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    Thumbs up How To Keep A Cat Off Of The Kitchen Counter

    Or should I say my wife's cats.

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    So when the cat ends up in the skillet, do you prefer Bar-B-Que sauce or Worchester?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinKnight View Post
    So when the cat ends up in the skillet, do you prefer Bar-B-Que sauce or Worchester?
    Breaded and fried like, well, you know...

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    A nice coating of Turtle wax.
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    Who gets to skin the cat??????????

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    OMG that is genius!!!....

    Our way to keep the cat off the counter - feed her so much she is too FAT to jump that high! ...plus, she barely fits through the cat door....
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    shout at her everytime she gets up there, or spray her with water... eventually she'll learn...

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    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFD-Firefighter View Post
    shout at her everytime she gets up there, or spray her with water... eventually she'll learn...
    She's too smart. It's like a game, we finish dinner, she waits patiently, I get up to do the dishes, she scampers out of the kitchen before I get there.

    Or in the morning I find cat lick marks in the butter dish, hair on the counter etc..

    I had to reset the skillet twice today. Hopefully the lesson was learned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    you got it! I have a cat lover on my shift. Told him a few years ago about a new trick to teach his cats..... See how well they float in a burlap sack!
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    I'm thinking about 30 mouse traps on the counter should do the trick.

    Just don't get up for midnight snack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt387 View Post
    you got it! I have a cat lover on my shift. Told him a few years ago about a new trick to teach his cats..... See how well they float in a burlap sack!
    Well, that may be a little overkill

    I don't want to hurt 'em, they just need a little behavior modification.
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    can ya close the kitchen off? just don't let her in there

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    double sided tape on the counter.......or just sctoch tape left sticky side up.....

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    We keep a squirt bottle handy, filled with 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. It has a far-reaching stream {does that make it smooth-bore?} and our 3 purr girls even react now just to the sight of one of us picking up that bottle.

    For night-time, we put out metal spoons at various points along the counters, right at the edge, so the clatter scares 'em off from their nocturnal kitchen games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blulakr View Post
    Well, that may be a little overkill

    I don't want to hurt 'em, they just need a little behavior modification.
    Death therapy Bob. Works every time!

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    I use red chilli pepper on the counter. Cat hates that!! She won't get back up there even with prodding!!!
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    Actually, why not set up pots along the edge so it just can't jump up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFD-Firefighter View Post
    Actually, why not set up pots along the edge so it just can't jump up?
    Takes all the sport out of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I use red chilli pepper on the counter. Cat hates that!! She won't get back up there even with prodding!!!
    I tried tobasco but it just dries and is ineffective. I'll try chili powder, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blulakr View Post
    Takes all the sport out of it

    HAHA!
    well if your going for sport, why not just play darts with it?

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    Not to threadjack:

    Will the same setup work for a 90lb black lab? F'er ate a pumpkin cake and a whole raw onion that were left out on the counter while we were gone last night.

    The cake.. ok, I'll buy that. But a whole union? Skins and all? WTF.
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    I'm told with dogs that you have to correct bad behavior within ten seconds of the offense or Puppydog won't remember what it's getting the rolled up newspaper across the nose for(or whatever discipline technique you choose).
    Cats,I can't think of an effective deterrent for.I do use a laser sight from my gun(removed from the firearm,of course)or a laser pointer to lead cats into glass windows a few times after letting the varmint chase the beam around in circles.

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