Oliver the cat thinks he’s a … dog!

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About a year and a half ago Oliver, an adorable 12 week old Siamese kitten, became part of our family. He was adopted from the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center on the Island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Almost immediately we noticed that he acted a little different from our other three cats, Helen, Jasmine Sassylashes and Guinness.  Oliver would sometimes act like a dog!

Oliver and his collar

Oliver likes to stay fit by playing fetch!

Oliver often growls when someone knocks on the door and most amazingly, without any training or encouragement on our part, Oliver started to play fetch! He has two toy mice that he prefers, but will play fetch for hours if we let him. And he has no problem meowing loudly or gently biting your foot to remind you to toss his mouse if you take too long to continue the game.  Fetch is now a daily morning routine in our house.

In fact, having grown up with Labrador Retrievers, I can honestly say that Oliver plays fetch better than they did.  He quietly brings the mouse over to you, fetches it and drops it at your feet, sits, and awaits the next toss.  Oliver and I hope you enjoy the video of him playing fetch as much as we do!


Does your cat play fetch, and if so how did you teach them to play or discover their hidden talent?

Whether your cat thinks they’re a dog or not, Oliver would like to remind you that October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!

Also, stay tuned for next week’s installment of “Oliver the Cat thinks he’s a … Chinchilla!”