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Well, it's been a while

April 15th 2009 11:10 am
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Reading over this, it's been QUITE a while. But there was so much new napping to do. We moved. I HATED IT!!! I had to ride in the cat carrier and I got carsick and then we had to stay at a "friend"s house and then a different place and now here. They tell me here is going to be permanent, or at least a good long while, cause they don't like moving either. At least THEY didn't get sick.

But it means I've had to explore a lot and find the best nap spots. I'm getting my people trained, too. I know a lot of you think that training them is awkward, time-consuming, and unrewarding, but I really think if it's done properly it can be very effective.

We've been working on litter boxes. I sort of had to make a few messes until they figured out where to put them, what litter to use, and how often to scoop. I hate having to do it, but they really seem to learn best on just a trial and error system reinforced with rewards and punishments. Especially the male. The female responds better to voice commands than the male does - I don't know if that's standard for the species or just the differences between these two.

This is a really great house, though. They put in a new channel - Bird Feeder!! It's AWESOME. Right outside the bedroom window, so it's quite visible from a comfy place onthe bed. I'm a little mad at Osha about it, though. It really doesn't take long to figure out that if you're goign to sit on the windowsill to watch you need to be hidden by the drapes, but he keeps jumping up there like an idiot when he sees a bird and spoiling it for everyone. We've ALL tried to explain, but he still does it occasionally. Oh well, he's showing a little imporvement, and he isn't always in there. There's talk of putting another one near the living room window, but so far I haven't seen one go up, so it's probably just a rumour.

Ooops - the sun moved. I have to go find a new nap spot. By for now.



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