Since my cat and I moved into a new apartment, she has been wilder than usual. I'm guessing it's because it's larger than my old one and new territory for her to explore. I am upset, though, because she's getting on my countertops, dining room table, and other things she used to ignore. It's unsanitary and a quite frankly a PITA when I clean everything off only to have her on it again. I've read discipline articles (and the one on this site) that say you can't teach them by spraying water, telling them no. I know this doesn't work, but is there anything I can do?? I'm really not happy with her - she doesn't understand why, and it's frustrating to us both. It's been about a month since moving, and she's still acting up. I tried a keep off spray for the leather chair, even put shoe polish on it, to keep her from biting holes in it. She ended up basically ruining it - I let it go, tho I was very upset since it was a gift from my parents. I will NOT have her climbing on cooking and eating areas or destroying anything else. I'm a college student who can't afford new stuff all the time. Are there any keep-off sprays that will work? I've heard they don't like citrus scent - I have a citrus spray, but I'm not sure where it ended up from the moving process. What can I do? I'm at my wit's end with this cat...
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10/31/05 at 9:25am