Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kitty Training

I decided it would be a good idea to get both of our cats used to the cat carrier. Fiona hasn't been inside a carrier in several years and screamed the entire time she was last transported in one. Bruno was in the cat carrier several times when he was sick a few months ago. It stressed him out more than the actual vet visit. Poor kitties.

After much thought, I figured the best way to get them acclimated to the idea is just to leave out the bottom half of the carrier with a towel in it. If I can catch them using the bottom half, then I can attach the top half and just leave off the door.

This morning I took these pictures.

Fiona was sleeping in it! Success!

My first photograph woke her up. "What do you want, Mom? I was sleeping here, you know." She looked extremely grouchy.

Now if I can get Bruno to do more than just stare at the carrier... at least he's not running and hiding under the bed like the last time I brought it out!


Katia said...

Excellent idea, which will pay in the long run. We trained our dog to sleep in her carrier, so our car trips were very peaceful.
About the memorization; so happy you will join me. I have three other ladies who also are doing this, one lady and my self have been posting ours on Sunday/Monday. Mine more and likely will always be posted late Sunday evening (EST)
Now I am wondering if I should make a button for it?
So happy we met, specially since yo keep the Holy Sabbath. Praise the Lord!

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