|Purred: Sat Mar 9, '13 8:40pm PST |
|Catnip has already been tried (fresh catnip, its a tough plant, one of the few that still is green & alive near the ground.) Lucy mostly just rubbed her face on it & ate it.
Your idea about putting Lucy Liu in the top crate instead of the bottom crate, however is a great idea. I had her in a bottom crate in a stack of 2 crates so she could interact with the other cats. (Gabe is in the top crate for monitoring right now to make sure he doesn't have a FUS problem-he got jailed last night for urinating on the carpet in front of me.) Since Lucy already has proven she is friends with the other cats & there are no conflicts at all, I can easily switch her to the top bunk & put Gabe in the bottom one.
I have a step stool with about 3 steps that I can easily set in front of the crates when it's time to put Lucy back into the crate. This step stool is a good height for the purpose too.
So Tabatha, your idea of moving Lucy Liu to the top bunk & using steps to make her exercise more by climbing up to the top bunk is an EXCELLENT IDEA!
I'm going to make the switch & set this up for Lucy today. It sounds like it will work out well though & if it does, Lucy owes you a thanks, Tabatha, for saving her from the feline version of water torture (Velcro doesn't agree-he loves swimming but then he's an oddball kitty-he loves things such as eating blueberries too, the only cat who will steal blueberries from me when I'm eating them!)
I'll let everybody know how it works out. When I get my camera lens working right or repaired if necessary(S5-is Canon-camera lens suddenly won't open or close, it stuck itself open for some reason) & if Lucy cooperates, I'll try to get a photo of Lucy in action using the setup.
Thank you very much for this great idea, Tabatha!!!
This sort of positive sharing of ideas for working with our Special Kitties is exactly one of the reasons I created this group!
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