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Old 06-30-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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Stray kitty cat

A stray cat showed up at our doorstep almost a week ago, hubby has faught tooth and nail to keep it out of the house, but I finally got him to let her in. I felt bad leaving her out because we've been having bad storms. Anyway she must have been allowed in a house, because she is litterbox trained.
My question is how do I keep her from shredding our furniture. Which she has already tried to do. Hubby said if the furniture gets runied we are all kicked out. I can't watch her all the time. Help!!!

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Old 06-30-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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do what my wife does and provide several types of scratching posts with materials like sisal, carpet, and tree bark, then screetch like a freakin' hoot owl on steroids when one of them even thinks about going near the couch with nails bared.

she does it with me and cute chicks and it works.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:55 AM   #3
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The only thing I know is to have lots of other scratching posts and things for the cat to scratch. They make them in different textures to keep the cat interested. They need set out where the cat goes now to scratch... in other words, you can't set them out of the way in the basement or on the porch. You need to set them by the couch and other favorite places the cat likes to use. And the cat chould definitely have a "no" word you can throw at it when it is doing something it shouldn't be, like scratching the furniture or jumping up on the counter.
Some people declaw the fronts, too, as that is the only 100% way to stop scratching. I keep my cat's nails trimmed, which helps.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:01 AM   #4
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If no claims the kitty I'm going to see how much $ it is to declaw it. To me I think that is mean, but hubby said that is the only way it can stay.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:02 AM   #5
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is he circumcised?
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It's a female and I still have to have her checked out, but I put an add in the paper and don't want to spend alot of $ on her if someone is going to claim her. Or were you talking about hubby. LOL
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:08 AM   #7
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no, i meant your hubby. if not, then you have an arguement.

is anyone else gettin' me, here? i might really have gone off into lala land this time. you never really know when it happensw.
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a others have said, give her lots she is allowed to scrath on and make a loud noise when she scratches furniture. it can be a shreik, a hiss or, for rapid results a water pistol. We use a water pistol :(
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I have no argument, he's had everything cut. So I can't use that against him.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:12 AM   #10
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a others have said, give her lots she is allowed to scrath on and make a loud noise when she scratches furniture. it can be a shreik, a hiss or, for rapid results a water pistol. We use a water pistol :(
geez, lulu. a water pistol? your poor hubby, er, i mean cats.
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