There have been a few quarantine videos going round lately of people playing noughts and crosses with their cats. I thought I’d try it with the mules!
Now, I didn’t have any chalk – or a large enough piece of paper – so I used what items I had lying around. Loo rolls for noughts, empty soya milk cartons for crosses. I’ll put the video below and follow up with some commentary afterwards.
He may have won the game, but he didn’t win our hearts.
Marty was less enthusiastic about the game but at least he was polite enough to wait his turn. Unfortunately, this time I was the cheater because I got confused and thought he’d blocked all moves and played us into a stalemate (which was embarrassing, honestly. I’m used to being outsmarted by mules but not during games of noughts and crosses). I had swapped to rolls for Marty and cartons for me, since Xato had run out of cartons during his go, but if you watch the end of Marty’s clip you’ll see that I place down a carton for myself and then I place one down on the square that Marty chose.
I know, I am ashamed of myself.
Marty already had a roll on the square to the left, and the square to the right was untaken, so he could still have won the game. I will have to give him extra treats tomorrow to make up for my foul and immoral game play.