I’m in a Feline Fix!!! A Mulligan Mind-boggler!!!
See, normally when crimes are committed in the house, there is one usual suspect…
… and I have a strict protocol for punishing said offender that really curbs her future behavior. For example:
If the pug poops on the rug upstairs, I speak to her sternly and only give her one treat instead of two.
If the pug chases the cat and in turn knocks over and breaks a valuable family heirloom, I speak to her sternly and make her sleep at the foot of the bed that night, instead of sharing a pillow with me (until, of course, I fall asleep and she moves up to the pillow).
See, so it isn’t that I’m not a strict disciplinarian. But cats are different. The good thing is that they are independent and they come potty trained. Beyond that, they are untrainable and they do exactly as they please. Stern looks, skipped treats and sleeping restrictions do not phase them. They give you a look that very clearly says, “I’m simply not interested in your opinions or rules.”
So, for any cat experts out there, I would very much appreciate any advice you can give me on this very serious Pussy Problem that is just weeks away from exploding into a full Defcon 1 (ie, war) Cat Calamity!!!
Hugs and pugs,