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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Friday Frolics…how to play alone and like it…meow!

Hiya! Savannah Here!

Most of the time, I don’t play a lot by myself.  I need Dad or Mom’s hand waving something for me to get going.

But one night last week, they were having those “adult beverages” before dinner, and we were all watching the news… well…I got one of those “holy cat! Must Play Now” moods going…and kind’a went off my Nip ‘N Nap Mat, and my fave feather toy…all by myself…

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Paw pats, Savannah

peeEss…Mom and I tried for literally (VBP) 5 hours to do a “gallery show” with captions…stuff it I say…Mom and Dad are trying to prepare me for another one of their “get-a-ways”…they are “going out of country”…what???…there won’t be any country where they are going???  So confusing for this kitteh…but Mom and I are trying REALLY hard to schedule 10 posts ahead for me…purrlease have patience…and forgiveness…


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61 thoughts on “Friday Frolics…how to play alone and like it…meow!

  1. That looks like so much fun!!

  2. Savannah, you need to keep those toys in line! Surprise them again some time and put some fear into them!

  3. Do that Nip and nap mat have a rustling sound too ??
    My mom did see a mat like that in the petstore the other week , but she didn´t buy one , she think´s that me playing in the bed with the quilts is enough 🙂
    Hope you humans will have a great trip !!

  4. I bet you know what I’m going to say. I don’t play often by myself either. Every once in awhile I’ll start throwing my Skineeez mouse around but that’s about the only toy I’ll play with by myself. Occasionally I’ll get zoomies and tear through my tunnel and through the house but usually TW will take the hint and start chasing me.

  5. You sure know how to have a good time Savvy!!

  6. Hey Savvy, Big Guy here. Hi Miss Linda.

    So purrleased for you expanding your play skills, whoo hoo!

    Remember what we wrote… if you need anything when Mom and Dad are away, you have my #. 🙂

  7. I play lots by myself. The funny thing is there are three of us kitties here and we all play alone a lot of the time! It gets tiring waiting for my human to get in gear and my roommates… playing with them often results in smacky paws.

    • you know Sparkle, Mom and Dad would like for me to have another kitty to keep me company when they aren’t here…and I know Dad would like a kitty that isn’t as scared of him as me (men in general)…but none of us wants ME to disappear and hide again like I did at the shelter…sigh

  8. That’s some pretty impressive playin’ there, Savannah. And I loved your slideshow!

  9. Looks like you were having a great time playing on your own. Eric only plays if me or mum play with him, but I like to play on my own too. Every night before I go to sleep I give my silvervine pillow a good bunny kicking.

    • Hi Flynn! I don’t always do it, but I sure had one great session that night…I do usually do a nightly “chase ghosts” about 2 AM if I’m up for it…ya know, run up and down stairs…making lots of thumping noises…then hop back in bed for snuggle with Mom…

  10. I don’t do the playing alone thing very well, but sometimes I freak the Staff by pretending to be spooked at a speck of dust!!

  11. Hee heeeeeee…we saw a starfish! We saw a starfish!!!

    May Ling plays with her sparkle ball solo but the rest of us have to have a human–or a buddy to race around with!

  12. Yep, sometimes we just gotta take matters into our own paws!

  13. Mistletoeandhitxch on said:

    Hooray Savannah! Playing alone is good. IT’s nice to not always need a human to play. Tails are a great toy. I like to chase mine when I’m in the top of MY cat tree. It makes my huMom laugh to watch me spinning around.

    If your humans are going out of the country, maybe that means they’ll be in the city!?! Why anyone wants to go outside is beyond me. I’d think they’d want to stay inside where it’s warm and there’s lots of noms, both stinky goodness and crunchy kibble….and treats . I luvluvluv freeze derided chicken from Halo. It’s my favorite. Maybe your humans are going to where their favorite treats are?

    Well, I’m snoopervising huMom while she makes a cake. She’s made a big mess so far. I better go help make it bigger.

    Purrs to you!

    • ohhh, I did try freeze dried chicken…but I wouldn’t even give it a sniff…Mom and Dad are thinking the key to my nose is liver…but only with chicken or turkey, not beef…and I posted once about chasing my tail…Mom caught me doing it when she had the FLASH and CLICK thingy…I don’t do it often..but I kind’a get into when I do! MOL

      • mistletoeandhitch on said:

        Hitch doesn’t like the freeze dried chicken either, but he love the freeze dried little shrimps. Yuck! HuMom put them both in water once and the sorta “came back”, huMom calls them zombie treats when we get them wet. Chicken and liver is good, never beef liver! Yuck again! My new favorite food is Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Turkey, Hitch likes the sea bass and shrimp appetizer from FF. The twins like to eat Lizzie’s Beneful dog food. They’re really weird.

        I hope your Mom & Dad have a good trip. I hope they have lots of fun! Take good care of yourself,
        Purrs to you,

        • oh thank you Mistletoe, so like, could you stop by and not leave me alone??? Mom is scared for me that ‘cuz I can’t visit blogs for like 10 days, efurryone will forget me…we haven’t done this before…reaches paw out to Mistletoe…thanks for being my furriend….puurrrrrs

  14. That’s really good you’ve discovered how much fun playing alone can be. But nothing beats having Mom and Dad join in the games. 🙂

  15. Sometimes we kitties just have to make our own fun.

  16. Savannah you look absolutely pawsome in that slide show!! so shiny & sleek & cat-tened playing!! I am so glad you found this wonderful home…….
    Nylablue is going to have a good surprise…..hehehe!!!

  17. da tabbies o trout towne on said:

    outta de countree ??? !!! …….watch out coz ya noe what it meens when de peepuls iz gone


  18. Scheduled posts are a pain in the neck, last time I gave up, good luck.
    The pics are great.

  19. Looks like so much fun and how great that you figured out you could play on your own. That’s a whole big step forward in your life Savannah.
    Bipeds are weird – you can’t go to no country at all (maybe they’ll be on a ship – that’d explain it).

  20. mollieandalfie on said:

    I love your nippy nap mat Savannah, We have never seen one of those before 🙂 You have a great Furiday, your Alfie xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • oh, I just sent one to a furriend in Canada. I will find one for you too Alfie, I got them on Ebay! Mom let’s me do that sometimes. Hey Alf, did your Mum get my Mom’s email about wanting to buy some of Mollie’s special treats for a furriend??? Have Mum email mine back when she has time, thanks, Savvy

  21. WOOHOO! Just look at you go!
    Mummy Janey was away from home ALL yesterday…it seemed like years. Hope your Mummy isn’t away THAT long.
    The Maple Syrup Mob

  22. orientallily001 on said:

    Savannah, do you have a turbo scratcher? That’s a GREAT toy for playin’ with alone. Peeps aren’t very good with this toy but we cats LOVE it! purrs

  23. Looking good! I had one of those moments just this morning. Just started running around like a crazy cat. My mom needed to get ready for work but i play so rarely she took the time to play with me for a while. P.s. You can get a hammick at

  24. It’s a wonderful slide show, your mom did a great job. If I play alone , we have to repair, replace or to pay something :o) Have a wonderful Friday ;o)

  25. Great pictures. Love the little quilt.

    Have a great weekend.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

  26. ande123 on said:

    Oh Savannah, sorry to hear your parents are leaving you for that long But good job playing by your self. That nip mat looks like a great deal. And the fevver is just purrfect. Hope you have a super Friday.

  27. Savvy have you not received an envelope from your man cat Archie???? xx

  28. Why don’t you get Animal Couriers to bring you to my house why your folks are away?? You can pretend I’m Nanuk and we can have lots of fun together 🙂

  29. Looks like you were having lots of fun there, Savannah. Hope the peeps’ trip goes well and they have a great time. Why don’t you come visit while they are away?

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  30. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of time to practice playing by yourself when your parents go off on their get-away out of the country. Maybe they’ll bring you some special new toy when they come home. Meanwhile, it’s good that you’re so comfy in your new home already – especially if they’re taking a little trip! YAY!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

  31. Savannah you are a good kitty! Mom says I am AWFUL at playing by myself! She thinks it is because she adopted me at such a young age and Dakota came to live with us soon after. She thinks that because I have HIM I am lazy cause he is like an over-grown “toy”

    She compares me to Grandpa Bobo who was the “only” cat and “only” pet like you…she said he was CATABULOUS at playing by himself! Well….good for him! He also didn’t have his own blog……..sooooo THERE!

    Love, Cody

  32. Go to your pictures in the Media Library that are in the Gallery. Add text to the Caption field. It shows up in the Gallery then.

  33. thats some great frolicking Savvy!Such fun…heehee,xx Speedy

  34. Well done Savvy, show them how much you don’t need them 😉 Good luck in beating WP into submission before they go…

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