I Thought My Cat Was Insane.
Admit it, there have been times when you were convinced your cat was plotting against you and was determined to turn your life into a living hell.
Punishment will never cure bad behavior in a cat. They know that if they are punished, they will not do it again, in front of you. Most cats will wait until you leave the house. Unlike a dog, cats don’t respond to yelling or threats, instead they will run away and wait till later to get their revenge.
Usually by peeing in your shoe. Which was a real problem until I got THIS
Cats love praise, being petted and cat treats. Yelling will only make them afraid of you.
If you stop and think about what your cat wants, it might help the situation. If you’ve been out all day, when you get home your cat is likely bored and wants to play.
You just want to plop into the couch and eat Doritos
They jump into your lap for some Lovin’ and you, not in the mooddrop them on the floor.
They take the hint and when you’re not looking, pee in your slipper or in the case of my Siamese, Ducky, climb on top of the TV and while I was watching it, piss down the back of it.
That dope was lucky he didn’t get electrocuted! But that did concern me so I got
Cats need to scratch and stretch their claws. It is up to you to provide scratching material, like a scratching post. If you don’t he will use your couch. The cat doesn’t care. If they do something and it turns out to be a good experience, they’ll do it again.
Ergo Ducky wanted my attention so he pissed down the back of my TV.
That certainly got my attention.
But he was also a great friend.
At the time I had a big stuffed chair with big arms that Ducky would sit on next to me as I watched TV. I used to drink beer in a Pilsner glass and on several occasions, when I went to the bathroom I’d come back and find him drinking my beer.
So I swatted him on the butt and he’d wait until my next bathroom break to climb on top of the TV and well…
If you cat is peeing outside the liter box like Ducky, then do what I did and get
Ducky passed away at 14 years. A very sad day. He was a great pet and I have gone through a number of TV’s since, but I’ll never have another Ducky.