get me, she would wait in ambush and get me next time I walked by.

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Cats claws are very sharp. When my Spunky Doodle was a kitten, I had her declawed because I'd be all scratched up and I was worried about our older declawed cat getting scratched by her. She looks like yours by the way.

My cat liked hiding under the chair when she was just a kitten but I'd play with a stick with her that she would pounce on with her paw, not my foot! Much safer that way and I didn't want her learning bad habits. She liked that game.

Wayne John said...

Your cat looks and sounds adorable! Just look at that nose...my goodness!

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Twerlyn said...

pretty cat!i like her green eyes..she can be a celebrity cat!

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Sandi said...

that is one adorable cat!

Furkidsmom said...

What a beautiful furkid you have!!

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arlene {Joys in life} said...

Hi Polly. Such a touching post about your kitty. And you are not alone in that experience. OUr growing kitty (less than a year old) plays Peepo too and at times when am in a hurry, i jst don't mind her.

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Amel's Realm said...

HE HE HE HE...What a CUTE cat! Now I miss my cat!!!! Sometimes he played with me but he never actually scratch me on purpose. :-))))

Tomas Karkalas said...

Wow, what a shot! The wonderful portrait of your cat was like the new glasses to me. I'm looking at my surroundings through the eyes of your cat now. What a wonderful life - thanks for these just magical transformations.

Shinade said...

She's very pretty Polly. My Puma is almost 10 years old now and all he ever wants to do is eat and sleep.

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Connie said...

Sweet kitty! So adorable!

Connie