Cats are sneaky...that's a fact. Part of it is their ability to walk around without making a sound. Another part of a cat's sneakiness is that cats love to play Hide-and-Go-Seek. Bear and Bluebell play this game pretty much every day but their version integrates Hide-and-Go-Seek with Chase.
One or the other of them will tuck away in a nook and wait. Then the other one will walk by and get "attacked." The the chase ensues. When their game is in full progress, it's better to hide yourself away in some corner and hope the trail they're taking through the living/kitchen areas won't end up including your area.
The path Bear and Bluebell take includes the couch and love seat in the living room careening off the north wall then through the dining room to the kitchen all the way down the hall to the main bathroom. Once there the two cats will pause for a moment then shoot out of the door and back down the south hallway into the living room again.
Their game lasts between five and ten minutes. After that, both cats find a soft, warm place to sleep and rest a while. Watching them is a hoot.
Years ago, we had a calico cat named Tinkerbell. In the living room, we had a piano and the keys were often left uncovered. One day I was home alone and heard the piano being played, one note at a time. I don't believe in ghosts, except for the Holy Ghost, and didn't believe anything supernatural was going on in our living room. I did want to see who was playing our piano.
I eased to where I could peek into the room and found Tinkerbell marching from the bass notes to the upper treble ones. She noticed me and jumped off, running into the family room. What was funny to me was that I had seen that same cat sneak across those same uncovered keys a number of times before without making a sound. Over Tinkerbell's remaining years, we heard her playing her music many times.
The piano has long since gone to our oldest niece's home because our father wanted her to have it. So our current five cats haven't had the chance to develop any latent musical talent. Such a shame. They simply have to make-do with inventing games.
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