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kitty advice
« on: January 20, 2010, 08:28:57 pm »
One of my cats has become obsessed with a neighborhood tabby cat that comes by to say hi or something. She Cackles at it and runs from window to window to keep watch on it, and if you remove her from one of the windows and into another room she will run right back and watch it until the tabby leaves our yard.

The Mr thought we should break her of this habit, but I think its not harming her and she makes cute noises when watching it.

So, fellow PDers. Should we break the behavior by not allowing her on our kitchen table that is right below said windows or just let her be?

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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 08:30:54 pm »
Use a taser.

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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 08:32:53 pm »
Use a taser.

That would be inappropriate!








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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 08:33:30 pm »
Apologies.


Use a shotgun filled with rock salt.

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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 08:38:27 pm »
The cackling is a hunting call. Just don't let her get out and attack the tom.

If she's having enough fun watching him, there's no problem unless it's an irritation. If you *do* want to break her of that habit, use a water pistol whenever she does it. Removing the table probably won't help -- it is not advisable to attempt to outstubborn a cat, and few succeed.


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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 09:25:03 pm »
It is virtually impossible to break a cat of any habit, it will just become sneakier in how it goes about it.  Best to leave it be.  Besides, watching cats spazz out over things they can't do anything about is cheap entertainment.

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 09:51:09 pm »
It's perfectly healthy and normal. Leave her be.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 09:54:25 pm »
It's perfectly healthy and normal. Leave her be.

That's what the Hebrews thought.
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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 10:48:28 pm »
you should punish your cat



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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 10:56:19 pm »
It brings joy to the tabby cat outside; leave it be. I know this because my old cat did the same thing. Drove the neighbor's cats absolutely ballistic, and all he ever did was sit there.

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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 11:05:06 pm »
Use a taser.
 

I’ll taser you!

Apologies.


Use a shotgun filled with rock salt.

I have a shotgun and can get rock salt, what’s your address? :evil:

It is virtually impossible to break a cat of any habit, it will just become sneakier in how it goes about it.  Best to leave it be.  Besides, watching cats spazz out over things they can't do anything about is cheap entertainment.

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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 11:05:56 pm »
if you don't want the cat on the kitchen table, then yes. but not because of what she looks at. but if you dont want her on the kitchen table because cats shouldnt be sitting on furniture, then stop her.
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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 11:07:06 pm »
if you don't want the cat on the kitchen table, then yes. but not because of what she looks at. but if you dont want her on the kitchen table because cats shouldnt be sitting on furniture, then stop her.

we never use the kitchen table, so I don't mind. :)

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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2010, 04:00:26 am »
Use a taser in conjunction with a video recording device. Post the results on YouTube.com.

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Re: kitty advice
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2010, 04:43:17 am »
What we do--- look outside to see what the hubbubb is about, sigh, spray the cat with the squirt bottle for fun, chuckle, let him keep doing it