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[Nov. 9th, 2006|07:19 pm]
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Question for cat owners on the flist.

How do I stop my cat shitting in the sink every day by way of revenge for shutting her in the kitchen to keep her from setting the alarm off when I go out? It's not as if she can't get outside, there's a perfectly good catflap.

Do I really have to fill the bottom of the sink with water every morning?
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From:moonlight69
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:22 pm
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Have you tried filling it with water every morning? For how long?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:24 pm
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We do for a while, then we stop, she stops doing it, then as soon as she figures we've forgotten, she starts up again.
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From:darthrami
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:23 pm
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I'll look into that as soon as I figure out how to keep our cats from puking on the carpets in retribution for. uh.


being us.
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From:cupenny
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:28 pm
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Water in the sink sounds like the best idea I've heard so far.

(Thankfully, our cats have never picked up this 'bodily functions in inappropriate places as punishment to owners' thing. *crosses fingers*)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:30 pm
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Hey you. :D Have you watched Waterloo yet?
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From:cupenny
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:53 pm
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Though that's the ep where he dies, there's surprisingly little Hagman there. *eyes the rest of her series*
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From:avariel_wings
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:55 pm
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Well, he is a minor character. Justice is a good one, though, as I remember. And Battle.
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From:newredshoes
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:37 pm
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O_O

...this is why I have a dog.
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From:canadabear
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 07:43 pm
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Put her food beside the sink? They won't shit where they eat.

...granted all this is likely to do is make her find a new place in the kitchen to shit, but it's all I got.
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From:ferox
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 08:07 pm
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For Mouse, the one who would crap anywhere to get back at my mom for leaving her during vacation, we took her to the vet and had her get a two night checkup.

She came back the most appreciative kitty EVER.
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From:a_is_for_amy
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 09:51 pm
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My first thought was that at least it was in the sink, and not someplace like the stove...

It's been a few years since I had a cat, but I recall they don't like cinnamon. you could maybe sprinkle some in the sink before leaving?
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From:ygrane
Date:November 9th, 2006 - 11:46 pm
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They also don't like teatree oil, but I really think just putting water in the sink should be fine.
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From:havenward
Date:November 10th, 2006 - 08:52 am
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There's a product called apple- something or cider- something (I can't remember exactly) that's very bitter and they don't like the smell/taste of it. That should help, although it might just move her to using some other facility as opposed to the sink... worth a shot anyway. It was a former employee of petco that told me about it, but I never got around to picking it up, so I'm guessing a vet or a petshop would know what it was...
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From:londonbard
Date:November 10th, 2006 - 01:04 pm
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Any kind of vinegar should do it, but it's more expensive and more trouble than filling the sink with water.