A Cat's Guide to Dominating Hide-and-Seek

Rarely will you find a better hide-and-seek player than a cat. They're experts at squeezing into tight spaces — especially when it's a cardboard box — and there's no doubt that their cunning and clever minds help them find the perfect hiding spots.

We found some cats who are true experts at hide-and-seek, plus a few more who, um, need a little more practice. Here's their advice.

If the rug is already rumpled, why not?

Hide and Seek Cat Under Rug
"This is Skittles. She will be 1 year old in October. She literally goes crazy at playtime. She loves hide-and-seek." —Misty Meade

Never pass up a good opportunity for camouflage.

Hide and Seek Black Cat Camouflage
"He just tries camouflage, but he forgets his eyes stand out so much." —Laura Colliton

If you're tiny enough to fit under shelving units, go for it.

Hide and Seek Cat Under DVDs
"This is Stella. We found her curled up on our back porch. She was about 8 weeks old. She hid under our TV stand at first until she was too big!" —Heather Anne Clover

Hide inside kitty furniture! No one will ever think to look for you there!

Hide and Seek Cat in Cat Tree
"Stella's hiding place… until she jumps out and attacks!" —Margo Kalfas Mohney

Uh, this is not how it works.

Hide and Seek Cat in Box
"He's not very good at hiding, but don't tell him I said that." —Sherrie Porter

Also definitely not how it works.

Hide and Seek Cat Covering Eyes

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