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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 06, 2018, 09:46:08 PM »
MC,
Did you get the CBD oil? 
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 06, 2018, 09:45:17 PM »
I think it is COOL you took the time to train your cats!  I'm not proud of being lazy. 
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Pookie on December 06, 2018, 07:06:56 PM »
I never had much faith in counter training. :D Cats go where they want when no one is around to tell them they aren't allowed.  Silly7

Granted, it's not like I had a kitty-cam on to monitor them or anything, but after enough time of getting paws on double-sided tape, plus one time where I was using wide mailing tape (sticky side up) which ended up with Sweetie Girl getting it wrapped all over her and panicking, I'm pretty sure they stayed off.  I had other plants above the kitchen sink.  Before the tape, I would find some regurgitated leaves on the kitchen floor.  Post-tape:  nothing.

My other reason(s) for wanting them to stay off the counters:  my sister told me about someone who left a kitchen knife on the counter and the cat accidentally stabbed itself when it jumped up.  Thankfully the owner found the kitty in time, but while I'm usually pretty good about not leaving stuff like that out, it's possible to forget.  That story scared me.  Plus, I wanted to make sure there was no chance of them accidentally turning on the oven or stove, or getting to those plants.  But that was the only thing I "trained" them to stay away from.  Everything else . . . if they could get on it and wanted to, they were allowed.  Other than the kitchen table, but I didn't use tape for that.  Just a firm "off" and a pointed hand and they jumped down.  After a while they got the message.  But to your point, for all I know they were on it when I wasn't around.

As far as training the cats to stay off counters and such... too lazy.  Silly7

To each his own.   :)

Nosy was named appropriately and she was one cool kitty in the sense of the word after she got locked in the fridge.

 :o   Did Nosy survive?
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on December 06, 2018, 03:58:44 PM »
This is funny, because I didn't really have the problem after I trained them to stay off the kitchen counters (using double-sided tape).

Now, I DID have childproof locks on the lower kitchen cabinets where I stored the dishwasher detergent, etc., and also on the refrigerator and freezer.   :o  Yes, I came home from work one day to find the freezer door wide open!  I suspect one of them was going after the aloe plant that I had on top of the fridge, and jumped from the kitchen counter to the top but somehow kicked the freezer door handle and opened it.  On the one hand, it was funny, but I was also a little freaked thinking, what if one had gotten IN the freezer and the door had closed  . . . so I got the locks and put them on, and started the off-counter training.

I never had much faith in counter training. :D Cats go where they want when no one is around to tell them they aren't allowed.  Silly7

My friend S kept coming home and finding her freezer door open, she didn't know how Mattie was getting it open.  I suggested velcro and she said yep she'd already done it.  Great minds thing alike haha. I thought of velcro because I have it on my table top freezer door.  Not because of the cats opening it but because one time when it was a bit too full I didn't shut the door properly and it popped open and some meat had to be discarded. Now I swipe the velcro closed, so I know it's always shut tight.

THAT is really scary! 

As far as training the cats to stay off counters and such... too lazy.  Silly7

Me too.   funny2

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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 06, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
Did Jennie's CBD arrive today?
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 06, 2018, 02:54:48 PM »
Nosy was named appropriately and she was one cool kitty in the sense of the word after she got locked in the fridge.
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 06, 2018, 02:52:08 PM »
I will get you a picture tonight.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 06, 2018, 09:03:10 AM »
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Yes, I came home from work one day to find the freezer door wide open!

THAT is really scary! 

As far as training the cats to stay off counters and such... too lazy.  Silly7
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Pookie on December 06, 2018, 08:52:46 AM »
This is funny, because I didn't really have the problem after I trained them to stay off the kitchen counters (using double-sided tape).

Now, I DID have childproof locks on the lower kitchen cabinets where I stored the dishwasher detergent, etc., and also on the refrigerator and freezer.   :o  Yes, I came home from work one day to find the freezer door wide open!  I suspect one of them was going after the aloe plant that I had on top of the fridge, and jumped from the kitchen counter to the top but somehow kicked the freezer door handle and opened it.  On the one hand, it was funny, but I was also a little freaked thinking, what if one had gotten IN the freezer and the door had closed  . . . so I got the locks and put them on, and started the off-counter training.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 06, 2018, 08:37:04 AM »
Nope. Jennie trained me long ago with her "anything not nailed down" habits not to leave anything out she could eat. funny2

Same here.  Cats train us well!
We have a bread drawer with child locks on it.  Cookie jar is almost 50 years old.  It sits on the counter empty.  If we have cookies, they get stored in the bread drawer.  Flour, sugar, etc. canisters are on the counter, but they are also empty.   It is the only way to keep them ON the counters, and not get pushed off onto the floor!
A cat bed is on top of the refrigerator.   Silly7  It is Roxy's go to spot.  May as well use the space as a cat perch.  lol
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