To: Squawk 8888
My first dog and cat pair, Amos and Andrea, had a peculiar rollicking relationship where Amos would grab Andrea, pin her to the ground, and lick and nibble her all over until she got totally disgusted, let out a loud hiss and meow, and escape. This enabled me to use biological cat control when she got up on kitchen counters, etc. I'd just pick her up, pet her gently, and tell her she'd been a bad puddy. When Amos, who was half Black Lab and half Irish Setter, heard this he dash into the kitchen, tail wagging, ears up, and tongue out, knowing what was about to happen. After gently admonishing Andrea, I'd drop her to the happily anticipating Amos, who'd grab her by the scruff of the neck, drag her protesting form out to the living room, pin her down, and lick and nibble all over her until she managed to squirm away, loudly hissing and meowling all the time. This can also be a treatment for the keyboard walker.
That is awesome, you had a dog who was the cat’s own personal enforcement officer, LOL.
posted on 02/28/2013 8:52:20 AM PST
That’s funny. : )
I can see the lab running to the kitchen to see what you are cooing about when you talk to the cat.
I use a water spray bottle for counter/cat control. How boring. I could have used my golden.
When we had a exercise bike up in the man cave/office, hubby would be on the bike and the cats would come in and walk all over his computer keyboard and/or DAC. He’d yell to no avail, then he started squirting them with a spray bottle of water. That worked but it also got water on sensitive electronics. He solved the problem by using a a few presses of a compressed air canister made for cleaning keyboards and such. Works great and no water problems! Now, if they come near, all he has to do is reach for the canister and they scram.
posted on 02/28/2013 3:54:21 PM PST
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