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Bad Kitty Gets By on Looks Alone!

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I have a kooky, adorable little kitten named Chloe. And as beautiful and lovely as she looks...she is a menace!

Water - she will wake up out of a peaceful slumber when she hears someone turn on the faucet...she'll hop onto the counter, and climb into the sink, all the while avoiding the running water, but completely entranced by it! I have tried EVERYTHING and now need some advice...or is this just a hopeless case? My only fear is that while she loves the sink, a hot stove is not far from it and she can hurt herself.

Running out - I live in an apartment complex. When I open the door to come in, Chloe zooms out, runs upstairs to the landing above, and sits there (as if she was waiting for someone to welcome her in :) We used to be able to lure her back down by dangling one of her favorite toys, but that doesn't work anymore. Tonight, I started coming up the stairs to grab her, and she ran down and back into my apartment...then ran back upstairs when I was about to shut the door! This is an ongoing battle. She sits by the door once she hears keys - knowing she can scoot out faster than we could ever catch her!

She climbs EVERYTHING, scratches ANYTHING, and is an all around mischievous little one! She and our older cat, Mason, will run tirelessly around our 2 bedroom apt and it sounds like a herd of elephants! I know they are playing, but my apartment ends up in shambles. We have plenty of toys, the scratching post collects dust more than anything else. I've tried spraying her with water (but as I mentioned, she loves it), I've tried patting her behind, the stern "NO", even those air cans to clean your keyboard. Nothing, and I mean nothing, seems to phase her.
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Well, let me not ignore our first cat, Mason. He's about a year and a half old (Chloe's only about 5 mos). Before the princess came into our lives, it was a household dedicated to the prince :lol: ! He CRAVED attention and wasted no time in trying to get it. He had some bad habits himself, like attacking my ankles and just meowing endlessly until someone would either pick him up or play with him. BUT...since we've welcomed Chloe, Mason has completely chilled out (besides the random stampedes w/ his new little sis). He's much more mellow and my theory is, she wipes him out in his "older" age :D

Thanks for all the input! I know as kittens, their behavior is much like small children...but I have never seen a toddler climb up a folding screen like Chloe (my friends are amazed at her when she does that). Ha ha!
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