Play Like a Cat: The 3 Game Stages Your Clever Cat Needs

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Did you just adopt your first kitten? Are you a kitty veteran looking for some new tricks? Are you just here browsing for a funny book on cats?

Play Like a Cat is the world’s first comprehensive manual of cat play. Playing with your cat should never be a chore. The trick is knowing how to actively engage your cat, to improve fun, safety and trust. It also helps to have a playbook of the many games and toys out there.

Some of the many questions Play Like a Cat answers...

How to create fun:
- Why are paper grocery bag handles the ultimate, free cat toy?
- When I use the red dot, why should I immediately follow up with a tactile toy?
- Why should I only offer catnip once a week?

How to increase safety:
- What toys are safe? What popular toys are not?
- Why should I never give my cat a plastic bag?
- How do I correctly train my cat to stop biting me?

How to earn trust:
- When should I give my cat their space, and let them come to me?
- Why does yelling, hissing and hitting never work?
- Why does my cat always gravitate to that one guest who doesn’t like cats?

Like many skills, the art of cat play doesn’t require a degree – just a little time and patience. Ultimately a good play session will become bonding time between you and your feline companion. Not to mention, you will find yourself having just as much fun as your cat.

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In raising my own kittens, I have consistently found three things. First, playing with cats really is a lot of fun. Second, while playing with cats is often challenging, it doesn't require a medical degree. Third, there is a lot of conflicting information out there about how to play with our cats effectively and safely.

Much of what I know I've learned from my partner, who works professionally in animal shelters and hospitals. Some of what I know has come from books, articles, videos and such. And like anything, some of what I know has just come from trial and error.

While playing with my kitties every day, I have often wondered: How do other people do this? How can something like cat play be so difficult at times? Is it this difficult for everyone else? What about cat people who don't have a partner who works professionally with cats?

Over time, keeping my own clever cats entertained has become ever more challenging. As they have become adults, it has gotten harder and harder to get them to run and chase after things. They are just as athletic. However the novelty of our original go-to games and toys has faded.

Even the pet supply store, which a year ago seemed so foreign and endless to me, has been running out of useful surprises. Yes, I have raided not just the cat section, but the dog and even bird sections as well.

As I tried to be the best kitty parent in the world, I started looking for how-to-play-with-your-cat advice. I looked online for articles, books and videos. I looked in brick-and-mortar bookstores. I even paged through my cat-themed fridge calendar.

Eventually I had found a lot of material on general kitty care and safety. There was a lot on pet bereavement. There was a lot of advice on how to choose a new cat.

However there was disappointingly little on the specific topic of cat play. I could only glean a few pages here and there. Much of it was obvious and redundant. Some of it conflicted. Some of it, regarding string play for example, was clearly unsafe - though only an experienced cat person would have known exactly why.
 
My research surprised, and soon began to worry me. How, in this age of cat memes, could there be so little material on cat play? I wondered why some authority out there ("they") hadn't taken ownership of this topic, and just written a book on it.

Then I decided, if not me, who? And so, I found myself literally writing the book on cat play, not just for other kitty parents, but as a reference for myself. I hope you enjoy Play Like a Cat - click the above book image right now and see for yourself!

About the Author:

Chuck Rockroad is the founder of the creativity coaching service Catch Your Creativity™, and author of thetwo Amazon #1 bestsellers, Messy onPurpose and Play Like a Cat. Hehas helped countless writers, artists, musicians and other creatives toovercome their creative blocks and work freely. His specialty is solvingcreative blocks - especially perfectionism - within one hour.
 
Chuck has also spent much time as a law office manager, project manager,and even fitness trainer. The author lives in Portland, Oregon with two chattytuxedo cats, and his partner who is also basically a cat. He can easily bereached for twenty-minute, creativity discovery calls at catchyourcreativity.com.

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