RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Wed Dec 30, '09 8:08am PST |
|Just make sure, no one in the household, is *ever* giving her people food, or you will never break her of this habit.
I taught mine to stay away from my food, with the spray bottle, so it comes out in a stream, not a spray. And you have to pick a word or words, and stick with that, it has to be consistant, from everybody. I used "no people food". Mine have different words, for different senerios and they know them all.
When she goes for your food, say the word or words, then spray, but never in the face, and never continue spraying once she has stopped. But you have to remember, she is only 12 weeks old, and this doesn't happen overnight, it takes awhile to sink it, you just have to be patient.
In the meantime, you have to not leave your food unattened. If you have to walk away, stick it in the oven, the microwave, put it up where she can't reach it.
I went thru this with my kittens, now they no longer touch my food, on the counter or when I am eating it, Bumpurr doesn't either.
As far as her playing with the other cat, she is just a kitten, and wants to play, with you and with the other cat, I absolutly would not stop this. She is interacting with the other cat and this is how she learns her social skills and the other cat will keep her in her place, as low man, mol.
Bumpurr and the kittens run thru the house at warp speed, rassel and body slam each other. Bumpurr is their mentor and they love him, and he loves them. He teaches them kitty social skills, and reminds them, he is head man, mol.
Its kinda like if you were playing with a child, and another one came up, and wanted to play too, and you shoved him away, how is he going to feel?
Best of luck, enjoy Abby, they grow quickly, and outgrow alot of kitten stuff, mine are 1 yr old now, seems like just yesterday, brought them home at 8 weeks.