Mancat Monday: The Fine Art of Shredding Tissue Paper


I’ll admit it, I love, love, love tissue paper!  I love it so much, not only is a part of our daily play time, Mom buys it at Costco in packs of 400 sheets.  I have purrfected the fine art of shredding tissue paper and I though I would share my technique with you today.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Dad usually wiggles the wand part of the Neko Fly thing under the tissue paper as an announcement to let the shredding begin.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!You got to get a good grasp on the situation and extend the claws at just the right angle.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Yes, this was a brand new piece of tissue paper when I started, can you see the firm paw and keen focus?

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Then you must grab hold with both front paws to ensure there is no escape route for the tissue paper.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Of course it is quite alright to take time out for a brief wand nibble too, that’s normal.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!And finally, the finished product all shredded to purrfection.  Honestly, it didn’t stand a chance!  I hope you enjoyed my technique and hopefully you will find something you can use should you encounter that silly tissue paper!


Thanks CK for sharing the Thinking of You Award! If you don’t know CK, please go visit the coolest Ghetto Cat ever!!!


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11 years ago

I think you deserve a gold medal for shredding Brian, were all suffering from Olympicittus over here! 🙂

11 years ago

Excellent form! Mom and Dad have never tried deliberately letting us play with tissue paper for fun. What a great idea!!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

You’re a great shredder! We only get tissue paper on special occasions, but we think we should be allowed to shred some daily, too. That’s a great way to play between naps.

Fuzzy Tales
11 years ago

Wow, this ought to be an Olympic event! Maybe next time. Nicki might give you a run for a medal, Brian. 😛

Feeling Beachie - Hilary

brian – wow… what fun you had… you lucky mancat!

11 years ago

We just sent Mom out the door to get us some tissue paper. That looks like great fun. Thanks for those instructions Brian. We have them all written down. Mahoney can’t wait.
Have a terrific week.

11 years ago

Wow, yoos weally good at that..I agree, yoo could win gold for that.
You have a great Monday 🙂
Mollie xx

Hillary Rose
11 years ago

Hi Brian! Congratulations! You are a winner in my Pastel Pet Portrait Give-A-Way which was drawn this morning. Unfortunately I did not have your email address to contact you. Can you email me at so that we can arrange for you to send me a clear head study photo. Looking forward to creating your pastel portrait.
Hillary Rose


You certainly seem to be a pro at this Brian. Freckles has perfected the art of EATING paper — and vomiting –no preference any paper will do, even bills.

Hannah and Lucy
11 years ago

We’ve never had any tissue paper to shred – we think it looks quite difficult so purrhaps you can give us a few hints at how to make the first shred.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
11 years ago

Oh Brian, I needed some shredding techniques on accounta I am new to it.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
11 years ago

meowloz brian…we iz new ta yur site N wood like ta say HI..

R mom wants ta noe if ewe can shredd like tax papperz, billz, N stuff like that two !!

Laila and Minchie
11 years ago

Great technique, Brian! That needs to be an event in the next Cat-O-Lympics! You would win the gold for sure!

Angel and Kirby
11 years ago

We love tissue paper, too! It is so much fen!

Michelle Pennington (@ShellePenn on Twitter)

I bet wrapping gifts for the holidays and birthdays is interesting at your house, eh?

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
11 years ago

Oh lovely Brian!! Yay for paper!!! And paper-shredding!! You have it down to a fine art!! Good for you!! take care

11 years ago

You are lucky you get tissue paper. I keep it hidden because my kitties like to shred it and I’m not so much a fan of that..

11 years ago

That looks like such fun!

Amber DaWeenie
11 years ago

{sigh} Shredding looks like fun but I would probably eat it all before I finished the shredding project!

11 years ago

Hi Brian, you make a great art out of that tissue paper!! My boys love tissue papers, too. They want to learn shredding technique from you 🙂
Congratulations on your award! Have a happy Monday!

prancer pie
11 years ago

Your Mom buys it fur you to shred??? How pawsome is that? You have your human trained purrfectly! Happy Monday, furriends. xoxo

Random Felines
11 years ago

Ivy has a paper fetish as well and mom has to make sure to leave everything up or she will find the paper in small pieces…. MOL

Colehaus Cats
11 years ago

The firm paw and keen focus…ah, now it makes sense. Off to practice! Thanks for the tips!

Seth, Maxx, Newton, Tessa & Pia Bean

Cat's Cats
11 years ago

Nice to see you having so much fun Brian and acting like a kitten!!!!! We love tissue paper too 🙂

Speedy Rabbit
11 years ago

Now you look totally satisfied,Speedy

11 years ago

Your technique is puuuurrrrrrfect. Have you considered to teach online the cats of the blogosphere?
Tender kisses.
Auntie Marilia

11 years ago

My human never buys tissue paper just for my pleasure – I have been gypped once again!

11 years ago

We just put tissue paper on the shopping list. Can’t wait.

hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

Cathy Keisha
11 years ago

You know what’s even better than the wand side of a toy? One of those LONG straws that they sell for HUGE sundaes. You can bite into them without hurting your teeth. TW used them or a peacock feather to wiggle under the tissue paper. You do seem to know what you’re doing. MOL

11 years ago

Hi Brian, I like your technique! My friend Rafie in Dallas has a peep who mounts her torn paper art. Maybe you could open an art gallery together. Rafie doesn’t blog but you can see her work here-

we three doxies
11 years ago

Ahhhh…I loves to do dis too but I gets in trubles, darn it! You has dis down to perfection my furiend.


Mark's Mews
11 years ago

WOW, WE have to do with newspaper. Not that the soy ink is harmful, but it sure doesnt TASTE very good.

Shaggy & Scout
11 years ago

This needs to be in the CatOlympics next time! You’re a shoe in for the Gold!

11 years ago

Brian! I too am a professional shredder – tissue paper, toilet paper, paper towels, you name it!

Your pal, Pip

Eric and Flynn
11 years ago

You are a champion shredder Brian.

caren gittleman
11 years ago

You MUST go and visit Sammy at “One Spoiled Cat” he is a tissue paper freak!!!

I tried it but never quite got into it!

Love, Cody

11 years ago

You’re the king of the paper shredders!


Sweet Purrfections
11 years ago

Great technique! We haven’t tried the tissue paper yet, but we do a mean job on the napkins!

11 years ago

That looks like some fun. My kitty sister likes to do that to. 🙂

11 years ago

Gosh ~ you pretty much destroyed that tissue paper ~ good thing you got 399 more sheets of it! 😉
xo Catherine

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

MOL! Wow, that’s a great toy idea! See, kitties dont care if their toys cost a million or a few pennies, as long as it’s fun!

Debra Taylor
11 years ago

One of my tabbies shares this paper fascination too!! Looks like you are having such fun!

Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some informative posts and stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble)

What a great job! I also LOVE to shred paper – any kind of paper!

siku marie
11 years ago

Why ISN’T tissue shredding an Olympic sport? It should be! And you would be a gold medalist without a doubt! Great technique!

Spitty the Kitty
11 years ago

Your mom is sooooo nice to buy you your very own pack of tissue paper!! And heck, it lasts more than a year, right?

Oh, Fanks for the reminder about World Cat Day!!

The Island Cats
11 years ago

Wow, Brian! You really DO love tissue paper. I’m more of a plastic-loving cat myself.


Fraidy Cats
11 years ago

we love that you get tissue paper special, Brian! you have pawsome shreddin technique! we did take notes for the next blue moon when we should get some here 😀

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

Glogirly & Katie
11 years ago

Brian, some peeps pay good money for shredded paper! …you know, to put inside gift bags and stuff. I think you’ve got a business brewing here!

; ) Katie

11 years ago

Dear Brian,
Hmmm, me thinks there is sonme tissue paper downstairs…Me will has to gets right on Mommy to brings some up for us!

Chancy and Mumsy
11 years ago

Good job sweet Brian. You surely must be the number one shredder in all of Blogsville. Hugs and nose kisses

easy rider
11 years ago

The 6th picture looks like smoking a long cigarette, so funny!!!!

Ryker's Boyz 'n' Allie
11 years ago

HIGHPAW! Excellent technique~~~we needz to get ourselves somma dat!

Savannah NanaMo
11 years ago

Oh Cat!!! You are even more a “tissue paper” addict than Sammy!!! Oh Cod!! You destroy that stuff!! I admit, I do luvluvluv some nice crinkly tissue paper too…but dude…you need to get some control…just a thought…paw pats, savannah