If you’ve ever been to a cat show, you’ve probably seen those cat agility circuits: a miniature obstacle course of hurdles and tunnels. Cats are enticed through the parcours by a human waving a sparkly wand or feather, and the cat’s time through the circuit is timed. Some cats complete the circuit in a few seconds, others may lay down in the middle of the course and decide that they’re done.
Ruby and I sort of “happened” upon an agility parcours in our kitty playroom the other day. I was playing with her and Allegra with the Da Bird Sparkly Attachment*, which has become a new favorite at our house. They both love chasing this toy throughout the house. It’s a great way for all of us to have some fun, and for the girls to get some exercise and burn off energy.
One day, I lured Ruby downstairs to the kitty playroom with the toy, and started to drag it through our assorted hollow scratchers and tunnels. She followed it through several scratchers and through a little cardboard house – and she had a blast. I decided to try to film her, and you can see the result below. It’s a bit challenging to film with one hand and play with the other, so the video won’t be winning any cinematography awards, but I think you’ll get a sense of how much fun Ruby had.
What do you think? Will Ruby become an agility champion? Have you tried agility with your cat?
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