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Rock Master July 14th 16 06:58 AM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
What should i do to keep the cat off the counter top i caught her laying on it many times i make her get down but when i leave the kitchen she will get back on the counter top again

John Doe[_2_] July 14th 16 08:21 AM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
Rock Master wrote:

What should i do to keep the cat off the counter top i caught her
laying on it many times i make her get down but when i leave the
kitchen she will get back on the counter top again


Simple and very effective solution. Upside down packaging tape. Then you
get to play her rescuer... "Awww, let me help remove that awful
packaging tape!"

It's the most effective and least stress inducing correction there is.
Since you are (in their minds) not the cause, it is almost stress-free.

Always better to modify their environment. Direct confrontation causes
stress, use it with caution. And the reason is because they are captive.
Try to treat them good enough so they would want to stay there if given
an option.

Zob July 15th 16 10:29 AM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:21:34 -0000 (UTC), John Doe
wrote:

Rock Master wrote:

What should i do to keep the cat off the counter top i caught her
laying on it many times i make her get down but when i leave the
kitchen she will get back on the counter top again


Simple and very effective solution. Upside down packaging tape. Then you
get to play her rescuer... "Awww, let me help remove that awful
packaging tape!"


Great idea! I'm going to put upside-down packaging tape on my
counters, my dining room table, my refrigerator, my desk, my
bookcases, my... ;-D

Zob July 15th 16 10:30 AM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
On Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:29:13 -0400, Zob wrote:

On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:21:34 -0000 (UTC), John Doe
wrote:

Rock Master wrote:

What should i do to keep the cat off the counter top i caught her
laying on it many times i make her get down but when i leave the
kitchen she will get back on the counter top again


Simple and very effective solution. Upside down packaging tape. Then you
get to play her rescuer... "Awww, let me help remove that awful
packaging tape!"


Great idea! I'm going to put upside-down packaging tape on my
counters, my dining room table, my refrigerator, my desk, my
bookcases, my... ;-D


p.s. My cat's name is "Minnie," but I'm sure she thinks her name is,
"Minnie get down OFF of there!"

John Doe[_2_] July 15th 16 11:46 AM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
Zob wrote:

John Doe wrote:
Rock Master wrote:

What should i do to keep the cat off the counter top i caught her
laying on it many times i make her get down but when i leave the
kitchen she will get back on the counter top again


Simple and very effective solution. Upside down packaging tape. Then
you get to play her rescuer... "Awww, let me help remove that awful
packaging tape!"


Great idea! I'm going to put upside-down packaging tape on my
counters, my dining room table, my refrigerator, my desk, my
bookcases, my... ;-D


Thanks. They do need things to climb on. Mine have a "Skyway" that
includes several 1x4s. The crosswise boards don't need a covering in my
experience.

An easy way to make a ramp is to use 1/4 inch thick recycled car tire
rubber cut in a strip and then hot melt glued to a 1x4. They have been
using those since Mar 2015 and even though the rubber has been roughened
on the surface it has yet to shed anything on the carpet below.

The easiest effort would be to stick the rubber on a 1 x 4 or maybe a 2
x 4 (since heavier wood would be more stable when not tacked down) and
lean it against the corner of a room. Even without a platform at the
top, eventually they might start using it when they play. Likely they
will use it for claw/leg exercise (like a scratch post). The recycled
car tire rubber mat works very well for climbing.

Zob July 16th 16 02:30 AM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
On Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:46:26 -0000 (UTC), John Doe
wrote:

Zob wrote:

John Doe wrote:
Rock Master wrote:

What should i do to keep the cat off the counter top i caught her
laying on it many times i make her get down but when i leave the
kitchen she will get back on the counter top again

Simple and very effective solution. Upside down packaging tape. Then
you get to play her rescuer... "Awww, let me help remove that awful
packaging tape!"


Great idea! I'm going to put upside-down packaging tape on my
counters, my dining room table, my refrigerator, my desk, my
bookcases, my... ;-D


Thanks. They do need things to climb on.


http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/z...psz8susorx.jpg

obsidianjg July 16th 16 12:10 PM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5:30:16 AM UTC-4, Zob wrote:
On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:21:34 -0000 (UTC), John Doe
wrote:

Rock Master wrote:

What should i do to keep the cat off the counter top i caught her
laying on it many times i make her get down but when i leave the
kitchen she will get back on the counter top again


Simple and very effective solution. Upside down packaging tape. Then you
get to play her rescuer... "Awww, let me help remove that awful
packaging tape!"


Great idea! I'm going to put upside-down packaging tape on my
counters, my dining room table, my refrigerator, my desk, my
bookcases, my... ;-D


In your case I would say, pick and choose your battles. In my experience cats understand locations. They get if if they are not allowed on the counter or the table in the kitchen. But you can't teach them to understand that not using the table in the kitchen means ALL tables.

The easiest way for me to get them off my book cases was to fill them with books or heavy knickknacks, they can't throw off easily. For the counter tops, upside down tape and some tin cans with buttons worked wonders.

Also, never leave any leftover food on the counter. The temptation is just too strong. They smell it, even if you think they would not like it.

My2Kitties July 17th 16 09:05 AM

The only packing tape types I can think of, will not lie flat. They'd curl and stick to themselves. The ones I'm thinking of are the clear or brown thin-plastic wrapping tapes, and then of course duct tape. How do those of you who use reverse packing tape go about using it? What type of tape?

My2Kitties July 17th 16 09:07 AM

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Mark Carroll[_2_] July 17th 16 03:41 PM

Cat gets on the counter top
 
On 17 Jul 2016, My2Kitties wrote:

The only packing tape types I can think of, will not lie flat. They'd
curl and stick to themselves. The ones I'm thinking of are the clear or
brown thin-plastic wrapping tapes, and then of course duct tape. How do
those of you who use reverse packing tape go about using it? What type
of tape?


I can't answer your actual question, but one thing that does work is to
make little circular loops of tape with the sticky side outward.

-- Mark


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