How to tame a demanding feline?

Calico  - Calico Cat
Canada
November 16, 2007 9:41pm CST
I have a 6+ month year old calico cat. She was a stray that decided to make my home hers literally. She has this idea that she is the leader of the house hold and when she uses her litter box it must be cleaned immediately or she will nip me on the arm or butt (what ever is closest) She also demand attention on her schedule even if it is 5am or 1pm. I want her to know I am the leader of the pack and have tried ignoring her calls and nips and even spritzed her with water but each day she starts again. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
17 Nov 07
hi there Island_Geko i have never heard that before my cats never done it one of my kittens eat cat litter and i always take it from his mouth now he does not do anymore but for your cat i don't know what you should do thanks for this discussion
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• Canada
17 Nov 07
i think the comforts of a warm home and so much attention has infatlated her ego and it has gone to her head....lol
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@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Island- I love the picture in your avatar. What's the story behind it? Do tell. Your cat etc? Too cute. I agree-the attention has gone to her head. She's drunk with happiness. =^-^=
• Canada
21 Nov 07
I found that on the net...I love cats and found this one adorable. She/He looks like my cat minus a few missing colour patches. But it is still cute. thanks for the comment.
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
19 Nov 07
hmm think the 'leader of the pack' style doesn't apply here. cats are mostly solitary animals so they don't really care. my girl is also quite spoilt. she'd start throwing things on the floor when she is not happy (usually when we close the room door). she'd also hold her bladder when the litter box is not clean. but then again i'm lucky that she'd meow at me and lead me to the litter box. as for the nipping problem, you might want to try a light tap on the nose everytime she does it.
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• Canada
21 Nov 07
thanks I will try it....I know she steals my laundry especially my sock and hides them in a warm spot so she makes a bed for herself. Everything is hers nothing is mine.
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• Singapore
22 Nov 07
hahaha your cat is so cute. sock stealing is a really endearing action. that's similar to my girl except she'll pick and choose what she wants. then she'll let me know and the article of clothing is her. so my shawl is hers and my pillow is also hers.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
19 Nov 07
I clean out the litter trays as soon as one of the cats has been and used one of them. Or at least, as soon as I see that one of them has been used. I have four cats and three litter trays on the go! One or two of the cats like to go outside though and only use a tray if they can't get out when I'm out for example.
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• Canada
21 Nov 07
Wow you have it going busy. One cat is bad enough for me. I can see doing this for 4. Good luck thanks for the post.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Cats are very clean, I clean my cat litter box at least once a day. If I am not awake by 8AM, she is coming to check if I am alive...he, he... She is very demending, but very sweet way, hope yours is too...:)))
• Canada
18 Nov 07
She can be, But I am up to cleaning it 3 time a day. It is almost like she is bragging hey look what I did or I used it now clean it and while I clean it (box is clear) she lays on the floor and watches me clean it.....She is very silly. I also notice she is a clean freak....if the bed is not the way she wants it she will tell me.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Well, this kitty has taken over and it's doubtful you'll change that...lol! She is a spoiled little princess and obviously she knows it so you might just as well prepare yourself to be at her service day and night. I have 2 cats that each think they're boss. My little girl waits while I clean her litter box and the instant I put it back in its place she hops in. And whenever she decides she's thirsty she gets up on "her" end table by HER glass of water and waits until I refill it for her from the refrigerator. No tap water for my Sissy! Both my cats were abandoned strays so I guess it's normal for them to adapt quickly to their new luxurious lives and simply take over! Annie