|Purred: Mon Jun 27, '05 6:23pm PST |
|Great points, Felica! Your ideas should be implemented before getting into sister Selket's phase!
Guys, it's not Hard!
So now, you have smelled and touched and played with the dreaded new things. Then do what Selket said: get used to having them put on; walk around the house with the gear. A bit every day. It's usually when the leash gets added that cats Stop. So, add the leash, let the kitty walk around with it dragging, or play with it while it's on. Do this every day or more than once a day. (You're not out of the house, yet, okay?) Humans--give lots of praise!! When you act like you are familiar with all this stuff on, the human will take the end of the leash and see if you care to wander around with them. Wow. Not too bad, huh? (You're still not outside yet.) Keep repeating, as above. Eventually you and your human should be able to walk around your house. When going outdoors for the first time, go in the yard, or a quiet place. Starting on streets is not good. Repeat, repeat, repeat. And let us, ME and Selket, know how you do!!
[uh, did I get this right, those of you who are leash-walkers?]