Sunday, February 24, 2013

Training Session I - Plastic Bag Play



Hi Pals,

When I told you a couple of weeks ago how much I love playing in and around plastic bags, I was totally blown over by the pals who said they had never played with one or did not like it.   It was then I knew I had to do a training session.  My hope is that after getting proper lessons, you will change your mind and demand more plastic bags in your house.

SUPPLIES -  1 Plastic Bag
                  1 Peacock Feather - or thin tree branch - or stick!
                  1 Human
                  1 or more cat(ls)

STEP 1 -  Safety Issue

Humans must cut off the plastic handles so we kitties don't choke as we run around the room with our head stuck in the handle, if play gets rough.


STEP 2 - Thoroughly Inspect Bag for holes.  Demand a new one if not purrfect.


STEP 3 - Have Human run stick end of feather under plastic bag, making noise with the plastic bag.


STEP 4 - Occasionally let your attention span wander to another spec of something on the floor to keep your human alert.



STEP 5 - Pounce on bag and begin to crumple it.
STEP 6 -  Pounce on bag again -  and again - and again.


STEP 7 - Have human move feather under bag while you lay on it.


STEP 8 - Play is over when you can successfully lay on half the bag while being partially covered with the other side of bag and when human's back is broken from leaning over while sitting on foot stool.

Enjoy pals -  plastic bags are just as much fun as paper grocery bags - maybe  even  more fun!

Mario 




44 comments:

Brian said...

Oh yes Mario, those bags are so much fun and your instructions were purrfect!

cheriswan said...

Oooooo...I hope this is first of many lessons from you! I bet you could teach us kitties so much =^..^=

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am one of the original plastic bag players...and EATERS of plastic bags......Mom has to keep me away from them! Love, Cody

Marg said...

Oh that was such a good lesson in plastic bags. We wrote it all down and going to get Mom going in just a minute.We like anything that crinkles. Who needs real toys when we have plastic bags and crinkle paper. Hope all of you have a Super Sunday.

McGuffy Ann said...

Maggie P., Grizelda, & Chloe Jo have a few versions of this. They aren't allowed to play with plastic, though...we don't trust them with plastic, especially Chloe Jo. Fun though!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

You are clearly a master at this. Mario!

The bag itself made #1 nostalgic. That's one of her favourite stores and there aren't any in Europe...

Purrs,
The Chans

The Furries of Whisppy said...

I love plastic bags! I love especially to crawl in them and wait for someone to pass by. Heh heh.
I'll have to ask Mommy about Step 3. Thanks for the tutorial, Mario!

...Tutu

Tamago said...

Great instructions how to play with plastic bags! Glad you put safety issue as step one. Always safety first, then enjoy!

meowmeowmans said...

Great tutorial, Mario! We will have to get the humans to help us with this! :)

JessieJaney said...

Brilliant pictures and brilliant gamesmanship Mario bet both your staff had sore backs after playing with you and snapping pictures of your informative instructions xxx's

Katnip Lounge said...

What a fantastic tutorial, Mario! We play a similar game with brown packing paper but now that we see what we've been missing we are gonna DEMAND an upgrade!

ABBY said...

Mario
I think I'm gonna have to get Mom to get me some plastic bags now!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I will tell you a secret, Mario - I am SCARED of plastic bags! Because once, a long time ago, I got into one that my human hadn't put into recycling yet, and the handles weren't cut out and... well, I supposed you can figure out what happened. It got stuck on my neck and I went into a panic racing around the house! It took my human a few minutes to catch me and get it off and darn her, she was LAUGHING! Idiot human. At least she was a little sympathetic afterwards.

CATachresis said...

Ya see, buddy, it's the rustling I am afrighted of!! So loud for my sensitive ears. But your step by step instructions are awesome. I might try and overcome my fear. Regards, Austin >^,,^<

The Island Cats said...

That was quite the lesson, Mario! Thanks for that. We're not too sure about plastic bags...they're a little scary sometimes. But brown papers bags...we LOVE!

Cory said...

You may not let me play with you...I have been known to chomp holes in plastic bags. I love them. Mom has to hide them from me.

Sigh..

michico*Adan said...

Hahaha~~
I know!!! Plastic bag is awesome!! Thanks for let us know your steps!!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Waffles Too LOVE playing with plastic bags. At least when he's preoccupied with the bags, he's not smelling my you-know-what.
; ) Katie

Cathy Keisha said...

I love that game only we use tissue paper instead of plastic bags since TW doesn't want holes in the plastic bags cos she uses them as garbage bags. it's a fun game. Peacock feathers are so wonderful. They have all different uses.

Mr Puddy said...

I got no idea about how to play with those bag, but now I know : ) Thanks Mario for full tutorial. I like step 5 and 6. I think I can apply this step foe new way to wake mom up at 4 am....tee..heh..heh

Oui Oui said...

Mario, we are moving in! It looks like so much fun and we aren't allowed to play with plastic bags cause Oui Oui chews on them and the mom gets all hyper over it. We are so glad to be hearing from you, we hope the Dragon thingy is working ok for your mom. Purrs, sweetie!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are not allowed around plastic bags...

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Mario, that sure looks like fun!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Katie Isabella said...

Mario! My mom needed that tutorial! We will get started tonite!! XXXOOO

KrittersThatTwitter said...

ha ha MOL that is pawesome that you posted paw by paw instructions! I think Finn will be reading these. Abigail is a natural and so was Madison. But Finn, he gets confused :)
xoxoxo
miss you, so glad to get over here and say hi.
Have a great week,
Lisa, Finn and Abigail

K9friend said...

We'll have to try that game out!

Pat
Critter Alley

BeadedTail said...

We have a bag that sounds plastic but it's not since our mommy is a worry wart. Your bag looks much funner!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hmm. I has always been extra suspicious of plastic bags because they make that skeery noise, but that was such an excellent lesson, I think I will have to have the Human give it a try. Thanks, Mario!

The J-Cats said...

I'm only allowed to play with paper bags, in case I get suffocated.
Anyway, I came over to tell you I have nominated you for an awardie. Come and see.

Trixie the Black Panfur

rumpydog.com said...

I'm glad you cut the handles off! Nothing is more scary than watching a cat run all over the house with a bag stuck around his neck! I'll have to fix a bag for June Buggie!

GizmoGeodog said...

Excellent tutorial that will be very helpful to many cats I'm sure...And I love your St. Pat's header...very festive

Holly Parper said...

My grandkitty LOVES playing in plastic bags too. She loves grocery day :-)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Yes, Mario, I was a little worn out after the Big Coronation. It was quite exhausting! My Human has not cooperated with my request for a plastic bag game. Perhaps tomorrow she says. Riiiiiiight.

Clooney said...

Mario, buddy theese is a fantastic training session and post! You done real good! I bet many a kitty will now find the fun!

Nerissa said...

Excellent instructions. EXCELLENT!!! purrs

Marilia said...

Great instructions!

Kjelle Bus said...

PAWsome instructions , Mario !
Me I prefer paperbags :)

Leah Mastilock said...

LOL! Love it! Thank you for the step by step instructions and love the pics!

Deb Barnes said...

Bravo!!! What an informative video - you have provided an educational service to kitties worldwide!! We especially appreciate you warning the humans to cut the handles off... very important!! Purrs from Zee and Zoey

Penny Harper said...

Great tips. My cats love to play in them but my little one did accidentally get caught up in one when he was a kitten. It was very scary.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We love bags here too Mario. Dad just got some of those new forever grocery bags to save plastic. Wowzer Meowzer are they fun to play in! They stay open so you can zip in and out. Rumpy got the handle caught on his big butt and it followed him around till Dad took it off. What a hoot.

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Mieow Mario, we thinkz that waz a furry good tutorial ^.,^ we get boxez & paper bagz, hazn't had plastic yet........ we haz to ask da mom about dat one ^..^ Sure lookz like fun! ♥xoxo♥

We are said...

You is such a good teacher, Mario! We hope to learn more fun things from you :)

Nerissa said...

It's in the bag! hehehe... purrs