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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Really? I thought they would be spendier? I want something that he will like tho too. I dont want to spend an arm and a leg but I want something that he will use! What kind do the majority of you guys use?
It might be a little more, but not much, but like I said, thats the cardboard one. Oliver has a cat tree, but he prefers my shoes. Its my own fault. When he was a kitten, my (then) husband and I let him because we worked in construction and had ratty shoes on most of the time anyway. Now he thinks that shoe scratching is the proper way to greet people - company included. Tripod will scratch on things that he shouldn't once in awhile, like the sofa and carpet, but he has a front leg missing, so he doesn't do it too much. Its usually to join in with the greeting when Oliver is scratching shoes.
post #32 of 47
The cat I was cat-sitting a few weeks ago was so cool and relaxed! I was vaccuming and she was laying on the couch. I thought eventually she would run off but no, she just keep laying there and kind of looking at me. I started vacuming the COUCH and she still laid there!!! When I had to vaccum the cushion she was on, I had to physically lift her off the cushion so I could vaccum it!! I thought maybe she was deaf but she wasn't! Crazy cat.
post #33 of 47
YY HATES the vacuum cleaner and she just runs off to my bed (well actually it's hers now, more than mine, lol) and waits until it's over. I do try to have her out of ther house when vacuuming is done. I have a housekeeper who comes once a week and she often does vacuuming for me and so I try to take YY somewhere during that time, outside for a walk on her leash. The Sphynxes rather like the vacuum for some strange reason - like my brother's dog who will allow me to vacuum HIM!! (He is a choc lab with lots of hair, much more than a Siamese )
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by journey
The cat I was cat-sitting a few weeks ago was so cool and relaxed! I was vaccuming and she was laying on the couch. I thought eventually she would run off but no, she just keep laying there and kind of looking at me. I started vacuming the COUCH and she still laid there!!! When I had to vaccum the cushion she was on, I had to physically lift her off the cushion so I could vaccum it!! I thought maybe she was deaf but she wasn't! Crazy cat.
Must be a fearless cat!! If I even got close to Harley he would most likely have a melt down!
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
I have most attractive small bungee cords holding all of my cabinets shut.
i bought those child locks at the hardware store & installed them. works pretty good - they can try, but can't open them far enough to get inside! & if Harley doesn't/can't open yours yet, i'm sure he'll learn, especially if you have those traditional apartment cabinets with no knobs, just swing open & shut? that's what my house has. the cat lays on her back, & paws at the cabinet until it pops open, then jumps inside - i've seen them do it!
mine hide in the clothes closet (the big one) during vacuum time.
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by laureen227
i bought those child locks at the hardware store & installed them. works pretty good - they can try, but can't open them far enough to get inside! & if Harley doesn't/can't open yours yet, i'm sure he'll learn, especially if you have those traditional apartment cabinets with no knobs, just swing open & shut? that's what my house has. the cat lays on her back, & paws at the cabinet until it pops open, then jumps inside - i've seen them do it!
mine hide in the clothes closet (the big one) during vacuum time.
We tried those.... didn't work... they broke them! But since we've remodeled our kitchen, we have better cabinets that are hard to open, and they can't get in them.
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by laureen227
i bought those child locks at the hardware store & installed them. works pretty good - they can try, but can't open them far enough to get inside! & if Harley doesn't/can't open yours yet, i'm sure he'll learn, especially if you have those traditional apartment cabinets with no knobs, just swing open & shut? that's what my house has. the cat lays on her back, & paws at the cabinet until it pops open, then jumps inside - i've seen them do it!
mine hide in the clothes closet (the big one) during vacuum time.
You know I was wondering how a bungee cord would work on my kind of cabinets (traditional apartment ones) I'm going to probly have to invest in some of those child locks-I noticed yesterday he is trying to get into them while I was in the kitchen making supper!
P.S.-I'm HOPING to post pictures today!
post #38 of 47
Good grief, if I had hubby hold my cats while I vacuumed the ambulance would have to come and pick up pieces of Mike left shredded all over the carpet! Most cats are afraid of the noise, the vibration and will leave the room. Put your kitten in another room while you vaccum with classical music playing or white noise (static). Or just let her run away in the house from the monster. The only cats I have ever had that weren't afraid of the vacuum were deaf and blind-
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by hissy
Good grief, if I had hubby hold my cats while I vacuumed the ambulance would have to come and pick up pieces of Mike left shredded all over the carpet! Most cats are afraid of the noise, the vibration and will leave the room. Put your kitten in another room while you vaccum with classical music playing or white noise (static). Or just let her run away in the house from the monster. The only cats I have ever had that weren't afraid of the vacuum were deaf and blind-
I vacuumed last night and I put him in my bedroom and then let him out when I had to clean up the bedroom and all was okay-he was a little upset at me for a minute or two (a little shaky too!) and then I gave him a treat and he loved me just the same again
post #40 of 47
My little girl hates the vacuum. As soon as she sees it, she jumps up on the shelf. I just let her take cover before I start and then we have a bit of a pet and hug after I'm finished.
post #41 of 47
Greminator hates the vaccuum. But there is nothing he hates more then spray bottles and... my hair dryer... whoa.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by babyharley
You know I was wondering how a bungee cord would work on my kind of cabinets (traditional apartment ones) I'm going to probly have to invest in some of those child locks-I noticed yesterday he is trying to get into them while I was in the kitchen making supper!
P.S.-I'm HOPING to post pictures today!
Oh yes I'm all too farmilar with the baby locks. I've got them on all my kitchen cabinets. I've got about 6 extra magnets on my medicine cabinet. For a while my freezer was even taped shut. (Jordan is a very smart cat) I wish I could find a way to keep my closet door shut.
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by Rang_27
Oh yes I'm all too farmilar with the baby locks. I've got them on all my kitchen cabinets. I've got about 6 extra magnets on my medicine cabinet. For a while my freezer was even taped shut. (Jordan is a very smart cat) I wish I could find a way to keep my closet door shut.
I never knew having a kitten would mean child proofing my home!!
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by Rang_27
Oh yes I'm all too farmilar with the baby locks. I've got them on all my kitchen cabinets. I've got about 6 extra magnets on my medicine cabinet. For a while my freezer was even taped shut. (Jordan is a very smart cat) I wish I could find a way to keep my closet door shut.
me, too! also, my laundry room has 2 doors that pull out, kinda like this /\\ & i can't find anything to keep them shut. they currently have magnets & a roller clasp, but i still have to put a stick thru the handles to keep out determined kitties! i wonder where you get the small bungee cords... & if they come in white?
BTW, babyharley - where are those pictures?!?!?
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by laureen227

BTW, babyharley - where are those pictures?!?!?
I took some last night and I am waiting for a friend to eMail them to me so I can post them! Im so anxious to show everyone his smiley face on his side! I HOPE I can get them up tomorrow, I'm a little sad that I can't get them posted today
post #46 of 47
Just wait, my kittens are all grown up they are about 16 weeks, but boy are they big compared to their baby pics. They are still scared of the vacumn I feel so guilty vacumning. I definitely had to child proof house too and the bigger they get the higher they can jump I know soon the counters will be a place I can't hide anything soon.
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by DarciFinn
I definitely had to child proof house too and the bigger they get the higher they can jump I know soon the counters will be a place I can't hide anything soon.
Oh Harley is wanting to jump up on the counters already! He sits and looks up there and tries to jump, but he isn't even close to making it up there, soon enuf I know he will be up there into EVERYTHING!!
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