Originally Posted by Momofmany
Did I tell you that my Koko (Mojo's twin) is also the kitchen / bathroom fanatic? Her tactic is to attack your bare toes in those 2 rooms. She doesn't do it anywhere else in the house.
But back on topic. Do the shuffle (wasn't there a song about that years ago?), and particularly when you are in the kitchen or bathroom and always when the lights are out at night. Walk slowly and drag your feet. After a few years, it becomes a natural gait.
I think Koko has been telepathically communicating with Mojo.
She's not attacking bare toesies yet, but socked toesies are starting to be fair game.
One of the problems with Mojo is that I swear she DARTS underfoot when I'm getting out of the tub! I can't shuffle out of there!
Originally Posted by strange_wings
I've done the "don't step on the cat" dance many times when one of them suddenly darts under foot.
It involves quickly yanking back the foot you were about to put down, hopping backwards on the other foot, spinning around because you lost your balance, then crashing into the nearby wall/couch/chair/table. It's hilarious to see DH do this.
I did the "don't step on the kitty" dance today, only it was in the bathroom with no good places to land.
Thankfully I ended up plopping down on the edge of the tub and managed to catch myself without falling backwards into the tub.
Originally Posted by Fred&Nermal
You could tape laser pointers to each shoe and walk around so the cats are always playing ahead of you where the red light lands, not underfoot. Don't walk into the bathtub with the lasers on or you will definetly trip on the cats in there if they are chasing the red light
Or you could tape rubber horns under your shoes so every time you took a step, the cats would run away from the honking noise.
Instead of slippers, wear underwater flippers/fins. The slapping noise with each step will scare them away for sure. When wearing the flippers up the stairs, walk backwards so as not to trip. Look backwards to make sure no cats are sleeping on the steps.
Besides the shuffle/drag, those are definitely some interesting ideas.
The laser light would probably work, but I don't think the horn would work with Mojo. She'd be scared for about 2 seconds and then come racing back to check it out and poke her paws under my feet to see what the noise was.
And I'm seeing flippers being equally fun toys!
Life with Mojo is never dull!