10/27/2015 – Ruby Tuesday

Ruby - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Ruby – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Now that the weather is cooler, I like to mix up my nap schedule with serious play time. Let me demonstrate with this innocent-appearing Tickle Pickle.

Ruby and her toy - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Ruby and her toy – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

I start with wooing my toy by rubbing my cheek and neck on it. That makes it feel safe and comfortable.

Ruby's steps for playing - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Ruby’s steps for playing – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

More wooing. More is better.

Toy playing step 3 - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Toy playing step 3 – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

And then I pounce and grab. There’s no getting away now, oh toy of mine.

Toy playing step 4 - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Toy playing step 4 – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

A good bite and shake to release all those great Tickle Pickle smells… and to let it know who’s boss…

Toy playing step 5 - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Toy playing step 5 – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

… followed by a deep sniff. Ah, those smells!

Toy playing step sleep - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Toy playing step sleep – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

I’m sure there are other methods and lots more steps but as this play time was already cutting into my nap schedule, I thought this was just as good a time as ever to relax and grab a few winks.

16 responses to “10/27/2015 – Ruby Tuesday

  1. Huh. You’d think that Pickle would learn eventually.

  2. If this were the Cat Olympics, Ruby, I’m thinking you’d score a perfect ’10’ for your technique!

  3. We’re pleased your Tickle Pickle was happy for you to rub your special smell onto it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Now we think we NEED one of those!

  5. We employ the same methodology in playing with our toys too, although we don’t have a tickle pickle.

    Emma and Buster

  6. You forgot about that toy’s secret weapon! That nip’ll knock you out every time.

  7. That was a pawesome tutorial, Ruby!

  8. Enjoy yous nap and da tickle pickle bootyful.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  9. We think that nip may have worked its magic on you!

  10. We’ve still never had one of those! After seeing you with it, we’re convinced they should show up in our stockings this Christmas!
    Happy Ruby Tuesday, sweet furriends.

  11. Looks like you’re havin a lotta fun wif da tickle pickle!

  12. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    I love seeing the Tickle Pickle getting so much love!

  13. That Tickle Pickle sure is fun. 🙂

  14. Napping is important too 🙂

  15. Those were super instructions for less experienced kitties or ones like me who have no Tickle Pickle. Fortunately, those instructions will work in multiple situations.

  16. We love how you curled up around your pickle so you can resume playing the moment you wake up. Very good method, Ruby. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo