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Old 01-06-2013, 09:31 AM
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I have recently moved back in with my husband who has acquired a bit of a brat of a cat.

The rest I can cope with but he is terrorising my dog - stupid mutt can't be encouraged to stand up for herself. Any ideas ?

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:11 PM
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Water spray bottle on the cat any time it's rotten to the dog. However, often if the cat remains dominant the dog will accept it and they will start to develop a bond. Good luck
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Poor dog doesn't deserve it because she is always lovely with cats. OK I have a water pistol of the boys. Think I am going to need it for a few things - blasted cat can open kitchen cupboards.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:07 PM
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Cats are good at all the bad stuff
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Originally Posted by AnyaKimlun View Post
Poor dog doesn't deserve it because she is always lovely with cats. OK I have a water pistol of the boys. Think I am going to need it for a few things - blasted cat can open kitchen cupboards.
Ha! One of mine opens everything, so I put baby-locks on the cupboards; you need hands to open one now, not just paws poking into everything. And squirt guns are a great training aid! Another of mine is a terrible brat toward the rest but she's been thumped enough times she stops now if I tell her she's about to get whacked. Be persistent, they do learn...
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How long has it been? I have found that they will either buddy up or avoid one another eventually... if left to their own devices.
That said, I have had one or two psycho cats that never learned to get along with anyone, in which case, the squirt bottle idea already mentioned worked well, at least while I was around to intervene.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:35 AM
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A few weeks. Poor dog.
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Poor dog indeed. The wrath of kitty can be rough.
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I'm not sure a husband would be worth dealing with an evil tempered cat. A wife definitely would not be...
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I met my wife on a blind date. All night long I was thinking, she's pretty, smart, funny etc. This is just too good to be true -- she must have cats. Turns out she didn't -- thank goodness.
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Sometimes the water bottle isn't effective, or not for very long. I used to do that with mine and they eventually would just give me dirty looks and continue on with what they were doing. I've found the best thing to use is a can of compressed air, like the ones you use to clean your keyboard. The noise and the blast of air scares them, but doesn't seem to make them as mad as them getting all wet. Never had them not stop the bad behavior. Works with dog training as well. Just a little squirt though, because it's stinky in large doses.
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I can't say anything he had to leave his home and his family to come live in Scotland because my dog was 18 so too old to emigrate anywhere and I refused to leave her. She lived another almost three years so I made the right decision.
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Put on a sweat shirt and a pair of oven mitts and beat the shit out of Kitty. It works. If kitty tries to fight back really pound the hell out of it.

My kids had a cat that would jump up on the kitchen counter and try to steal food. I pinned his ass on the kitchen floor and with oven mitts on I bitch slapped him several good ones. He quit his bullshit.


It also works good on unruly spouses.
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Put on a sweat shirt and a pair of oven mitts and beat the shit out of Kitty. It works. If kitty tries to fight back really pound the hell out of it.

My kids had a cat that would jump up on the kitchen counter and try to steal food. I pinned his ass on the kitchen floor and with oven mitts on I bitch slapped him several good ones. He quit his bullshit.


It also works good on unruly spouses.

Alrighty then....
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Originally Posted by Gaines View Post
Put on a sweat shirt and a pair of oven mitts and beat the shit out of Kitty. It works. If kitty tries to fight back really pound the hell out of it.

My kids had a cat that would jump up on the kitchen counter and try to steal food. I pinned his ass on the kitchen floor and with oven mitts on I bitch slapped him several good ones. He quit his bullshit.


It also works good on unruly spouses.
I wonder....Does the "rule of thumb" apply to cats as well as wives?
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How's the poor dog doing? Is the cat finally giving him some space?
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Originally Posted by Dutcher View Post
I wonder....Does the "rule of thumb" apply to cats as well as wives?
That depends on the wife. Some can take it and some can't. You have to know your woman and act accordingly. Biters are the worst and screamers come in a close second.

My second wife over powered me and took the mitts. She beat me like a red headed step child. It was an eye opener and closer all in one. Years later on the day I left her I hit her in the face with a two layered chocolate cake. It was'nt very manly but I was in a hurry and the cake was on the kitchen counter. I made it to my car before she could catch me. She could make a helluva cake.
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She beat me like a red headed step child.
My nomination for "Simile of the Day Award"
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If the spray bottle doesn't work, mix in a little vinegar. Makes 'em smell like a salad though, and don't get in their eye.
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