At an early Spring cookout, Susan recently lost a game of Peek A Boo with a large Ragdoll cat. The Ragdoll showed up at the picnic table and sat at a bench across from Susan, just like he was a person invited to the cookout. Ragdoll looked at Susan lovingly with his deep blue eyes and gave a gentle meow. He moved his head whenever Susan moved hers, mimicking her every motion.
Susan decided to see if she could teach the cat to play Peek A Boo. Susan looked under the table, and the Ragdoll cat looked under the table. Susan then looked over the table and Ragdoll looked at Susan over the table. The 13 pound black-and-white kitty had instantly mastered the game of Peek A Boo as well as any toddler.
Susan once again looked under the table and the cat looked under the table. Susan looked over the table and Ragdoll kitty looked over the table. Susan then looked under the table and the kitty made his move.
While Susan was looking under the table, the Ragdoll took advantage of the fact that Susan’s eyes were not on the picnic table. The cat jumped up on the table and snatched Susan’s grilled chicken off her plate. Carrying the chicken in its mouth, the Ragdoll cat sprinted off to the woods, at an amazingly fast speed considering the cat’s large size.
Susan had forgotten the prime rule of dealing with cats. “Love them. Respect them. Never ever trust them.”
Twenty minutes later, the Ragdoll cat emerged from the woods and jumped up onto the bench next to Susan. The cat purred loudly and rubbed his head gently against Susan. Kitty was a gracious winner in the game of Peek- A Boo.