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Dax: A Real Player


Dax loves to play. He can not resist the opportunity to chase, stalk, pounce or swipe at anything that is waved in front of him. It’s in his blood. He is simply one of the most playful cats I have ever seen.

It’s like Paris Hilton and mindless hype, Led Zepplin and Reunion Concerts, Nintendo Wii and popularity, Dax and playing; you don’t get one without the other.

One evening I had my measuring tape out to size up a few things and as I rolled the tape back into the case it slid along the floor. Well Dax was all over it in seconds. Suddenly it was playtime!

That was fine with me. A measuring tape is as good as any other toy, so here is Dax getting his play ‘fix’ with the measuring tape.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
Mental preparation is the main differentiator of a master player.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
Dax strategically uses light swipes to conserve energy while keeping a keen focus.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
Dax is getting into full play mode.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
Here comes a clean follow-through on the swipe…

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
…and a perfectly executed grab.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
And he’s done it again!

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
There’s no stopping him now!

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
Now Dax is stalking the measuring tape… let’s see how he does.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
A perfect pounce! He’s done it again.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
Dax now decides to stalk the measuring tape from behind the scratch post.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
The face of a true champion player. Stalker, swiper, and pouncer.

A Cat at play - Dax the power player
Dax watches intently. What focus. What concentration.

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Dax is deciding what to do next while staying focused on the measuring tape.

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Oh no! Scrambled thoughts.

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Still watching.

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Dax starts showing some signs of nervousness.

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Back into a stalking position.

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Something spooked Dax after this point and play mode stopped abruptly. Until next time.

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