[Sca-cooks] Robin the Bandit - Help!
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chawkswrth at aol.com
Wed Nov 5 15:42:47 PST 2008
OK, Suey-it is time for lessons in Kitten training.
Do you have a spray bottle you can fill with just plain, clean water?
When you catch him in the act of doing something he should not do, shake the bottle, and then spray it, towards his face.
This works beautifully, but you must be consistant!
I am in the midst of domesticating feral kittens, and it works like a charm. It is keeping them from clawing furniture, staying under the furniture and it is keeping the Grown cats from beating up on the baby kittens.
In fact, if you use this, and a cardboard scratching post, there will be no need to declaw your kitten. If it worked with my 9 year-old Siamese, it will work for Robin.
You are right-you are in the midst of a test of wills. As the Siamese and the 10 month old kitten are neutered males, I KNOW about those tests.
Get?a covered cup for your bedside table.
Get a spray bottle filled with plain water and keep it with you.
You may need to go back to the whole seat for a while. A lot of cats do not take well to change of any variety.. A new person or just changing the furniture around, can get them upset and they regress in their training.
Rather like a toddler will go back on their toilet training if there is a new baby in the house....it is similar.
BTW-When I have to get after the Siamese now, or the Big kitten, all I have to do is shake the bottle. They stop and behave...until they can find more mischief to get into. <G>
Anyone want a kitten? Two adorable diluted orange and white tabbies ready to be your household Princess....
From: Suey <lordhunt at gmail.com>
To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 5:22 pm
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Robin the Bandit - Help!
My cleaning woman has named him, my three month old kitten, Robin the Bandit instead of Robin of Sherwood Forest. It is a war against who is the Lord of this house the kitten or me the lady. We started on second week of toilet training yesterday and he would not accept his graduation to a hole in his kitten seat on the toilet. He did not go to the bathroom all day yesterday - in Chile we have no kitty liter that can go down the toilet so I had to do something else. I spent many afternoons making kitty litter out of newspaper and tissue thanks to your recipes. Robin would not accept it. He did nothing but eat all that paper I prepared for him.?
? Probably as Ohama accepted the Presidency, Robin decided he was thirsty but needs to drink water out of my glass cause he likes me and thinks what I do is right. I was sound asleep as it was 1 am here, I woke up to the sound of the moving glass. It fell on top of me. That is cold story.?
? At 6 am Robin wanted to pee. I ran to the bathroom faster than him and I put water in the bathtub. No sooner done Robin jumped in. (I know cats.) Then he jumped up to his training seat on the toilet, which is adjacent and filled his paws with kitty litter. Then he jumped to the floor and decorated the entire apartment with kitty litter. . .?
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