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Aaaaa! Bored Burmese!

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Nov. 9th, 2006 | 02:03 pm
mood: distressed distressed
posted by: amergina in burmese_cats

My one burmese, Michael is sick, down with an eye ulcer and a rather nasty cold. We've been to the vet and it's being treated. However, the whole thing has left the little guy pretty lethargic. He's interested in playing, but has no stamina right now, since it's hard to breathe through a head of snot. (Aww.)

However, this has left my other burmese, Jon, without a play companion. And he's going bananas. He trills and mows for Michael, and tries to get him to play the "run around the house like loons" game. He chirps at me, a lot, but none of my attempts to play with him really are what he wants. He'll bat at the feather on the stick for a bit, and chase after the string for a bit... and then he'll sigh (yeah. he actually sighs.), and wander off. Or worse, he'll not play, and just sit there and stare at me. And then utter those long, pitiful and loud cries that only a burmese can produce.

I've had some success with the "kitty behind the curtain" game, but really, what he wants to do most in the world is tussle and run with Michael.

Any suggestions on what I can do to keep him calm and entertained for the next few days until Michael recovers?

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Larian

From: larianelensar
Date: Nov. 10th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
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When one of our cats died, leaving her play companion behind, my nephew filled in for a bit...*grin* He would run around the house like the two cats used to, and O'Malley seemed to like that. He'd chase my nephew all over the house...

Got any 5 or 6 year olds around that could run Jon ragged?

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Laura-lai

From: soliloquy_girl
Date: Nov. 15th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
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We have a lone Burmese (I know a total crime, but I am only allowed one cat!) and his favourite games include: chasing around the table (he'll chase or be chased), 'the hand' (my boyfriend wiggles his hand around in a threatening manner and Zap kills it) and 'monster in the bed' (wiggle anything under a quilt cover). They all go down pretty well!

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