I've posted here before about our terrible cats. And again I'm here after trying everything I can think of. I have since upgraded our cat food, they are now eating Purina One Chicken & Rice instead of Cat Chow Indoor Formula. I've bought them a bunch of toys and scratchers from Hartz, only thing at the grocery store and I'm not made of money so PetCo toys are out of the question. They have sisal, carpet and cardboard to scratch at. And they are now eating really good food compared to what they had before. Yet they still cannot behave themselves when left alone. Two of them think that they need to lay on the coffee table in the living room, one likes to climb around on the sink, we lost a bottle of soap and a few sponges because of that and since the refridgerator is next to the counter another climbs on top of the fridge and knocks stuff down off there. Stuff that we are trying to keep the dogs from getting. He has stopped eating our bread though, so that's a plus. Our house looks cat proofed, we have to keep something in front of the entertainment center so that they don't get back there and poop or pee, because if they can they will. So it looks pretty white trash in my house because of our cats. Yet with all that we've done they continue to destroy the house. They get into every little thing we forget about. They are still getting into the trash occasionally and the one that hisses at me constantly stays outside most of the time because I can't trust him not to hiss at me. I will not tolerate that kind of crap in my own home. I don't even have to do anything to him and he hisses at me. I tried to be nice to him but then after a while he'll be hiding somewhere and I'll walk by and he hisses again. Then around the same time every night he thinks he needs to mark the house and sharpen his claws on our doorways. He's been reprimanded numerous times for it and still doesn't seem to care. So we kick him out again. I'm getting sick of the cycle. They can't even drink the water we put out for them. They eat out of their bowl then walk across the room to drink our dogs water. What is wrong with these animals. Do they enjoy driving us crazy? They never behave and chew on pictures and knock pictures over. But of course there is no getting rid of them now, the two I shouldn't have. One from an idiot ex-friend who brought him over as a kitten and the other we've been catsitting for 6 months, who by the way is not neutered and acts like such a baby all the time. He freaks out if I yell at him and kind of cackles when he runs off. I actually don't have much of a problem with him, as I haven't seen him do too much. I've gotten them all flea medicine and dewormed them. I would have to say that the worst one is our outdoor cat, as he will not stop scratching at the walls. While the other two, my cat and her cat, can't seem to stay off of things and the catguest is just annoying. What works to keep them off tables and counters? They don't belong there and I find it completely disgusting to have a cat walking around where you eat. And what about scratching, that's really driving me nuts. I can't stand that he has ruined the framing around the doors. Yes it's very overwhelming and I can't really handle all of the stupid things that they all do. We don't have much room in our home and we have 6 pets. Not my choice, I didn't want 3 of them in the first place, but I have grown to like at least one of them. But I know that we're really doing them a disservice because I'll never be able to afford all of them getting shots and stuff. Of course it costs $85 to get rid of cat you don't want. Oh yeah, my cat is aggressive towards my g/f. He claws her and bites her. I think it's because she messes with him. But she refuses to actually chase him down after it and punish him, and what am I supposed to do after I've been gone all day and she tells me about it. Does everyone who owns cats have to have a cat proofed home that looks like hell because the cats won't stay out of stuff? Everyone else I know has nice homes with their cats, why don't we?
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9/13/06 at 10:48am