Wordless Wednesday – Pounce!

Magellan - Pounce

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Quote Of The Week

Although all cat games have their rules and rituals,
These vary with the individual player.
The cat, of course, never breaks a rule.
If it does not follow precedent,
That simply means it has created a new rule and
It is up to you to learn it quickly
If you want the game to continue.

Sidney Denham


Do you have a favorite game that you love to play? I, Magellan, am always eager to play a good game of Pounce!

The rules of Pounce are quite simple – but I’m happy to share them in case you’ve never played!

  • The game starts whenever I bring you a toy. This includes when you are sleeping – when you eating – when you are working – when you are watching TV – any time you are not focusing your full attention on me!
  • The objective of the game is to entertain me. The best way to do this is to use the object I have brought you and to emulate prey that I can stalk, hunt and otherwise pounce upon.
  • To keep me active and engaged, you must run me around the house so that I can leap across the furniture – jump and pounce on things – tear up and down the stairs and my cat trees – and hide behind well-placed barricades that you have set up for me in advance as I stalk my prey. (You did plan out my course, did you not?)
  • Of course, if you are running me around the house the way I insist on being played with – you know that means that you are getting a fair bit of movement in too!

The game usually ends when my humans wear themselves out, but never fear – there is always another toy and another game of Pounce waiting to begin!

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of October 13, 2015

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46 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Pounce!”

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  1. Claire says:

    Aww sweet picture 🙂

  2. stevebethere says:

    What a lovely capture Magellan is turning into a right poser LOL aww!

    Have a posetastic week 🙂

  3. Raychael aka Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    Our not so little cat features on the blog today. I’m looking for ways to make him an indoor cat, after being left to roam with his previous owners.

  4. My boys love the game pounce, but it’s on my feet when I’m sleeping with claws fully extended. Owww!

    Mine isn’t wordless today.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Forgive me for laughing out loud, Linda, but I have been on the receiving end of that game too!
      You can tell who is owned by cats – they are the people who sleep with thick comforters on their beds year round (to protect their toes!)

  5. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    I love watching them pounce!

  6. Ellen Pilch says:

    Magellan is so handsome. I have 14 cats , some like the laser, they all love da bird ( on the fishing pole).

  7. Pam
    Twitter: anartuflmom

    Our cat, Lucy, used to love to play in boxes, even until nearly age 18 when she left us. Our Yorkie, Sunny, is a rescue, who doesn’t really know how to play with toys. But she loves to “dance” when she’s happy!

  8. I like the rule and great pic.

  9. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Oooooooo we love the cat videos, thanks for once again hosting cute stuff for us today!!
    Hope to see you soon, have a great day!

  10. Pounce sounds like a fun game! Thanks for hosting. I hope you stop by my sites and leave your link. Have a terrific week.

  11. Kaye Swain says:

    Such a cutie pie cat – and doubly fun as my granddog is visiting me for the day. So cute critters abounding all around me. Have a blessed and beautiful week.


  12. Deziz World says:

    Dat sounds like a gweat game. Weez like da wand toys and meez favowit game is gunna get ya’. MOL Have fyn.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  13. Our cat, Koko, loves a good game of pounce too, thanks for the linkup!

  14. Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
    Twitter: teac

    Is it just me or does Magellan’s fur look more golden than usual?

  15. Shadow says:

    Those are some great pictures. I like to play that pounce game too, and those rules are absolutely true, but sometimes the human changes the rules mid game for me. The human says thank you for the link up.

  16. meowmeowmans says:

    Pounce sounds like an awesome game, Magellan! Gracie’s favorite game is playing with the collar tabs from my dress shirts. As soon as I walk in after a day of work, she is waiting for me to pull them out and throw them her way. 🙂

    Thank you for hosting, Ramona!


  17. Star Traci
    Twitter: TracisStar

    My parents just got a new kitten and she definitely plays this game!

  18. Mary Denman says:

    Such a cute video Ramona! Our kittens still tear around the house! Cuzco has a knack for knocking over glasses of water….or any other liquid inside!

    Our daughter Laura is having knee surgery on Friday. She’ll be on crutches and in a brace for 6 weeks. Any prayers appreciated!

    Have a great week!

  19. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    It’s very late and I have doctor’s tomorrow. I’m getting my cortizone shots for my hips. I have severe bursitis and they’re driving me nuts. I think it’s the weather because all the joints are not happy with me. 🙁 So I can’t read your Post right now, but I know I would adore it if I wasn’t so tired, but I have something wonderful I got in the mail tonight I want to share with you so you check your mail when you have time. HUGS 🙂 AND I MEAN THAT — HUGS! ~snicker~

  20. My cats at home’s fave play as well =P

  21. Summer says:

    My favorite game is Run Away With My Prey! My human plays with me with a fishing pole type of toy and I catch my prey – and I run away with it with the pole clattering behind me. I’ll go all the way down the circular staircase and down the hallway!

  22. Very cute picture, and what a fun game to play. 🙂

  23. Naomi says:

    Beautiful kitty, we have two very unpredictable pouncers.

  24. Christy Paws says:

    Very excellent instructions from Magellan. We love this game too.

  25. Robin says:

    That looks like a really fun toy, Magellan! I hope that you got it. 🙂 Super cute photo.

  26. Rorybore says:

    that’s an intense stare!! When Cashew looks at my toes like that…. I know to get out of the way fast! 🙂

  27. My cats used to love playing brown paper bag. I’d open a big paper bag and tap on the outside of it. They would dive in the bag after the noise. It was so funny.

  28. Oh cats – you keep us guessing!

  29. Dash Kitten
    Twitter: DashKitten

    Ooh tell us about ‘when I bring the wand toy – its playtime …’ *sigh(

  30. speedyrabbit says:

    Hehehe did you know rabbits pounce too?xx Speedy

  31. We love playing with wand toys. Ours is called Mr. Snakey.

  32. Annabelle says:

    Terrific selfie Magellan!
    Happy #sundayselfie
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping & Mr Jinx


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