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You might remember the blog posting from last week about our friend Audrey’s cats playing late-night Mah Jongg. Well, it appears that Audrey isn’t the only one with MJ-loving kitties. Our dear friend Stuart in Seattle sent me the following: “Ann, I suppose you’ll now be inundated with cat pics. Here is Nathan waiting for the tiles (Photo 3) and his predecessor Izzy waiting for the other players.”Mahjong IzzyMahj-Izzy 2Mah Jongg nathan20160127_054928_resizedMy doggie Lizzie couldn’t care less when the MJ tiles come spilling out. But I certainly never knew that Mah Jongg could be a “catty” game…


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My dear friend Audrey sent me the following message…I’m still laughing!Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 5.41.45 PM

“I have a funny story to tell you.  Last night I took out my set to lay out the hands.  I went to sleep and kept hearing clicking and clacking all night.  My husband woke up and said, ‘You have two really smart cats.’  I asked why and he told me the cats were playing Mah Jongg.  Lo and behold, they had taken the stopper off the betting chips, had jettisoned the chips and the tiles everywhere, and had even thrown the dice! LOL!  You can’t make this stuff up!”Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 5.41.19 PM



Toby Salk, a great friend of this blog and a wonderful Mah Jongg teacher in Berkeley and
throughout the Bay Area, sent this fun picture of a cat “playing” Mah Jongg. I wonder if Toby
was the cat’s teacher (since she is already considered to be the “cat’s meow” by all of her
Is your pet a part of your games? Send pictures and they will be posted! We recently heard from
Dianne G who wrote to us about the following:

“Most in our group have dogs. When we only have 3 available to play, the game goes on. We deal a hand to the 4th chair and call that player by the name of the resident dog. We do a blind Charleston (not in the official rules, we know) then return that player’s (Shasha, Chili, Rosie, Pepper, or whoever) tiles to the wall and finish playing the game of “threesies”. All for fun and laughs. This way the game goes on and we still get practice in playing the card.”