Finally — FINALLY — I found an ocelot in Minecraft Pocket Edition! I’ve been walking around Minecraft with my pockets full of fish forlikeever, looking for an ocelot. For why? For because if you feed an ocelot enough fish, it might — might, mind you — become tame and turn into a cat.
The uncertainty delights me. It’s so like a real cat. So I found this ocelot.
You can’t follow them around, like you can the wolves you’re trying to tame into dogs. If you move, an ocelot will run away, churning up chunks of dirt in its panic. But just stand there holding a fish and, if you and the ocelot line up just right, you can feed it fish. I’m told it can sometimes take many fish to tame an ocelot.
Now, when you tame a wolf, it looks exactly the same except it suddenly has a collar. When you tame an ocelot —
Suddenly, it’s some kinda cat! Mine turned into this Siamese. Guess what I named him, Jane. Guess what I named my Siamese cat, Jane! That’s right. What else but Somtow?
Whoever programmed this game knows cats. Sometimes he follows me around, and sometimes he ignores me. He always comes when I have fish in my hand, though.
He frequently hops onto my bed and dances in circles. When I feed him, big red hearts come out of him and he does this.
When he isn’t showing how much he loves fish — I mean me, he does this, especially if I’m heading for it.
Sits on my storage chest. You can’t open the chest, if a cat is sitting on it. You have to get into the right position so the Stand command shows and click on it. Then you have to lure the cat off before he sits again.
I love it! It’s so very cat!
I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about a quinoa salad with mandarin oranges.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Is your main character spiritually a cat person or a dog person?