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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Nibble, nibble, swat, swat
It's become clear that Meow Meow likes anything string-like. Strips of fabric, sewing thread, window pulls -- she'll play with any and all we dangle before her.
She's also discovered that she enjoys scratching the microfiber couches in our living room. We've offered her other textures via a carpet-and-sisal-rope scratching post and some mats she's shown interest in too, but the couches are still too attractive to her. So, after covering the targeted locations on the furniture with aluminum foil (which works great as a deterrent if you're dealing with the same issue), I hit up a local fabric store and bought some sueded upholstery nearly identical to what our couches are covered in (it's microns thinner). Wrapped the post in said fabric. Placed it prominently in the living room where we usually hang out, fastened string toys to it for added interest.
But without someone actually making the toys move, Meow Meow's pretty indifferent to them. And as I said before, she doesn't respond to catnip, so we don't have a truly effective way to draw her to the post. Playing with her toys near it hasn't quite done the trick to get her interested in the post itself.
Any suggestions, oh wise kitty parents? I have half a mind to figure out what treats she likes and hang them somehow from the sides of the post. That's going to require some creative engineering ...
The kitties here are available for adoption through the Seattle Humane Society. They get lots of love and attention in our home while patiently waiting for the right parent(s) to come along. We work very hard to connect the kitties with families of their own, so if you're interested in any of our fosters, please send us an e-mail. We'll be happy to help you through the adoption process with the SHS.
Our current feature foster
There are no fosters in our home at this time, but there are many kitties in need of families at the Seattle Humane Society! Please check out the profiles of potential adoptees here.
The adoption process
In order to adopt one of our kitties, you must complete an adoption application and submit it to the Seattle Humane Society. More information on SHS adoption policies and fees is available on the SHS website.
To speak with someone at the SHS about adoptions, please call (425) 649-7563.
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