The first rule of cat ownership is that cats and jigsaw puzzles can’t coexist under the same roof. Since my wife Lonni and I are both word lovers, we resolved this issue with Scrabble. It’s become part of our daily routine and provides pleasurable brain exercise and together time.
We play “Super Scrabble” which has a bigger board and twice as many pieces as regular Scrabble.
Lonni, being a writer (click on Lonni’s murder mysteries above), is a much better speller than I am, but I’m a better tactician so we often break even in number of games won.
Lonni also allows me to employ two consultants, Bentley and Butler. These orange cats often watch the game and occasionally adjust tile placement.
The games often take about an hour to complete; longer if Bentley and Butler do more “adjusting”.