Haiku by Cat: Kick

Haiku by Cat: grabbing and bunching / drumming thrumming kicking / feline happy feet

If you’ve lived with cats, you are familiar with this behavior: the bunch and kick.

Nearly any article of clothing, towel, throw rug, or bag that is left on the floor is fair game. It’s a relatively simple maneuver, but there’s an art to doing it right. Calvin has mastered it.

To determine if the item is kickable, it is important to sit on it first. Then dig in it a few times. You’re looking for maximum scrunchability. If it makes a sound, like the swoosh of a reusable bag, that adds to the desired effect.

If it is deemed to have satisfactory kicking qualities, you whomp down, roll to the side, engage your claws, and grab as much of the material as possible. When the moment it right, bring both feet together and kick kick kick. While you’re kicking, continue to bunch, until you’ve scrunched the whole thing into a tight ball of kickable joy.

Then, suddenly stop. Stand up. And stroll away, not looking back, stopping just a few feet away to take a post-performance bath.

And never, ever, explain what you’re doing and why.

It’s part of the mystery.

For a video of one of Calvin’s performances, check out my post Grab, Bunch & Kick.

What strange things to your pets do?

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4 Comments on "Haiku by Cat: Kick"

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  1. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    total lee awesum !
    grate job kickin de rug dood ☺☺☺
    we due that heer two ♥♥♥

  2. Emma says:

    Our cats like to do that occasionally too.

  3. We love giving something a good bunny-kicking.

  4. meowmeowmans says:

    Great job, Calvin! Our cats love to do some good old fashioned bunny kicking, too. :)

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