Wylie climbing table non-stop

@KristenH (24988)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
May 28, 2017 6:57am CST
For almost two weeks, my cat Wylie have been giving me headaches lately. He seems fascinated by jumping onto my dining room table more than once a day. A little over a week ago, he did it 10+ times. For the past week or so, it's been more or less 30+ times. I tell him to get off and to stop it. But even in his old age, he doesn't seem to listen to me. This seems to be a new thing of his to do, when he haven't done it before. I looked it up online and see why he's been doing it. I've cleaned the table, checked his litter, refilled his food and water bowls. He does this in morning and nights, when he gives me some peace in the afternoons. I've used the ribbon from my backscratcher to use it like a toy wand and play with him.I pet him, too, in order to get him away my table. Mylotters, do you have a cat who does this? And if so, how did you get your cat to stop? And why does my cat seem to misbehave 24/7 or so? I'm planning to get him a toy wand at Target next Sunday, and maybe a climbing tree that's affordable, too. Help!
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@JolietJake (51105)
• United States
28 May 17
Scar doesn't appear to be much of a climber...he did leap onto the counter a few days back when he thought I was being a bit slow getting a can of food open for him, but that's the only time I have seen him do it. As for the table...well, there isn't any room, it's covered with stuff.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 May 17
I see.
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@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
29 May 17
Your table sounds like ours. It's time to clean it off again. I don't know why I bother. It fills up again within a few days.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
@BettyB Oh dear.
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@Susan2015 (21745)
• United States
28 May 17
Maybe because he's getting older. Our older Beagle Faye for the last few months or so has started licking the furniture and I don't like that. It's hard to get her to stop it.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 May 17
Maybe. I might have to call the vet for any ideas.
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@louievill (19724)
• Philippines
28 May 17
Try putting cellophane ar something that would make a funny sound or feel different, it might break the habit or try moving the table to another location ( if it's possible) during those times that he does it, the name of the game I guess is to break the bad habit, good luck.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 May 17
I don't have any cellophane. Maybe cooking trays or aluminum foil. I can try to move the table with help and not alone. Thanks.
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• Philippines
28 May 17
@KristenH aluminum foil was the first thing that i thought of, too. i just hope wylie doesn't slip and fall awkwardly.
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@louievill (19724)
• Philippines
28 May 17
@hereandthere cats almost always fall on all 4 feet even if you flip them, that's their anatomy
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• Midland, Michigan
30 May 17
I don't have a cat and never have, but someone we clean windows for used foil to deter her cat jumping up onto her puzzle table. It seemed to help her with that. Maybe you could put some foil on that part of your table where he climbs and maybe that will cause him to stay away so you can eventually quit using it.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 May 17
Good idea. I've done that. But so far, he's been determined to get up and do it with the foil there.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 May 17
@KristenH Maybe take pieces of foil and glue it to a different surface like cardboard. Then make some of the foil into peaks where he'd squish it if stepping on it. I don't know whether that would help or not. But the one homeowner put it under her puzzle and only had the foil sticking out a few inches around and the cat steered clear. It still jumped up, but then down again. Maybe your cat is too old to care about the foil.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 May 17
@MarshaMusselman I'm not too sure about the glue part. The foil worked this weekend and when I prevented him from going to the bathroom on the carpet last year. My beta suggested placing water bowls on the table to get his feet wet, when he jumps up.
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• United States
28 May 17
Now this I have no idea. I do know that my Moms cat used to love to get on the table to look out the window but not that just jumping on it. But when you would tell him to get down he was naughty and would jump right back up. Good luck Kristen.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 May 17
Thanks Ocean.
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@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
30 May 17
I think a climbing tree is a great idea. If the cat wants to be higher or look out windows. The climbing tree should fix his itch to climb on the table. All cats like to climb and be higher at times.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 May 17
Thanks Sandy. I would have to find the cheapest one on Target this weekend.
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• Defiance, Ohio
31 May 17
@KristenH I think that is a great idea, I hope you find one heck of a deal.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 May 17
@rusty2rusty Thanks. Me too.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 May 17
I hope you get some answers.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
Me too. So far foil is helping a tiny bit.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 May 17
@KristenH That's good.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 May 17
@just4him Yep for the most part. But he's so adamant to get back up there.
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@DianneN (85276)
• United States
30 May 17
I close the doors to the dining room. Doodles doesn't go on our kitchen table for some reason. Do you have a kitty gym? Most cats like being up high so they can be king or queen.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 May 17
I wish I had doors to close. Just my bedroom door. No kitty gym. But I'm thinking about getting one soon.
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@DianneN (85276)
• United States
31 May 17
@KristenH All my son's cats love their kitty gyms. I only have what we call a bucket for Doodles.
@CRK109 (14410)
• United States
30 May 17
While I had Ruby, she loved getting on tables She loved to climb everything - the higher the better. And some cats do love to be high up. It's their thing. So I have some tables and chests that she was allowed to climb, especially so she could see out the windows. If/when I get a new kitten, it will be interesting starting all over again with all of this. Not sure if I'll have another climber on my hands or not. But if I do, I'm ready!
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 May 17
I'm glad I'm not alone. I don't think I want another pet, if I lose Wylie at some point.
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@CRK109 (14410)
• United States
31 May 17
@KristenH Don't even think about it while you don't have to. Just enjoy Wylie!
@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
29 May 17
Sorry I have no idea. I don't have a cat. Maybe other Mylotters can help you.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
No worries Thelma. None had any ideas as of late.
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@magnumopus (1664)
• Singapore
29 May 17
Wylie seems to be hyper-active!
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
Yeah. That's him all right.
@quantum2020 (9979)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
29 May 17
I had a cat which jumped on top of a table that was using trying to study. The cat did it once and then twice and wouldn´t stop. I figured out that it wanted some attention and then I just played with it a little to calm him down. The following day he did it again. It´s hard to understand cats; I think they only want some attention
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
I agree. My senior adult male cat is bossy, wants me not on the computer in mornings or some nights. The foil is working a little bit.
@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
29 May 17
It's a surprising new habit. Maybe he just needs to prove to himself that he can do it.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
Maybe. But more than 10 times a day is a headache. And bad behavior.
@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
29 May 17
Sorry no cats here, we have 2 dogs.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
It's okay.
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@shaggin (37817)
• United States
29 May 17
My cats would jump up on the table and steal food other then that they never really bothered my table. I can't imagine why all the sudden it is doing this to you when it never did it before.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May 17
I have no idea why he's so fascinated with my kitchen table. There's no food on it, maybe except for my water bottle. With chair or no chair, he jumps on and off it. Now I've placed foil on the table and shake a piece of foil, when he tries to attempt to do it. I hope he would permanently walk away from the table and leave it alone. I do pet and play with him to distract him. But I can't do this 24/7, until he stops.
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• Philippines
28 May 17
When I used to have cat she or he was never allowed inside the house. Good luck for the toy your cat to play with.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 May 17
Thanks.
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
28 May 17
I think your cat is in heat.lol I am not sure. My Rose cat never do this.
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@KristenH (24988)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 May 17
Wylie is a senior male adult cat. He's been neutered.
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