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post #1 of 25
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We finally stopped locking Roxie in our room at night which we had been doing for a while because we got some new furniture. She had been really good lately. Hasn't clawed anything other than the scratching post and hadn't broken anything... until this morning that is.

It was 6:30am and I was woken up to a crash and the sound of glass breaking. I ran into the living room and turned the light on and sure enough the little devil had knocked my partylite candle votive thing off the end table and broke it

We have like zero knick-knacks or anything and this was one of very few that we keep out. Our apartment looks so bare!!

How do you keep your kitties from breaking your stuff??
post #2 of 25
Do you have a nic nack cabinet? that may solve your problem. My cats don't break things.
post #3 of 25
with me, my cats KNOW to stay off the entertainment center, where i keep my collection of glass and gargolyes. That is the one place that will get them a shot in the butt of water,lol
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Miagi's_Mommy View Post
Do you have a nic nack cabinet? that may solve your problem. My cats don't break things.
We don't have a nic nack cabinet but we don't have much room for one either. The thing is during the day she knows not to go on the tables and she wont. Apparently it's when we sleep that her evil side comes out!
post #5 of 25
I don't really have breakables out. I have 3 reasons why my breakables were packed up years ago. They are in my signature.

I wish I could be more helpful. I started collecting Spongebobs instead of breakables.
post #6 of 25
after losing many partylite items to destruction myself, I decided to pack them up I have no knicks knacks at all really, with 15 cats that's asking for it!
post #7 of 25
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oh man, I figured there wasn't really a solution but was kinda hoping someone would say they got their cat to stop!!
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Roxie225 View Post
oh man, I figured there wasn't really a solution but was kinda hoping someone would say they got their cat to stop!!
Now you're just being funny.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
Now you're just being funny.
especially given that you have a torti! they're just little mischief makers!
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 


I know I know... it was a crazy moment I was having...

Roxie is the biggest mischief maker I know... but she so pretends to be an angel!
post #11 of 25
We have curio cabinets and some shelves. Most times they don't bother the stuff. Charlie likes to sometimes play with the stuff on the lower shelves but for the most part leaves them alone.

Besides - Roxie's a tortie - what did you expect?????
post #12 of 25
Trout is also a tortie...and thoroughly enjoys the "gravity" game. I cannot have breakables around at all
post #13 of 25
Bringing Radar into our home provided a very quick and intense lesson about just how easily breakable some things are! Sonic isn't as bad, simply because he doesn't have the same desire to climb things that Radar does, and doesn't tend to go up on the higher shelves very often. If I put something new on a shelf Radar is investigating it within seconds - and part of that investigation involves seeing how many pieces it will break in when it hits the floor!
post #14 of 25
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It's a lost cause, how silly of me to have ever thought differently

She is sure training me good, huh??

Looks like I'm off to buy some unbreakables
post #15 of 25
We don't have any breakable items in our house anymore. We've pretty much given our house to the cats. We have a glass front cabinet where people would put decorations but thats no fun, we gave it to the cats! Its now filled with cat pillows & beds... They love it!
post #16 of 25
Ziggy is a Torbie. Suprisingly though she has never broken anything - yet

She was chasing a fly around the living room a while ago, and I thought, thats it now. She jumped on the table and then onto my nice HIGH shelf with the only photos and small vases with some artificial flowers in. It's only a small shelf but LUCKILY nothing fell off onto the GLASS table!! (It was funny that I had to get her down though - scaredy cat!!)

Another time I heard a crash - she had knocked a full length floor mirror over in the bedroom - that knocked over a glass vase with glass pebbles in. Nothing broken again.

I'm so lucky, I have a 'good' kitty!!
post #17 of 25
I have two mischevious torties at home, and while I have been smart enough to put the antiques out of reach, there are still plenty of breakables that are within reach that are still in one piece...(knock on wood ) I will probably pay the price sometime in the near future for such arrogance, but so far, the hubby has broken more of my fragile decorations than the cats have...lol
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by sadieandziggy View Post
Ziggy is a Torbie. Suprisingly though she has never broken anything - yet

She was chasing a fly around the living room a while ago, and I thought, thats it now. She jumped on the table and then onto my nice HIGH shelf with the only photos and small vases with some artificial flowers in. It's only a small shelf but LUCKILY nothing fell off onto the GLASS table!! (It was funny that I had to get her down though - scaredy cat!!)

Another time I heard a crash - she had knocked a full length floor mirror over in the bedroom - that knocked over a glass vase with glass pebbles in. Nothing broken again.

I'm so lucky, I have a 'good' kitty!!
Don't speak too soon!! Otherwise your luck may run out and Ziggy will become just like Roxie
post #19 of 25
I know, she's only a year old...... Luckily the only breakables I have are the ones mentioned. Everything else are candles or heavy marble.
post #20 of 25
It took our kittens a while before they learned that they shouldn't be on the dining room table but they know now. Of course they still try to get on when we're not looking but a quick snap of our fingers, or a clap of our hands lets them know that they're being bad. We didn't have them secluded to one room when we got them home for the first time because our place is so small and they followed us everywhere. I also figured that if they knew what was what already, then they wouldn't have a curious bout and break something.
post #21 of 25
I'll move this to the Behavior section so the experts there can make some recommendations.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Miagi's_Mommy View Post
My cats don't break things.
Lucky you! Mine also likes to knock off pens/lip gloss/papers off of raised surfaces. When I was in college, this got beyond annoying with the papers getting messed up (and sometimes eaten!)
post #23 of 25
I wonder if you have a bunch (or even a couple) of little toys around for her to play with when she feels like confronting something? It may not always keep her off your stuff, but I bet it could help. I've got a few paper clips (one cat's obsession), a 2' length of workout bungie with knots in it, a slew of 1" crushed foil balls (and other types), etc. etc. and my babies are as likely to go for those to work off energy as anything else, but I know if they weren't around, they be 'forced' to start working on everything else here.
post #24 of 25
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Roxie is 2 so she isn't really a kitten anymore. She has a toy BOX. It is filled with every toy a kitty could possibly want -- some homemade and some storebought. It is just something she does. If I'm around she doesn't even try it because she knows that it's a no no but for some reason whenever I'm not around she thinks she can break all the rules!
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Roxie225 View Post
Roxie is 2 so she isn't really a kitten anymore. She has a toy BOX. It is filled with every toy a kitty could possibly want -- some homemade and some storebought. It is just something she does. If I'm around she doesn't even try it because she knows that it's a no no but for some reason whenever I'm not around she thinks she can break all the rules!
Mine don't even wait til I'm gone! My hubby they are good for, for me they are rotten. It's a good thing they are cute.
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