Operation Tired Mama Cat- Part I

My Disciples,

After the incident earlier this week when Mama Cat killed a crunchy birdie, the Guardians decided that maybe they better try to help Mama Cat release some of her pent up predatory tendencies. And what better way to do that than to let her practice her Catlympic skills! The Guardian’s were working on the assumption that, if Mama Cat exercised until she was tired, she would be more likely to just take a nap rather than slaughter a birdie. I didn’t tell Mama Cat that this was there intent though. I just told her that I had asked the Guardians to give her a training session. She was very excited by the news.

Mama Cat workout 1

Mama Cat was excited about the possibility of a training session. She got into a ready stance as the session began.

Mama Cat workout 2

Mama Cat eased into the training session. She watched the artificial bird make a few passes.

Mama Cat workout 3

Mama was clearly choosing the right moment to strike. She kept her eyes on the birdie.

Mama Cat workout 4

As the bird made a low and slow pass, Mama made her move.

Mama Cat workout 5

She made a simple, two-pawed pounce to stop the bird in its tracks.

Mama Cat workout 6

Mama gave the bird a quick workover with her claws.

Mama Cat workout 7

She then did a quick power crunch with her teeth.


Mama Cat workout 8

The initial bird takedown whetted Mama’s appetite for more. She released the bird and the handler made it fly overhead. Mama moved into a bi-pedal stance and prepared for what I knew was going to be a spectacular display of cathleticism.

I had no idea what I would see next, but I knew it would be good. I was right.

So Sayeth Otis

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22 responses to “Operation Tired Mama Cat- Part I

  1. Awww sweet MC! I know it is her nature to hunt but hope she can find her instincts blunted with play.

  2. Nijinsky cat

    I love Mama Cat : )

  3. Stonefelt Creative

    She is looking so fluffy! I am glad to see her hair growing back after the mats were cut.

  4. That’s an excellent idea! I bet she thought that crunchy bird was a toy, or a toy substitute. And we know she loves practicing for the catolympics! So good for her and yay for your guardians!

  5. MC has excellent style! Bandit’s favorite catolympic sport is ‘Power Napping on the Back of the Wing-back Chair’, Selleck’s is ‘Super Snooping’. Bandit, Selleck, and their Person, Emily.

  6. Moma Cat looks like she was definitely missing the practice sessions. What style!

  7. We defer to the Guardians on whether increased exercise will blunt Mama Cat’s desire to hunt crunchy birds. We do think it will increase her desire to practice with the Guardians and the artificial bird. We know that the more we play the more we want to play. When the HuMom allows something to interfere with our assigned playtime we make sure our displeasure is known. Now we must go, it is time for the crunchy birds to feed their babies on our front porch.
    Mistletoe & Hitch

    • It’s hard to say whether or not it will be effective in the long run, M and H, but one thing’s for sure- while Mama’s is chasing the fake birdie she isn’t attacking real ones. πŸ™‚

  8. I’m not sure how effective this strategy will be. My experience with my own cats makes me think this will make Mama feel happy and loved — but she’ll only stay “too tired” for the amount of time it takes to take a nap.

    • True, Laura, but as I told Mistletoe and Hitch, during the time that Mama is playing with the Guardians, she is not out stalking birdies. They know that nothing will prevent her from killing birds longterm except keeping her safely confined, which her guardians will not do. And as you noted, the play makes her feel happy and loved, which is an awesome thing for a Limbo kitty to feel.

  9. Now that’s a good birdie to crunch! Go Mama Cat!

  10. What fun MamaCat is having showing off her skills. I love playing with fetters.

  11. spittythekitty

    Mama Cat is such a beauty! She looks so FIERCE in that final picture that she scares me just a little bit πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait for the sequel!

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