Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bad Boy Benji!


Benji is being punished for scratching my furniture! The last time he scratched my massage chair and storage benches, I locked him up inside the kitty condo for hours so let's see how long he'll stay inside today!
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Lemme out Master!

My cats love scratching my furniture especially Benji so I need some new tips on how to prevent this annoyance. I'm certain cat owners like me sympathize with my situation for sometimes it's just difficult to get our cats to behave. It's their nature to scratch and as owners, it is up to us to ensure or prevent our cats from destroying our furniture with their incessant scratching. Smiley

Of course we can't expect cats to not scratch at all but we can do our bit to help them scratch less and salvage our furniture the best way possible. Fortunately, I don't have really expensive or fancy
Victorian furniture for kids. Otherwise, I'd definitely get more riled up whenever my cats misbehave and scratch on my furniture!
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So here are a few more tips to help you and me from crying every time our cats start scratching on our furniture. I hope you'll find them useful.


1. Discourage your cats from lounging in the areas or furniture you don't want them to scratch by applying herbal spray or double-sided tape.


2. Provide your cats with proper scratching posts or boards. Cats enjoy a scratch after a nap, so place a scratching post near your cat's favourite napping spot.
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3. Keep your cat's nails regularly trimmed to help blunt the damage from scratching.


4. Try placing orange peel where you don't want your cats to scratch. Generally, cats find citrus smell extremely unpleasant.
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5. Set a booby trap on your furniture with a soda can with some coins inside. When your cat starts to scratch, the soda can will rattle; scaring your cat from scratching!
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MONICA
ANE
DEBBS

67 comments:

Monica,  January 23, 2010 at 2:44 AM  

:* :* :* :* :*

Ane,  January 23, 2010 at 2:45 AM  

oh, naughty naughty Benji!

Ane,  January 23, 2010 at 2:45 AM  

Maybe he's bored with his current scratching post or board and is begging you for a new one... :-D

Monica,  January 23, 2010 at 2:45 AM  

oh naughty boy! :-D :-D

Ane,  January 23, 2010 at 2:47 AM  

I just saw this segment on Martha Stewart's show where she got a new cat and it kept scratching her furniture so what she did was she took part of the cloth of that particular couch and made a scratch board with it and then she sprayed it with catnip and her cat never touched any other furniture again... :) try spraying catnip on Benji's scracthing post... :-P

Ane,  January 23, 2010 at 2:48 AM  

#5 is hilarious! :-D I can just imagine their cute startled faces! :-D

Monica,  January 23, 2010 at 2:48 AM  

cats find citrus smell extremely unpleasant? haha i didn't know dat :-P :-P

Phatelara,  January 23, 2010 at 2:49 AM  

Poor Benji! Don't be notty next time ok?

Phatelara,  January 23, 2010 at 2:49 AM  

Hola GP! My grandma's cats LOVE scratching on her tikar mengkuang...lol!

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:52 AM  

:* :* :* :* :* Morning Mon Meow 1!

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:53 AM  

Ane Meow 2! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:54 AM  

And Debbs Meow 3! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:55 AM  

Thanks for the early morning chop meows, I just got up then rem dis PB due edi he he!! :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:56 AM  

Benji naught boy la today he he! So have to punish, meow! :-P :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:57 AM  

They get bored so quickly with their toys and scratching posts Ane... but yes I am actually planning to buy a new one for the kids! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:58 AM  

Me naughty Aunty Monica?? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 2:58 AM  

Benji crying edi! LOL! =-O =-O :-D :-D

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 3:00 AM  

I hardly watch Martha Stewart but dis sound like another great tip Ane! I have cat nip but not the spray one hmmm..... must look for it on my next visit to the pet store! Thanks sweetie! :* :* :*

David Funk,  January 23, 2010 at 3:00 AM  

Hi Mariuca! :* :*

I couldn't help but laugh at that angry emoticon after your first paragraph. I don't recall having seen that one before!

Yes, cats are like that scratching furniture, and the damage they do.

For a cat that is in trouble, Benji does look cute in the pic though. :)

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 3:03 AM  

Ha ha!! I can't wait to try number 5 too Ane.. I wanna hide one can in my massage chair yeah.... let's see who gets scared first, meow! =-O =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 3:03 AM  

This is another good one Mon! I told B we should put oranges on our sofa muahahahhah! :-[ :-[ :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 3:06 AM  

Sob! Okay Aunty Debbs! I missed u too, happy u came to console me today, meow! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 3:07 AM  

I don have tikar mengkuang hmmmmm I don mind if they scratch my tikar mengkuang though...maybe I shld get one...where to buy la tikar mengkuang? LOL! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  January 23, 2010 at 3:24 AM  

Hi David! Ha ha thanks for noticing my angry smiley ha ha! I love this one too, so cute right even though it's meant to be an angry emoticon he he!

Yup, I can't get mad with my cats cause they need to scratch. And thanks for the cute compliment for Benji, I LOL at ur comment here! :-D :-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  January 23, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

wah I just work up.. i slept at 11pm.. planning to wake up 4 or 5am. and slept right through... hahaha

LadyJava,  January 23, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

cian Benji.. Smokey does the same thing and I smack him.. lol!

diya,  January 23, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

dear, I once before ada tengok dlm satu cerita realiti Malaysia on andingan cat adoption. the cat owner ada 1 special spray which buat the cat tak scratch the furniture. maybe u can find the spray for ur own use.. :)

Duni,  January 23, 2010 at 5:16 PM  

Hi Mariuca!

cat's don't like the smell of lavender. I drop a few drops of 100% pure essential lavender oil on my furniture once in a while. Also, I have a thick sratching post in my living room and a few scratching mats throughout!
Good luck!

Marg,  January 23, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

Those are some great ideas to hinder the scratching of the furniture. I especially like the one of a soda can full of coins. I might have to try that just for the fun of watching it happen. Thanks for this info. Good stuff

anny,  January 24, 2010 at 12:26 AM  

poor Benji.. sian dia seorang...

gagay,  January 24, 2010 at 6:10 AM  

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  January 24, 2010 at 6:55 AM  

hahaha..GP is naughty!!!

gagay,  January 24, 2010 at 6:55 AM  

i missed this chop! >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  January 24, 2010 at 6:56 AM  

Benji, once ur out there, scratch GP.kei?heheheh

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:20 AM  

Cian Smokey kena smack! Dah la jatuh 6 floors and survived, yahoooo Smokey da Bear! :)

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:20 AM  

Wat time ur planning to sleep tonight then LJ?

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:21 AM  

Hi Diya, I dah cuba dah…tak berjaya! :(

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:21 AM  

Hi Duni, thanks for the tips! I have several scratching posts but no mats.. I must add scratch mats to my list, thanks! :)

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:22 AM  

Ha ha go for it Marg and good luck, hope u can stand the clink-clank of da coins in can! :)

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:22 AM  

Ha ha cian dia tapi jahat, kena la punish Anny hahahah!

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:25 AM  

How are u GG?

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:25 AM  

GP naughty or GG naughty? Ha ha ha!

Mariuca,  April 29, 2010 at 5:25 AM  

Wahhhhhh notty la GG ask Benji to scratch me LOL!

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