Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Retaliation



For the broken butter dish...
For paw prints on clean counter tops...
For losing my favorite pair of earrings...
For hiding my inhaler...
For digging through my purse...
For scratching under my bed...
For ruining my rugs...
For breaking that picture frame...
For waking me up at 4 in the morning...
For dragging yarn around the apartment...
For rifling through garbage...



Let the squirting begin!

57 comments:

ToKissTheCook said...

Best training tool ever. And pretty fun when Honeycat's after my favorite chair or doing the "meow & pace" at 4 am when she decides it's time for breakfast. No bedside or coffee table drawer should be without one. And how much do you HATE it when they lose an earring?!

Nilsa S. said...

Bad kitty kitty kitty. Bad! Reminds me of the time I was walking down the street with a girlfriend. Italian ice in hand. And a group of kids in a minivan slowing drive by. Swing open the door. And pelt us with a Super Soaker. It. Was. Hilarious!

dreamgrrl said...

hahahah this is great -- keep us posted on how well it works!

Passionista said...

Your cat is so cute! But believe me I undertsand your pain. My cat scratches the paint off my wall and destroyed all my blinds. Most recently he was turning the gas stove on by accident, I can't keep the knobs on there anymore. Ugh.

Laurel said...

Tee!! My dad has a spray bottle for the dog for the same reason. He (the dog) has learned to be paralyzed with fear whenever anyone so much as reaches for the spray bottle!

Kristen said...

ha. :) my kitty knocked over a giant plant in our bedroom sunday morning. that woke us up!

A Margarita said...

Lol, but she's such a cutie!

cdp said...

Dude. The water gun is an EXCELLENT strategy. I predict you will see great success with this new method. And the target on kitteh's back? Crack me up. Have a great day, love! xoxo

kristin b said...

hil-a-ri-ous.

Kat said...

This is working so well. We have two little buggers and we got little squirting guns that fit into the palm of your hand.

We've gotten them to the point that they will stop dead in their tracks if you just point the little things at them...such well behaved cats LOL

blogging said...

hahhaha! kitteh be pelted with waterz!

um, wow. i need to go back to bed. or something.

xo.

lspoon said...

OMG the cats totally fear my watergun. Though it hasn't curbed their behavior yet, it is fun to watch them fly 18 feet into the air :)

Kim said...

First of all- your cat totally looks like my cat Donovan...it's sort of scary. Secondly- I do that to him too. Lol. It's a great training tool :-)and really funny to watch him freak.

Jess said...

I hope there are some action shots forthcoming!

Scotty said...

I am thinking little kitty may not like this game.. :)

Valerie said...

Haha! I love the target on the little kitteh.

I used to spray my cat Raquel to keep her from getting on my coffee table. She is so damn BAD. She LOVES to sit in my laundry basket, on top of freshly folded clothes.

Daddy Dan said...

It sounds like someone deserves it!

Sizzle said...

I need to get me some squirt guns!

Ellen said...

That cat's a bad motha.

distractedspunk said...

He's so cute! *squeals* I want him.

But water guns. Yes. I keep telling my parents they need to get a water gun to train their cats. They spoil them instead.

swaaaan said...

that's how I trained my cats! totally works.

Lacey Bean said...

That is hilarious... I love the bullseye!!!

3carnations said...

We used to squirt our cat for getting on the counter and other naughty cat things...

ChasingParadise said...

Supposedly squirting cats when you catch them doing something bad is like the best way to get them to stop doing it. Good luck!

But I must say, that kitty is gorgeous!

Ashley said...

hahaha that is so cute!!! We do that to my cats at home, always hysterical to watch their reactions. Good luck and happy "hunting" :)

Rachel said...

i love it! i so did this to my cat when she wouldn't stop getting into things, it works! xoxox

Ginny said...

What a good idea. I'm going to have to stop by the dollar store and pick up some water guns for my kitties. Knowing them, they'll probably try to lick the water and it comes streaming past them.

Deutlich said...

HAHAHAHA - I love it! And your kitty is SO CUTE!

Melissa said...

I dunno whom to feel sorry for.. You or the cat.

Ashley D said...

I've never had a cat, but I've heard from other people that this really works. Good Luck!

Laurie said...

What a photogenic kitty!

I know very little about training cats, but that does sound like a good strategy.

notperfectdotcom said...

I wish! My cats take one look at the spray bottle and go yaaay, bath time!! Which is the same excitement I get from them when it's feeding time.

Noelle said...

I have heard that works. I keep meaning to try it myself. The vet told me that the cat thinks of the water as "the voice of God," and she respects that more than her caretaker. Keep us posted on the efficacy!

1218Blog said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is the best! I love the target bullseye. Oh your poor kitty, so cute.

freeandflawed.com said...

Hahaha! I do this with spray bottles. My cats don't even care anymore they're so used to it.

Your cat is beautiful!

Annie said...

At first, I thought this was in reference to Clancy.

Katelin said...

Haha, I love it.


And I noticed you're reading "One for the Money", are you going to read the whole series? My mom swears by them, haha.

Alexa said...

HA! my old roommate had a cat and that was exactly what we did when the damn thing would start crying at 5am.

squirt squirt sucka!

rachel said...

THIS IS MY FAVORITE POST OF YOURS EVER!!

i have a spray bottle for tycho - it usually takes him about 4 sprays to get it though, then he just does it again the next day.

Tipp said...

Awww, this kitty I am fostering is going to be a momma soon and I hope one of them looks just like yours!!

Making my way in PA said...

My husband just makes a squirt sound with his mouth and our cat hunkers down and squints. Poor thing. But she is a hussy.

Vanessa said...

Uh oh! Someone's in trouuuuuuuu-ble!

Princess in Galoshes said...

You're my hero.

glamorous152 said...

haha. i love the target pic on the cat!

Andrea said...

Kitty is so cute.

janet said...

Too funny. We have two spray bottles in our house for disciplining the cats. Sometimes I get so mad they are soaking! Okay not THAT bad but close. Clearly I should not have kids anytime soon.

nicoleantoinette said...

Ah, hahaha! I love this. Can I buy a kitty like that at Target? So cuttteee.

chasinglibby said...

hahaha awesome! tell us if this actually works!

eyesaswindows said...

haha deliciously evil lol, look at his little unaware face...

Holly said...

However naughty s/he might be, you have a very cute cat! I love the surprised look on its face, lmao!

Christa said...

aww but she looks so sweet and innocent in that photo :)

Mickey said...

Something about mistreating cats always makes me laugh. Every time. And I like cats!

MrsTwink said...

I wish my dogs would respond to be squirted with water!

I don't know what's gotten into them lately but they've peed and pooped in the house a few times these last 2 weeks AND chewed a hole through my comforter! Let me know how your "training" goes! :-)

Julie said...

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
SQUIRT THAT KITTY!!!

L Sass said...

What a cute kitty--soon to be a DAMP kitty.

Starlet aka Minutestar said...

OMG. You're hilarious!!

The cute kitty cat should be grateful to have a cool owner!

pinksundrops said...

Apparently my neighbor throws pillows in the middle of the night at her cute ball of fluff.