The Un-Trappable Fiss

There is a meme going around the internet giving instruction on  ‘how to trap a cat‘.

Basically you create a circle on the floor, cat is attracted to the circle, cat sits in circle, you have trapped a cat.  Hurrah!

Apparently they like the feeling of borders.

Obviously I had to try this on Felicity.

So I laid out a measuring tape in a rough circle near Felcity.

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.comYeah? And?

Hmmm…maybe I need a fabric circle?  Fabric is basically irresistible to her.  And look, it’s even a circle within a circle!

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.comMeh.  

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.comNice try

Maybe if I do one on the floor, instead of the rug?

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.comYeah, nah.  

Oooookay….ummmmm…maybe outside?  She loves hanging out on the lawn.  I can make a perfect one out of hose:

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.com  Not so much...

And then, after leaving tempting circles all over the place for her all day, with nil success, I went outside and found her relaxing luxuriantly  amongst the weeds in the square planter box, which she has never shown any interest whatsoever in before.

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.com
Now she’s just messing with me…

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.com


  1. I think unadulterated cats will always mess with you.
    They know what you’re up to and they will majestically ignore you.

  2. Boxes make an even better trap. Especially cardboard boxes; my Zola is attracted to cardboard; he’ll happily lie on a nice piece of cardboard in preference to a wool rug.

  3. Elise says

    Animals really are their own persons. Ivy the Glorious Dog-Baby likes to wag her tail and do anything other than what is asked. Or not. You know, it’s more about what she wants.

  4. Stephani says

    They never do what you really want them to do, especially if it can ruin your photo-op. Contrary little beasties.

  5. Brenda says

    She knew…she KNEW what you were up to!
    …My cat’s the same way 😉

  6. Claire says

    The question is what would you do with her once you had trapped her? Cuddles? Food? Complete and utter adoration?

    • Hehe. She gets all of those in spades already! I’m afraid I probably would have laughed at her. 😉 And then given her cuddles and praise!

      • Claire says

        So there was no incentive to tempt Miss Fissy as she has everything her feline heart desires already. Bless her. 🙂

  7. Deanna says

    Your kitty has a highly developed sense of humour. 😉

  8. Deanna says

    Sorry about the double post! I had a little brain hiccup which necessitated a correction. 🙂

      • Deanna says

        Thank you! It’s a relief not to have it staring at me anymore. 🙂

  9. Grace Darling says

    Once upon a time, if you meddled in the affairs of cats, they
    pee-ed on something.

    Felicity just trumped you with an ancient geometry puzzle of squaring the circle. That’s one Golden Mean sabre-tooth
    kitty cat.

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