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Decluttering has caused a problem!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Now on every clean area, the cat jumps up there!

If there is anything there at all, he knocks it off an makes a mess for me.

I tried putting the sticky tape there--well I got caught because I put a paper on it and now it is stuck!

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    1739 days ago
    I can send you my yorkies..the will pee on things for you and help you clean like they help me.

    1741 days ago
    When I try to declutter I lose everything. Now I see that I might have problems with Orzo on the furniture more. Oh, boy.

    I have always been told about the water squirt trick. That worked great with April, who started pottying on the carpet (caught her before she got anything done), but Orzo just moves when the water is squirted and then comes back. He ate most of a strawberry plant and is now after the other plants.

    Hope you can figure a solution.
    1741 days ago
    No suggestions, either. I've heard people say that spraying them with water when they get on surfaces where they shouldn't be works, but I've never tried it (seems kind of mean to me!). DD's cat has nearly killed my aloe plant because she thinks that is where she should sit to look out the window. I tried moving the plant, but she still went and sat in it. Good luck!
    1741 days ago
    Chris, I was amused at your kitty's antics, but I empathize with you for the frustration. I well know that we get 'caught' sometimes when we try to booby-trap something to keep animals (or kids) out. That brought another smile to my face, although I know it's not amusing to you. Hang in there. Try some of the suggestions others have given, and you, too, will come out on top.
    1741 days ago
    When I de-clutter it means I can't find a thing. lol Your cat is just thanking you for more beds.
    1742 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    It is the Cats House. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1742 days ago
  • ROCKLAND2010
    This is why there is an expression, "it's like herding cats". They have minds of their own.
    1742 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/11/2013 9:34:32 AM
    Oh those kitties!!! Mine does things like that too. I cleaned out an area behind my bedroom door and now have discovered it's her favorite place to sleep!! Go figure!
    1742 days ago
    It is the cat's house, Accept it, emoticon
    be glad she lets you share it, and keep the food bowl filled!
    1742 days ago
    I read that there is a kit that you put in the garden to keep cat out and from doing it business, they are spikes that are made from rubber and do not hurt the cat but the cat does not like the feel of them so they stay away from your garden and I am sure that you can cut them down to fit where you need them, it is in "Gardeners Supply Company" website is gardeners.com. It is called Cat Scat #31-952
    1742 days ago
    This weekend my cat played 'don't step in the lava' on my furniture. He drives me crazy! He used to be so good about not jumping up where he doesn't belong because I ground him when I catch him doing it. But in this house he's been getting worse. I'm sure the incredible stress I'm under is not helpful to him at all. Perhaps your cat is also showing off as an attempt at stress release because your husband isn't there. Changes in a house can affect pets as much as humans.
    1742 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Kitties do like to play! Mine used to love to push paper off my desk!!
    1742 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    1742 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    funny emoticon
    1742 days ago
    Like the wire hangers tip. emoticon
    1742 days ago
    emoticon excellent tip about the wire hangers too emoticon
    1742 days ago

    there he goes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    1742 days ago
  • ONUTHIN125
    emoticon It seems that you bur baby likes your cleaning! emoticon
    1743 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    It may not work for small spaces, BUT I learned this decades ago: When you do not want ANYBODY to sit or walk or whatever on a surface, lay WIRE COAT HANGERS on the space. Animals hate it, they cannot sit, lie down or walk on them without the hanger wire getting in between their pads or just on the whole paw. Doesn't hurt them in the long run, but they WILL NOT get on them!

    This is really cool when you leave the house and you KNOW they are just waiting to start the party when they hear that lock click!!

    My aunt duct taped a bunch of them together, stored them behind her divan or under the beds when not in use. On countertops, they rattle too, making it a bummer for bad kitties.
    1743 days ago
    Bless your heart!
    1743 days ago
    This also made me laugh..At least its your cat!My grown kids and grandkids are like F5 tornadoes!Not a surface left untouched..while I yell! emoticon
    1743 days ago
    This made me laugh because kitty thinks you cleaned up just for him or her..LOL
    1743 days ago
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