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How to keep my cat off the furniture?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Zell, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    GT Cat Lovers,

    Is there any way to keep our house cat from hanging out on our sofas when we're not around? I'm sick of his cat hair on the furniture. Or is trying to do this akin to hearding a bunch of cats in one direction?

    Thanks!
     
  2. zeke66

    zeke66

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    Ah, kill it?
     

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    plasticgunz Swollen Member CLM

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    I had a friend who used these....tape pads(?) They were basically pads, about 1 sq ft, that were big pieces of masking tape. You put them tape side up on the surfaces you dont want the cat on. Apparently, having stuck feet REALLY upsets a cat......
     
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    kpuscg04 ACTA NON VERBA

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    Good luck with that. I honestly don't know if that's possible without keeping them in a carrier/kennel. :dunno:
     
  6. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    Give him the ultimatum.

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    Actually, get one of those bottle misters (girls use them for their hair)

    Squirt the cat in the face every time its on the furniture, it will eventually catch on.
     
  7. Rabbit994

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    *beep* no, he's a cat, you will do what HE wants.
     
  8. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    At this point I'm real tempted to turn his hide into a nice hat for a little old lady.
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    Furniture indoors- cat outdoors. Problem solved.

    <---not a fan of cats
     
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    Zell IrregularMember

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    That's what I'm afraid of. Stupid little critter. Got a death wish, he does.
     
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    While I was only joking, I really don't care for cats.

    Dogs have owners. Cats have "staff".
     
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    This. Consider yourself in it's good graces because it wants to sit or sleep on your(it's) couch (chair) A good vacuum comes in handy when owning dog or cat.
     
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    I'd go with this: Mini-Uzi Airsoft Gun

    Only 14 bucks, shoot less than 200 FPS so it won't hurt kitty too bad. I like to keep mine downstairs in the family room.

    Kitty knows the sound of me rattling the ammo jar.

    The only caveat I have is this: Once you start shooting garfield, it really becomes difficult to stop. Since I shoot the cat every time I see him...he gets a bit confused.

    But, he's certainly not on any of MY furniture anymore either.
     
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    squirt gun or spray bottle set to "stream" is the easiest, most efficient and most humane way to teach a cat not to get on top of something. Cats are imminently trainable, most people just don't take the time.

    It only takes a few sprays. The faster you "spritz" the cat when it jumps on something the shorter the learning interval will be.

    If you come home and find the cat on something, spritz it. If you see the cat jump on something, spritz it. If the cat gives you the "hairy eyeball" spritz it.

    I promise you, it's not a joke, it works like a champ and usually in under a week.
     
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    Glock Enthusiast Banned

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    Every person I have suggested this tip to reported back that it worked. You simply put strips of aluminum foil on the furniture.
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    The cold water spray bottle I keep in the fridge works well.They can go almost anywhere they want.Except on the cars in the garage and messing with the window blinds.Mine leave the cars alone except going underneath ,but the blinds are a loosing battle .It's just stuff anyway.If you value your stuff more than your cats get rid of them to someone who doesn't.My cats are staying:wavey:
     
  20. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

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    Choices are as follows...

    Laminate furniture with plastic (though they may tear it up)

    Lock them out

    Lock them up


    Pretty much your alternatives:dunno: