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Old November 7th 13, 02:51 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

This is mainly for kittens. But my male cat enjoys chasing his tail,
so it might work well for him too. Currently, he needs the exercise.

I found a way to give my three kittens all the indoor exercise they
can handle. Basically, it's just extending their tail 6 or 8 inches
with a 1/4 inch thick nylon cord, using packaging tape. It's not very
nice, but I'd rather feel a little guilty than feel angry at them. I
know some people have injured and even killed their pets out of
anger. And these kittens (in addition to three adult cats) have been
driving me crazyer.

To my pleasant surprise... These kittens appear to enjoy their tail
extension. One reason is because it helps a lot with chasing their
own tail. Serious tail chasing action. Sometimes one chases another
while it is being chased. Sometimes they play with their own. I
haven't seen a circle chase yet (with all three kittens). They stop
the action simply by being at rest, and the other cats lose interest.
The most active kitten became so wild the first time, I removed the
thing early so it wouldn't go crazy. But it's just that way, it's
very active. Since then, it's done great.

So... When they start getting into stuff that they're not supposed to
(like all the time), I just whip out the tail extenders and that's
all they do until their next nap. If they lose interest, I will post
saying so.

I'm happy to hear about any potential injury. Most useful would be
personal experience. Apparently getting caught on something is it,
that's why I'm using a breakaway device. And this will happen only
under human supervision.
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Old November 7th 13, 06:21 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

At the moment, there are three cats in my lap. I guess that is a good
thing...

The fabulous tale toy might be waning. If so, that would IMO prove
there is no enduring toy. Will see.
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Old November 15th 13, 04:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

The Humane Society accepted those 3 1/2 month old kittens today. Yea.

They were fun, and cute, but they will be all that to somebody else
who doesn't already have more than enough cats.
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Old November 15th 13, 04:18 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

They ended up playing a lot less with each other's extended tales,
but played more with their own.
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Old November 19th 13, 11:19 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
IBen Getiner[_3_]
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:51:46 PM UTC-5, John Doe wrote:
This is mainly for kittens. But my male cat enjoys chasing his tail,

so it might work well for him too. Currently, he needs the exercise.



I found a way to give my three kittens all the indoor exercise they

can handle. Basically, it's just extending their tail 6 or 8 inches

with a 1/4 inch thick nylon cord, using packaging tape. It's not very

nice, but I'd rather feel a little guilty than feel angry at them. I

know some people have injured and even killed their pets out of

anger. And these kittens (in addition to three adult cats) have been

driving me crazyer.



To my pleasant surprise... These kittens appear to enjoy their tail

extension. One reason is because it helps a lot with chasing their

own tail. Serious tail chasing action. Sometimes one chases another

while it is being chased. Sometimes they play with their own. I

haven't seen a circle chase yet (with all three kittens). They stop

the action simply by being at rest, and the other cats lose interest.

The most active kitten became so wild the first time, I removed the

thing early so it wouldn't go crazy. But it's just that way, it's

very active. Since then, it's done great.



So... When they start getting into stuff that they're not supposed to

(like all the time), I just whip out the tail extenders and that's

all they do until their next nap. If they lose interest, I will post

saying so.



I'm happy to hear about any potential injury. Most useful would be

personal experience. Apparently getting caught on something is it,

that's why I'm using a breakaway device. And this will happen only

under human supervision.


That sounds just plain cruel to me.


IBen Getiner
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Old November 20th 13, 01:17 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

No telling how many skeletons this holier-than-thou thing
has in its closet...

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On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:51:46 PM UTC-5, John Doe wrote:
This is mainly for kittens. But my male cat enjoys chasing his tail,

so it might work well for him too. Currently, he needs the exercise.



I found a way to give my three kittens all the indoor exercise they

can handle. Basically, it's just extending their tail 6 or 8 inches

with a 1/4 inch thick nylon cord, using packaging tape. It's not very

nice, but I'd rather feel a little guilty than feel angry at them. I

know some people have injured and even killed their pets out of

anger. And these kittens (in addition to three adult cats) have been

driving me crazyer.



To my pleasant surprise... These kittens appear to enjoy their tail

extension. One reason is because it helps a lot with chasing their

own tail. Serious tail chasing action. Sometimes one chases another

while it is being chased. Sometimes they play with their own. I

haven't seen a circle chase yet (with all three kittens). They stop

the action simply by being at rest, and the other cats lose interest.

The most active kitten became so wild the first time, I removed the

thing early so it wouldn't go crazy. But it's just that way, it's

very active. Since then, it's done great.



So... When they start getting into stuff that they're not supposed to

(like all the time), I just whip out the tail extenders and that's

all they do until their next nap. If they lose interest, I will post

saying so.



I'm happy to hear about any potential injury. Most useful would be

personal experience. Apparently getting caught on something is it,

that's why I'm using a breakaway device. And this will happen only

under human supervision.


That sounds just plain cruel to me.


IBen Getiner



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Old November 22nd 13, 09:10 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
IBen Getiner[_3_]
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:51:46 PM UTC-5, John Doe wrote:
This is mainly for kittens. But my male cat enjoys chasing his tail,

so it might work well for him too. Currently, he needs the exercise.



I found a way to give my three kittens all the indoor exercise they

can handle. Basically, it's just extending their tail 6 or 8 inches

with a 1/4 inch thick nylon cord, using packaging tape. It's not very

nice, but I'd rather feel a little guilty than feel angry at them. I

know some people have injured and even killed their pets out of

anger. And these kittens (in addition to three adult cats) have been

driving me crazyer.



To my pleasant surprise... These kittens appear to enjoy their tail

extension. One reason is because it helps a lot with chasing their

own tail. Serious tail chasing action. Sometimes one chases another

while it is being chased. Sometimes they play with their own. I

haven't seen a circle chase yet (with all three kittens). They stop

the action simply by being at rest, and the other cats lose interest.

The most active kitten became so wild the first time, I removed the

thing early so it wouldn't go crazy. But it's just that way, it's

very active. Since then, it's done great.



So... When they start getting into stuff that they're not supposed to

(like all the time), I just whip out the tail extenders and that's

all they do until their next nap. If they lose interest, I will post

saying so.



I'm happy to hear about any potential injury. Most useful would be

personal experience. Apparently getting caught on something is it,

that's why I'm using a breakaway device. And this will happen only

under human supervision.


All my 'skeletons' are right out in the open, as anyone can verify with a simple Google Usenet search... Friggin' dick-wad.


IBen Getiner
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Old November 22nd 13, 10:04 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

Regular Google Groups troll...

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On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:51:46 PM UTC-5, John Doe wrote:
This is mainly for kittens. But my male cat enjoys chasing his tail,

so it might work well for him too. Currently, he needs the exercise.



I found a way to give my three kittens all the indoor exercise they

can handle. Basically, it's just extending their tail 6 or 8 inches

with a 1/4 inch thick nylon cord, using packaging tape. It's not very

nice, but I'd rather feel a little guilty than feel angry at them. I

know some people have injured and even killed their pets out of

anger. And these kittens (in addition to three adult cats) have been

driving me crazyer.



To my pleasant surprise... These kittens appear to enjoy their tail

extension. One reason is because it helps a lot with chasing their

own tail. Serious tail chasing action. Sometimes one chases another

while it is being chased. Sometimes they play with their own. I

haven't seen a circle chase yet (with all three kittens). They stop

the action simply by being at rest, and the other cats lose interest.

The most active kitten became so wild the first time, I removed the

thing early so it wouldn't go crazy. But it's just that way, it's

very active. Since then, it's done great.



So... When they start getting into stuff that they're not supposed to

(like all the time), I just whip out the tail extenders and that's

all they do until their next nap. If they lose interest, I will post

saying so.



I'm happy to hear about any potential injury. Most useful would be

personal experience. Apparently getting caught on something is it,

that's why I'm using a breakaway device. And this will happen only

under human supervision.


All my 'skeletons' are right out in the open, as anyone can verify with a simple Google Usenet search... Friggin' dick-wad.


IBen Getiner


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Old March 24th 14, 12:27 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe
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Default How to stop too many cats/kittens from driving you insane...

I haven't used the method since the Humane Society took the
kittens. But I definitely would consider using it in another
situation, like when you have an overly aggressive (or perhaps
overly playful) cat that is terrorizing others. Immediately start
clipping its claws. But also consider adding a tail extender as
described. Never know, it might just need to get some exercise or
let off steam.

Always keep in mind the dynamics of captivity. Pursuing cats is a
bad idea because they have no place to run. Outside they would run
away. Must give them space. Correction without letting them know
it's you is best. I think the space thing should also be
considered to some extent to governing interaction between cats.



This is mainly for kittens. But my male cat enjoys chasing his
tail, so it might work well for him too. Currently, he needs the
exercise.

I found a way to give my three kittens all the indoor exercise
they can handle. Basically, it's just extending their tail 6 or
8 inches with a 1/4 inch thick nylon cord, using packaging tape.
It's not very nice, but I'd rather feel a little guilty than
feel angry at them. I know some people have injured and even
killed their pets out of anger. And these kittens (in addition
to three adult cats) have been driving me crazyer.

To my pleasant surprise... These kittens appear to enjoy their
tail extension. One reason is because it helps a lot with
chasing their own tail. Serious tail chasing action. Sometimes
one chases another while it is being chased. Sometimes they play
with their own. I haven't seen a circle chase yet (with all
three kittens). They stop the action simply by being at rest,
and the other cats lose interest. The most active kitten became
so wild the first time, I removed the thing early so it wouldn't
go crazy. But it's just that way, it's very active. Since then,
it's done great.

So... When they start getting into stuff that they're not
supposed to (like all the time), I just whip out the tail
extenders and that's all they do until their next nap. If they
lose interest, I will post saying so.

I'm happy to hear about any potential injury. Most useful would
be personal experience. Apparently getting caught on something
is it, that's why I'm using a breakaway device. And this will
happen only under human supervision.


 




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