|Purred: Mon Sep 19, '11 11:04am PST |
|Hahaha, shout "NO" at her, and she stares at you defiantly and continues scratching anyway. Clap your hands, and she hardly reacts. I /wish/ those things worked. You'd think she was deaf or hard of hearing, but open a can of food, and she'll come running from the other end of the house out of a dead sleep. I used to try to interrupt her with a water bottle, but that hardly works either. She stops momentarily, and then goes right back to it. It's like an OCD, she can't stop until she is FINISHED.
I do regularly trim her claws as it is. We got a new puppy in February, and I try keeping Mollie's claws trimmed back so the dog doesn't get hurt. Anticipating her needs does help as well, but not everything can be anticipated. For example, if she wants to play with the dog, there's usually a good reason the dog is unavailable, e.g., she's at the groomer!
That said, Mollie is a strictly indoor cat, and she's not even a door dasher so there's very little chance of her getting outside and having to fend for herself. I may try the Soft Paws and see if those help us.
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