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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

5 Tips to Maintain Hierarchy During Hunting Practice


I bet some of you have already pulled out your iPads or Smart phones to start taking notes, right?

As you all know, we cats must have daily hunting skill practice to maintain our feline predator nature. For us indoor only cats, it is important to engage our human guardians in this practice session as we must have moving targets.

My preferred practice target is the every illusive peacock feather wand. It can be moved at any speed thus insuring that I engage all my feline stealth skills during practice.

Tip Number One: Immediately establish eye contact with the target at start of practice session.

Where is it?

Where is it?

Tip Number Two: Do not allow the target to pull a sneak attack by losing said eye contact.

aiiee!!! Where did that come from?!!!

aiiee!!! Where did that come from?!!!

Tip Number Three: Never hesitate to use all four sets of claws to insure you can destroy the target.

Come on feather, see what I have waiting for you!

Come on feather, see what I have waiting for you!

Tip Number Four: By no means ever, never, ever allow the target to launch a sneak attack when you are engaged in our feline incessant need to continually give our fur a quick lick or two during hunting practice.

MICES!!! It's trying to kill me !!!

MICES!!! It’s trying to kill me !!!

Tip Number Five: Always take time at the end of hunting practice session to let the target know you were in charge all along.

Feather, I knew where you were at all times. You are officially dedded.

Feather, I knew where you were at all times. You are officially dedded.

Good fortune to all as you work to maintain hierarchy during your hunting practices.


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24 thoughts on “5 Tips to Maintain Hierarchy During Hunting Practice

  1. kittiesblue on said:

    Savvy, you are a character and these precious photos prove it. We will take your tips to heart, however. Happy Hunting. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  2. Mee-you Savannah yur thee LadyMaster of feevurr deadin…
    Mee iss speechless an in AWWWWW of you….
    *paw kissess* Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  3. Mags on said:

    Great tips sweet Savvy and a super job dedding that feather. Hugs and nose kisses

  4. Clowie on said:

    Great tips, Savvy! It’s important to keep your skills honed.

  5. These are Most Excellent tips, Savvy! Do you think they would work with a pheasant feather?

  6. meowmeowmans on said:

    Bravo, Savvy! Thank you so much for these fantastic tips!

  7. Two Frwnch Bulldogs on said:

    I act like a kitty but I only hunt tree rats and lizards
    Lily (& Edward)

  8. Great tips Savvy. I, of course, am a master first class at peacock feather killing. Still it’s nice to be reminded.

  9. Thanks for those tips, Savvy. *pawing them down on the mom’s iPad for future reference*

  10. Excellent tips. We’ll try to master them.

    Emma and Buster

  11. Excellent hunting tips, Savvy. We took lots of notes and will try to follow them.

  12. Well, I’m glad you laid it all out like that numerically like, as I had no idea of the protocol! Thanks Savvy, I am indebted to you! 😉

  13. Flynn on said:

    Those are great tips Savvy. The mousies have started to come back under the hedge in my garden so I will follow your tips to catch them.

  14. savvy…uh…we iz see in burd skin…arent we……
    🙂 ♥♥♥

  15. catfromhell on said:

    Savvy Grrl Furrend! yous has the bestest hunting tips! Thanks yous!
    Don’t forget to plays the “Finish the Sentence” game on my blog tomorrow!

  16. That really was a most fun lesson sweet Savvy!

  17. Look at you a goddess of the Hunt!xx Speedy

  18. hannahandlucy on said:

    You are the mistress of the fevver Savvy.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  19. Great tips, Savvy! I love the way you invited your target… that has stlye and class… I will do that too… come on rotten leaves see what I have waiting for ya.. brilliant!

  20. Oooh I love the pictures!!!!!! Well done Nd YES I have taken notes!!!

  21. So much to practice every day! Not just Hunting Skills but also Meditation Skills, Synchronised Sleeping Techniques, Birdwatching etc. We felines live such a busy life that We are completely EXHAUSTICATED at the end of the day…

  22. These are great tips, Savannah! I am lucky and sometimes get to practice on real prey, like flies!!

  23. Now Miss Savvy ..for all your dare i say Savvy-oir-fare (a word i think you should copyright straight away for your own purrsonal use) i think perhaps the fevver gotcha! nothing to be ashamed of…just sayin 😉 loves Miss Bev xxxx

  24. You’re one pawsome huntress!

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