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12/17/09 7:19 P

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Thanks for the link. It is adorable

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12/16/09 11:48 A

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That is adorable! Here's the clickable link:
www.fluffytails.ca/christmas.asp

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12/16/09 11:44 A

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Speaking of Cats & Christmas Trees - Check out http://www.fluffytails.ca/christmas.asp

My cat likes to eat the fake plants too - talk about not good for kitty!

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12/13/09 2:23 P

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Per the Christmas Tree post - after trying everything to change the behavior of the cat, we finally tried putting our tree in a baby's playpen. It worked, although it wasn't too esthetically pleasing, but my kids, who were little at the time, thought it was great! emoticon

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12/13/09 9:17 A

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I just got home from the hospital and the cat had actually pulled my large plant onto the rug. There was dirt everywhere. As soon as I feel better, I will try some of your recommendations. Oh, I did put the plant higher too but that didn't deter her.

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12/13/09 8:48 A

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I too have a problem I need some help with. First, these post are great ideas, I have heard of the chili powder -works well,and sprays available in your local pets supply stores. The cats will be even more attracted to your plants after you water them, I am not sure what it is but our two are always in the leaves and dirt then no matter what. Ok...but now can the same be done for an artificial Christmas Tree? I have a 7.5 foot tree and an approx 8lb cat that likes to climb to the top, my tree and lights have been mutilated, and a 27lb cat that thinks it's food. It is all to fun to watch but sad at the same time. I just can't keep them out of it and will eventual have to take down my dilapidated tree, any help?

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12/12/09 2:13 A

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We have two cats and my dh's "Panini" loves to dig in dirt all the time! We have had good results with bitter apple, she hates the taste and stays away now.

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Kittens or cats don't like getting their feet sticky.
Can you somehow rig two sided tape? Maybe attach it to the vase?

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12/10/09 4:45 A

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i agree about the chili pepper flakes / powder... sprinkle it on the dirt and lil' trouble maker will stay out...

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Hi Denise,
Has Rosy been to a vet? That sounds like a medical problem with her box and all. Don't know what to tell you about the plant. Others have had good ideas. Hope one of those ideas works. I also feel for you and your frustration with the upcoming surgery and all. Will someone be watching Rosy? She's still a baby. Bit I am worried about her stomach condition and what sounds like diarrhea.

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place some fine steel wool over the dirt. She will not be able to move it as easily. Also it will not feel good to her

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12/9/09 7:03 P

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Olivia loves to climb into the planter that holds my lemon tree L started from a seed. I took pencils and poked them in everywhere. She stays out now.

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Along with foil I would suggest spraying vinegar aroung your plant. Vinegar is cheep and they do not like the scent.

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I don't know how this will affect your plant when you water (check with a nurseryman), but cats don't like the smell of chili powder. Maybe instead of sprinkling it on the plant soil, try sprinkling around the plant pot.

I have stray cats that do their business in my yard and when I sprinkle the powder where they usually go they don't go there. (Of, course, they go find other spots.) emoticon

Anyway it works; give it a try.

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Hi. With 7 cats in the house we don't keep live plants around. The temptation is just too much. My little boy is so bad. He gets into everything and when I get mad at him I have to stop and remember that for 4 months he couldn't use his back legs at all and had to pull himself around the house. Just to see him running with his sister again is a joy so I guess you have to decide which is your priority. Best wishes, Janice I hope you get some weight on again soon. I know going that way is just as bad as being overweight.

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Another suggestion is to put aluminum foil over the soil around the plant. They don't like that (okay, that is real general, a lot of cats don't like that but there are always those wacko kitties that like the things others don't). Also bitter apple sprayed on the plant and soil should help - you can find it at your local pet store.

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Hi Bluebrit,

I have a suggestion to what I do...I never keep dirt or plants in my place with 5 cats....I keep the plants outdoors which, none of the cats go out there...Inside, I buy nice artificial plants that they cannot chew....

I hope this helps you a bit...Ida emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I will try your suggestion Unicorn but she will get to it no matter where I put it. I was hoping someone had a magic solution like a string of garlic etc. She knows I'm mad at her because I NEVER yell at her but I lost it when I walked in the house. I don't like to yell at her ever but I was very angry.

Had a surgery in July. The weight has been creeping up on me since then. Think I was nervous about exercising. Not an excuse. Seriously was worried about damaging myself. Lost 100lbs back in 2009....20lbs back in past 3 1/2 months. Gotta get active....
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I'm sorry you're having problems with Rosy. It's very common for cats to chew on plants and dig in the dirt. Honestly, the best solution is just to move the plant where they can't get at it. Some plants are actually very poisonous to cats so it's better not to take chances.

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Hi all. Rosy is my 5 month old kitten and I'm ready to spank her (which I won't do) because she is causing me great stress which I don't need right now due to medical problems. I have what WERE, lovely plants in my living room. One plant, Rosy has taken a liking to. I don't know what it's called but it has a palm like trunk with LONG pointy leaves on it. In the day, it's fine because I squirt her with a bottle when she goes near it but at night, or if I go to an appointment, I come back and the little sod has not only ripped ton's of leaves off the bottom but she digs into the pot leaving dirt everywhere! Up the wall, on the table and floor. I don't know what to do. I'm getting very frustrated and with a severe stomach condition, can't keep bending over to clean the terrible mess up or pull the vacuum out. I'm sorry this is long and rambling but this really is causing me stress. Please give me suggestions. Denise

Had a surgery in July. The weight has been creeping up on me since then. Think I was nervous about exercising. Not an excuse. Seriously was worried about damaging myself. Lost 100lbs back in 2009....20lbs back in past 3 1/2 months. Gotta get active....
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