I decided to make something similar to the Catsifier for tiny terror to suckle on. This pillow has an elastic band on the back of it, as it’s actually one of those arm pillows students use to lay their heads on at their desks. I found the nipples that come with the small pet nursing bottles to be too hard, so then I found this tourniquet rubber, which is more pliable yet also pretty robust, to sew onto the cat pillow belly. I had it all in a cute pattern, folded on itself into little teets, but trial runs it seemed too fat, so I cut them in half and eliminated half of them. Kitty got the idea right away, and was munching/slurping away, but then decided that earlobes were much, much better and made a bee-line straight for my head. My poor ears are raw and actually have something like road rash on them.
Sorry this blog is turning into cat trials and tribulations – hopefully this, too, will pass…
Went and got another litter box, which she immediately used and now prefers to the other one. It’s another vegetable colander, only deeper, so everything is contained really well. Plus, I left the strainer part in, so the liquids can drain through. Brilliant!
Only not so brilliant. It didn’t deter my little vampire from peeing on the mattress pad and sheet I’d had on the floor in lieu of my destroyed bed. I think she does this when she’s HAPPY, God damned it.
I shut her out of the living room all night, to give my poor earlobes a break, and slept on the couch. Only she cried and flung herself at the door all night…
I don’t think big spaces was ever much of an issue (Rachel – my entire apartment would fit in your living room) and it was fine for a whole week there, too. But now small spaces are an issue and she’s not having it. It really sucks because I LOVE sleeping with cats – it’s the primary benefit of having them, in my opinion. I need to find that bitter apples flavored spray and put it on my earlobes, but don’t think I’ll be able to in Korea. I’ve been in a dozen pet stores, and the selection of stuff is limited or incomprehensible to me as it’s in Korean. I did find something I believe might be an enzymatic cleaner. I’ll try the pepper sauce I guess – how funny is that – if my raw flesh can handle it. I also don’t know what kind of antiseptic to get/ask for/ be able to find at a Korean yak (pharmacy). I really don’t know what to do about the bedding. I’ve done everything all the message boards say to do.
Hell kitty is sleeping right now. She’s had a rough night yelling at me to open the door.