Cats Want to Have Fun

As the Cat in the Hat once said, “It’s fun to have fun, but you’ve got to know how.” (Or was that Froggy the Gremlin?)

As demonstrated by the cat in this video, here’s how to have great fun with your garbage can. Just get a can with one of those spinning lids. And if the cat’s not interested, you can always use the garbage can as a garbage can. Or you can do what this cat does. It might amuse you.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

12 responses to “Cats Want to Have Fun

  • Unknowable

    Cat have to have very fertile imaginations. They can make a toy of almost anything. Of course having a face drawn on the lid of the trash can probably does not hurt the imagination, either. In any event, this is very cute.

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  • Joshua M. Swanson

    The trash can that the cat is playing with is Anpanman (Bean Jam Bun Man), a famous Japanese cartoon character popular with little kids. Since his head is made out of bean-jam filled pastry, flying superhero Anpanman gives part of his head to hungry people (eww), and he always has to have his bread-head replaced with a new one by Uncle Jam, a baker who is his maker. He has many superhero friends who have food for heads as well. Anpanman’s arch nemesis is an evil anthropomorphic germ named Baikin Man (Germ Man).
    In this video, it looks like he generously gave his head to the cat to play with, not minding the severe punches. He’s a real hero.

    Here is the Anpanman song with English subtitles I found on youtube:https://youtu.be/pErpuMHceL4

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Maybe it was the picture of a face on the lid that stimulated this cat. We can find comfort is knowing more cat videos are watched each day than people who watch cable news!

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    • leeduigon

      Cat videos are more edifying and informative than cable news.

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    • Unknowable

      I had wondered if the face played a role in the cat’s behavior. I know that my cat recognizes toy animals and interacts with them differently from other inanimate objects.

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      • leeduigon

        Robbie goes for toys with faces. Especially stuffed bunnies.

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        • Unknowable

          My little one likes Ethical Pets Skinneeez, which are little stuffed toy animals without the stuffing. She drags them around and wrestles with them. She keeps her collection next to her water dish. Sometimes she’ll find a quiet place for a nap and brings one of her toys to keep her company. It’s very endearingly watch.

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          • leeduigon

            I wonder if my cats are too old to appreciate Skinneeez. You know how it is: you buy them an expensive cat toy, and they play with the bag it came in.

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          • Unknowable

            It might be worth a try. They are small and easy for a cat to carry in its mouth. I think that they really plug into their predatory instincts. My cat probably has a half dozen toys that size, scattered throughout the house, but then she will gather them next to her food bowl.

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