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Drizzle is driving us all nuts!!

He will not stop crying at my Mother's bedroom door when she's in her room!! He just crys, and crys, and crys. If we put him in another room, close the door, he'll cry there. I've tried everything. Orange juice rubbed on the door (citrus is supposed to deter them) distractions like playing fetch or making odd noises or even giving him treats, I try yelling "ah-ah-ah!" to scare him off.

NOTHING WORKS.

If my Mom where more reasonable, she'd just let them in! But she insists she needs "her space" - well her space is causing the problem!

*Sigh*

I need assistance. Ways to make her bedroom door unappealing. Scents or touches to put on and/or around it to make him go, "It's not worth it," and walk away. PLEASE.
 

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Have you tried putting Bitter Apple on the door and area surrounding it? You might try citrus juice, but I'm afraid it might be too acidic for the paint or varnish on the door. Sometimes, a cat has made up his mind where he wants to sleep and it's hard to change his mind. I have been awakened many times and was not overjoyed to have to get up and open the door or have a restless night's sleep!
 

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No budgeing Mom huh? I think maybe if she would let Drizzle in her room she would be bothered less by him than his whinning at the door. However I can see her point of wanting her own space..... this is a tough problem! i think a family meeting may be in order. Explain to her that he only wants to have the freedom to go into the room, he may never even try to go in there if he knows he can Worth a try anyways right?
Well I hope it works out, sorry I wasnt more helpfull.
 

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I feel your pain. Our cats have clawed the carpet all the way down to the boards under the door to my husband's study. Oh well. They finally stopped clawing once all the carpet was ripped out. :shock:
 

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kristi, we have the same decorators, I guess! I have the same decor under my bedroom door and a spot in the dining room just like it. :( The best thing to do is to cut a square of carpet from the back of a closet, lift the ruined piece and replace it. It will look newer, but that's better than threads. So, why haven't I done it yet?
Because I got used to it! :(
 

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:D

After an hour of crying, tonight, for the fourth night in a row, she gave in. The kittens are now rulers of our domain. LOL.

Whew.

I'll actually SLEEP tonight instead of getting up to tend to a crying baby boy kitten.
 

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When my son moved out this fall little Red sat in front of his closed door and cried for hours at a time! Once I finally let her in Roger's old room to check things out, she stopped the nightly ritual - but I figure she was wondering where he had gone and just needed to go in there and sniff around to check things out herself!

There are no other closed doors here for the same reasons you all have cited ~ kitties do rule the house and allow us to live with them I guess :lol:

AND.......... NO ONE not even company gets to be in the bathroom alone!
*kitties must know what is going on in there too* lol

Good luck with Drizzle and your mom!
 

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Of course! It's in the kitty contract! They must be allowed in the bathroom, regardless of who's is there. It'a more fun for them if you can leave the door only SLIGHTLY ajar so that they think they have won the battle by opening the door by themselves! :)

Poor Red missed her brother. That's sad and very loyal. :( At least you know you'd be missed if you went on vacation, Piddles!
 

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It's all quite simple in the end....

When you get a kitty, you practically sign a contract that says the sat is allowed to go into all rooms closed or open.
 
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