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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mom Wins the War



















What you see is a cat walking away from a curtain. No big deal, you may say, unless you know the long and nerve-wracking battle I've waged with Bogey.

Curtain jumping is one of his most favorite pastimes. He leaps as high as he can, uses his claws to attach, and waits for my frenzied reaction. Nothing like getting a lazy mom up and moving.

My previous frivolous attempts to stop him have included squirt bottles, noise makers, and banishment to the basement. Nothing has worked until I discovered...Contac paper.

Turned sticky side out and attached by clothespins, it makes lovely deterrant.




















Since the contact paper was installed, not once has Bogey attempted to leap on the curtains. He's seething with frustration about it, but for me, success is oh-so-sweet.

And who cares if it makes all our guests wonder what's in my iced tea glass?

18 comments:

BECKY said...

What a wonderful idea! Did you think that up all by yourself, Pat? You're a wizard!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

lets see, how can you rip that down,,,,,,,hmmmm
Benny & Lily

Finn said...

My mum uses tinfoil to keep me off the couch. She says I leave crusties! As if!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

How unspeakably cruel, LOL!
If I know anything about cats, I predict the war is not over yet.
Hugs, Lynne x

Roo said...

BOL! Oh that's great Ha! Contact paper who'd have thunk it? :D
Mom says it's a good thing to keep your friends wondering about ya ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Frankie Furter said...

Where there is a Will, there IS a WAY.

Now I just wonder which one of you has the STRONGER WILL here. BOL

Kari in Vegas said...

ha way to win!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Linda O'Connell said...

absolutely brilliant!

Fireblossom said...

Poor Bogey!

RYKER said...

UH oh, I wonder what new activity he is brewing up just for you...

Cozy in Texas said...

What a great idea. There is a product called sticky paws but I think it's for putting on furniture, and not sure if it would be big enough for a curtain.
Ann

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I think you might just have a future as the next "Design Star" on HGTV lol

Judy said...

In a word--brilliant!

Lynn said...

Love it!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

We just bought a couple Ssscat canisters. They work on a motion detector and spray non-harmful compressed air. The noise sends the kitty running (off the kitchen counters, in our case). The only problem is we keep forgetting about them and setting them off ourselves! It seems the cat can be trained by the humans cannot. LOL

Anonymous said...

I say you won the battle but will lose the war.

Expect to find a "surprise" in your shoe or bed!

madx2

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Great idea for the curtain! Congrats on winning this round of the war -- I'm sure it isn't over yet.

Tammy said...

Oh, that is so clever!!