Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Liberty Catlance

I am thinking about buying a holster. No, not for a gun, for a squirt bottle. It is time to take down a rogue kitty.

When we got Olive I think both Ryan and I knew it was a risky decision. She just had that look in her eye: crazy, and not just normal crazy, but grab a cop's gun crazy. However, Ryan was worried about me after Rita's death, and I was brought up to believe that any animal who picked you was meant to be with you. Oh, how delusional we were.

Don't get me wrong, Olive is a darling cat. She is affectionate, and playful, eats whatever is put in front of her, and loves everyone in the house, and loves living here. Actually, she loves it a little too much. She loves it so much she acts like she owns the place. The spray bottle is to convince her she doesn't.

The enemy.

I don't think it would be so bad if we could pick our battles. The problem is, Ryan and I have different battles. He doesn't want her on the counters. I don't care about the counters, I have Lysol to take care of the counters. I don't want her sleeping on my shoulder, and pawing at my face. Ryan doesn't care about that, because he sleeps like the dead. We both don't want her in Meg's crib, but Meg actually likes her in there, and will call to her.

No wonder the cat is so crazy. We are fighting all of the battles, and so she is getting sprayed all the time. Really, I am surprised she ever dries.

I guess she'll just have to deal with it. After all, there is a new Sheriff in town.

13 comments:

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Is that her picture? She's adorable. But I know, they're ALL adorable....
On the bright side, at least she's staying clean, right?? And not peeing all over the place? Or nipping?? A little spritz never hurt anyone.

Kim said...

I'm thinking of using the spray bottle with Megan instead of time out.

Heather said...

Kim has a great idea for my sons. As for Olive, your other reindeer, I'd say it's just a matter of time before you guys realize it isn't your house. It's hers. I'm sure she's confused by your confusion.

By the way, my magic word is motheact. Don't you think it's strange, kind of like mother cat?

Amanda said...

First of all, I love Kim - she has the best ideas!!

Lib, for once you do not have a cat who is out for blood or the souls of the innocent, so you should be happy.

Gina said...

Many years ago I had a water gun that looked like a frog. Also - my cat was an asshole. So the frogun became the official cat-fucker-wither. Sadly, we don't have the frogun anymore (I am always looking for one, though), but 20 years later, you can still hear us yelling "Frog Him!" when one of the cats is being an asshole (which is pretty much all the time, now that I think about it).

G said...

Do do do do do do do do do do.

knock, knock

"Who is it?"

Spray gun!!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

I should get one of those for my cat.

Captain Dumbass said...

Plus its just fun to spray a cat with wather.

just making my way said...

We are totally on board with the spray bottle. Is it bad to enjoy doing it? (Please say no.)

Waiting Lisa said...

One of our cats has been sleeping in our crib for at least a year now. It's going to be pretty tough convincing her it's not hers once the baby comes.

It's really cute that Meg calls for her :)

Hippo Brigade said...

Cats suck. You should get a dog. Here, you can have mine. You're welcome.

Kindra said...

do you remember our cat, Jack. She could take some lessons from he of the hiss. I feel for you as a "mother" of a domineering cat.

Aunt Juicebox said...

So is the spray bottle working? I have a cat that climbs the curtains. I have some tab top linen curtains that she climbs up, and then situates herself between the tabs, and lays in it like a freaking hammock. I'll walk in the room and she's just resting up there. GRRRRRR

She Said said...

Have you tried growling at her?