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Thread: Tablerunner makers: Do your cats sleep on them???

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    No cats at the moment, but mine were never allowed on the tables. One calico, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, took exception to that rule when I was cutting out any apparel pattern. The tissue was just fascinating to her. I always told her if she got a paw cut, she was responsible. I think the Siamese had the same issue.

    Sammicat used the server in the dining room to rest from playing with my Siberian/wolf, but it was only used on holidays and I always scrubbed it first. He was never on the tables or counters.

    Cats are trainable - they just pretend they aren't. I had one that would ask to go upstairs. If I said "No, the baby is sleeping", he sat down and waited.
    About the tissue can you give her a piece of gift tissue all her own?
    My two cats loved christnas day! When I unwrapped the presents I gave them the tissue paper and boxes to play with. They played and played the entire day long. When evening came and I picked up all the bits of tissue and boxes, they watched me with the most sad eyes you can imagine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons922
    I would like to say that my cats are not allowed on the table. I made new Table runner, placemats and so proud of them. Laid them on the table to show off and I got up the other morning at 3 am, walked into the kitchen and BOTH cats are sound a sleep on my new table decorations!! So much for that blind thought.
    Somehow I managed to convince my two cats that getting on the table was forbidden...and I always left it empty so they would not be temped...
    I had upholstered dining room chairs though, and they would get on those, and just look, making sure there was nothing interesting in sight - and I would mostly chase them off...
    After a while i realized that when i came downstairs in the morning I would hear two thumps. So I came down for a few days making a lot of noise and talking. One day, i crept quietly partway down, and there they were sleeping in the chairs. When I made a noise - thump, thump, two half asleep cats hit the floor, managing to look terribly guilty at being caught...
    I laughed! because I loved them and really didn't care if they slept in the chairs! And so it went on..
    they never did get over their daily guilt trip!

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    I think this is why I don't eat at anyones house that has cats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathylynn
    I tried the spray bottle of water but my little white cat Nipper came to love being sprayed! never did figure out how to keep him off the counters, placemats, etc. I miss him (he passed away last year Jan. at 14 yrs old). wish he was still laying on my placemats.
    My sister once bought a kitten from a clerk at a store like a dimestore. We put it in the basement, where we think it slept in the ashes from the furnace - We put an orange kitten downstairs and got a dark gray one out! So we gave it a bath every day. It liked the bath, and as far as I know, it never washed itself.
    Why did we put it in the basement? It wreaked havoc while we were at work!
    So, some kittens do like being wet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decoratenu
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    If you make a special place for them to lay they will leave the others alone; at least mine do.
    Your cats are good. I have made special places for them, bought special beds for them and my cats will lay on the special place AND on any fabric they can find. I've even caught them lay on a 6" square block that had mistakenly dropped on the floor!
    Have you made them their own little quilt? My cats love blankets, throws, fabric of any kind, but especially if it's soft & fluffy. Sometimes they'll claim a spot for a while, then get bored with it & swap for a new place or claim the other cat's spot! I don't if it's the season, but they seem to get bored & like a change every now & then. A pet-bed size quilt is easily washed & moveable. Our vet's office loves them for their "hospital" patients.
    Cats seem to love clean! and a pinch only! of catnip inside
    their bed,pillow or blanket will attract them to claim it for theirs!

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    I can't help laughing at the idea of training cats! My guys do understand a strong, loud "no", but only for a while. At this moment, as I am typing, my youngest cat is curled up between my arms. He will stay there until I finish at the computer, and I love every minute he's there.

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