Its time for my latest…Confession of a Kitty Step Mom….
Our two Bengal cats are going through the most obnoxious terrible two’s! And I am afraid they might be in that stage permanently. At least Sparta is semi scared of the water bottle. So when she sees me pull it out she will normally run away and hide. Jaxon who is the most un-cat like cat, of all the cats I have ever met, actually seems to enjoy when I directly spray his face with water. Somedays, this is what I do…. ALL DAY….
I am working in the kitchen, making dinner, washing dishes, cleaning ect…
Jaxon sneaks in the kitchen (he is NOT ALLOWED in the kitchen or on the counters…because I think its gross to have animal hair near your food!) I get out the spray bottle and spray him, he shakes his head around in it for a few seconds…apparently enjoying the refreshment I have provided, leaves the kitchen, licks his skin and then sneaks back into the kitchen.
Now I realize that unloading the dishwasher is a fascinating feat , but really why does he feel the need to tromp into the kitchen and stick his face in the dishwasher? Its like he is hoping I will turn it on so he can get a larger spray of water than my water bottle provides!
And, why is he obsessed with trying to sneak into the bathroom and to hop in the bathtub? I am faced with the quandary of either inhaling a large dose of toxic fumes because I have to keep the bathroom door shut or keep the door open and play kitty bouncer to police the entrance of the tub while I scrub the toilet.
As a full time housewife and blogger, I work from home and deal with a constant soundtrack of kitty whines. Kitty whines to go outside, kitty whines to eat and kitty whines that begin about 5 p.m. and do not end until their “Dad” walks through the door. Some days I “create” an errand to run, so I can leave the house… Because I can’t make the 24/7 Meow Meow Mix commercial stop!
I have googled, “how to discipline cats” and “how to train cats” about a million times. Do you know what most sites recommend? ????….. water bottles… that’s right…. Jaxon’s favorite activity is supposed to be a form of punishment for cats!
So I ask you, Oh wise blog readers for…. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! How would you “train” my cats? Any cat lovers out there with some great advice? Or other pet owners with some nifty tricks?