Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Two topics - Tape and Counter Space
My cats LOVE tape, especially duct tape. I had to duct tape a piece of cardboard up to the dog kennel, and the cats have ripped the entire thing down to eat the tape. They've also munched on the rolls. I laid some duct tape out on the kitchen floor to get an outline space idea for an island I'm building, and they sat there and chewed it and started shredding it. What is it about tape? They also love the packaging tape on moving boxes, the tape on the rolls you use for gift wrapping...
Topic 2 :
How can I keep them off my f*%$ing counters?! I have used spray bottles, double sided sticky tape (see above, it didn't last long), putting metal plates and spoons on the edges to fall off and scare them. I thought about trying one of those machines that squirts out air whenever the motion sensor goes off, but the kitchen is a main traffic point in the house, and it'd probably constantly go off. None of it is working. I was thawing out meat for dinner tonight and I heard a crash, ran into the kitchen, and Moe is taking off with my bag of ground beef that had a plate sitting on top of it to hold it under water that she fished from the sink! I have to LOCK my cats up in the back room every single night or when I'm not home because they WILL get on the counters, even if there's nothing there. I'd wake up in the middle of the night, go in for a glass of water, and find them sleeping there. They will get up on the counter right in front of me, and then act like they had no idea they weren't supposed to when I fuss or squirt them with a water bottle.
They have plenty of high perches. There are several shelving units around the house that they jump up on and lounge around. Do those shocking mats really work? Are they worth the money?