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Old 01-22-2009, 10:25 PM   #46
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The cat post is back.

Well, the cat ripped through the accordion door. My son said that the door is ruined, having about two feet pulled off the wall. He couldn't figure out how the cat kept getting in the livingroom. He was going to try to duct tape it but he said it is ruined.
And to make it worse, the cat clawed the new couch within the first four hours of it's delivery... in front of my son.

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Old 01-22-2009, 10:50 PM   #47
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You should post a picture of what the door frame looks like, might give more ideas - they could always use a child's safety gate for the bottom part the cat ripped off then trim the door.

The difference between your son and me is that I have a big backyard and a shovel.
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Oh, what a great idea!! And those baby gates are cheap in Walmart. Thanks

My son would love to get rid of the cat, but he loves his girlfriend even more.
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I am very partial to cats and have ALWAYS had one or more around. The only times I've had problems is when they want in or out of a room with a latched door. They clawed the hell out of the carpet. We just leave the doors shut but unlatched. They have learned how to open doors themselves if they want in or out of a room. Gary, one of my current furry friends, likes the hall closet with bifold doors. He can open it from a fully closed position. Just wish he would close it when he's done. Tom just yells at the doors or follows Gary, he's figured out push but not pull. Everyone has good advise but forgot to mention a scratch post or something like it. Haven't figured out posting pics yet but here's a link that is animal related.
He's a cat and will get over the gate.


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Deetu, the problem is the cat doesn't have a hobby to occupy it's time. The correct answer is put the cat in the bathroom and....

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That is very cute Timberwright. I guess they have the toilet with the optional 'instant replay' lever. I wonder if the family thought it was so funny when they got their water bill.

before the water bill came.....
after opening the water bill....................

Next trick: Let's teach him to turn on all the light switches.
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Duct tape.

It fixes everything.
Since the cat is interrupting the.....sleeping, beer_geek's suggestion of duct tape is a good one. Allow me illustrate...


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Everyone has good advise but forgot to mention a scratch post or something like it. Haven't figured out posting pics yet but here's a link that is animal related.
He's a cat and will get over the gate.
They have a very large scratching post, resting bench next to the couch. The girlfriend believed that if it was there, he would leave the couch alone. I think to him it was just something else that was his.

The gate idea was to put the gate in front of the damaged accordion door so he couldn't get threw where he broke it open or damage it further, not have a baby gate by itself. That would be no deterrant for a cat at all.

Unfortunately, because of the placement of the accordion door, a gate cannot fit in front. I'll be lending him a gate if he comes home today to see if it could work.
Humm... I'll also suggest putting the scratching post back in the kitchen so it's not near the couch.
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It seems like they've tried almost everything that could possibly work for them. Maybe they just need to admit that the cat owns the place (and the new big scratching post they bought for him that's in the shape of and smells like a new couch) and they should just get another apartment. The cat can have the one they all share now and and your son and his 'the-cat-is-more-important-than-life-itself girlfriend' can live in the other apt. But of course the cat would allow them to stop over to visit and feed the little sweetheart twice a day.

Oh, here's an idea: Tell your son and his 'we-might-both-have-to-get-a-second-job-to-pay-for-this-damn-cat girlfriend' to buy a half-dozen mice or rats at the pet shop every day and set them free in their apartment (the apt. the cat shares with them now) before they leave for work the next morning. The cat will love it. Maybe then he'll be too busy chasing his little buddies to ruin things and when they go to bed at night he'll be tired-out and let them get some sleep. It's just an idea. Not a good idea, but still an idea.

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