June 12, 2013

Wordy Wednesday

Sigh.  Kitties.  I wish I could help myself but I just cannot.

I started in at 0615 this morning.  I had gotten mom up then and she prepared to feed me.I am always first, just so you know.

Anyway, I hopped up on the tiny desk in the kitchen and I saw the long haired and beautiful black cat.  I will call that kitty BBC for beautiful black cat.

I haven't seen Ginger in months.  He may be gone.  But BBC is one I have seen and yes, hissed at but I didn't used to go berserk.  Close, but not quite.  Kitties, today I pulled out all of the stops.  I hollered, I hissed, I ran to the window mom still has poster paper on so I can't see out and I about ruined the mini blinds after all the pawing frantically at them hoping I could see BBC  regardless of the poster paper. If mom doesn't keep the blinds down on that window anyway, I spend hours trying to paw off the paper..  Mom had to keep coming in to straighten the blinds and plead with me to knock it off.  I couldn't and didn't.

TWO hours later I was still on the alert.  Not screeching or hissing per se but pawing at the blinds.  These are expensive ones and custom made so they would be expensive to mom if I keep doing this time after time.

No, calming collars don't work and as we discussed before, the spray does...to a certain extent.  But I got myself so wound up that it was hard to come down.  Mom never got her email or websites checked due to me having literal hissy fits.

Mom has tried to find the static cling window film with designs on it that allow light in but you can't see in or out.  No store as it. They have the dark sun filter stuff but that's it.  I could still see out of that.

Mom has sad ears and she wishes I would just get a clue.


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  1. Oh Miss Katie, I am sorry the BBC is bothering you. Hopefully mom can find some of the window film. xx

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  2. Sweet Katie, we are so sorry that the BBC and other outdoor kitties upset you so much. We know it upsets your mom too! We are purring that your mom can find a solution to this problem.

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  3. Katie, I'm so sorry you get wound up with aliens. My mom's original cat (eons ago) would get so wound up that she'd attack my mom's legs when she couldn't get at the alien cats! I'm glad you don't do that.

    Anyway, ask your mom if there's a Home Depot nearby. They carry decorative cling window film that might work. (She can check homedepot.com online, too.) It's pretty easy to apply.

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  4. Uh , oh Katie! The dragon lady came out in you again! Cut that out!!

    Tell your Mama that the clingy, patterned window paper she mentioned not being able to find, can often be found at a hardware store.Like HomeHardware...or a bigger chain like that.

    Hope both your day improves :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  5. We are sorry that you are distressed by the presence of cats to whom you have not formally been introduced; We feel you are so appreciative of your new wonderful home that you will do anything to keep it. However, your mommeh loves you enough that you don't have to worry about someone usurping your place....PT

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  6. http://www.artscape-inc.com/
    Beautiful window clings that let light in but keep vision to a minimum.

    if you are creative you can do your own with glass paint.. like http://decoart.com/glasspaint/ I did a beautiful cover of most of the windows in our entry way simply because I didn't want people to easily see into our home. I left spots for our kitties to look out to see the wild life - and they lay there often looking. But I wouldn't hesitate to fill it in if I felt it was stressing them out :)

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  7. Something like this?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Artscape-24-in-x-36-in-Rice-Paper-Decorative-Window-Film-01-0134/100608533#.UbidrthdynI

    They keep their selection at the back of the store on the end of an aisle (the general location is the same at the two stores I go to, so I'm thinking displays are fairly uniform). The sun screen film is displayed separately in other aisles, so maybe the guy didn't know what you meant?

    Lowe's carries something similar, too, although the selection was very limited. (They keep theirs in the aisle with the mirrors.)

    (Eeek--I've spent a lot of time in both stores and probably can find stuff in my sleep!!)

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  8. I hope your Mommy is able to get those window clings from the places suggested by some of our furriends.

    Katie Darling, how about you give your Mommy an extra long snuggly session today? I think she'll appreciate it very much. XOXOXOXO

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  9. katie...eye canna say a werd coz if eye smelled a cat within 50 yards eye loozed it...dinna matter...boy ore gurl kitteh, day ore nite....sum oh uz just can knot N will knot tolerate other kitties...at all, sorta kinda, sum times ore never...

    N tell yur mom ta go to amazon...they haz window clings film ...and if her gets EWE sum thin a long with de order...ya get free shippin ~~~~~

    they act shoe a lee haza sum kewl dee signs ...

    XOXO dude K

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  10. First of all, that is a really lovely of you, Miss Katie

    It's hard, isn't it? Over here, it is Tama-Chan who goes berserk when she sees one of our neighbour cats and since she can't get at that cat, she goes for one or other of the boys, usually Bibi (Sei-Chan has run for the hills by then...). Often, the only way to calm her down is to lock her in a room by herself, or sometimes with #1, for a while. But that's just the way she is. Bibi is a bit like her but not as bad, and Genji and Sei-Chan are completely cool about other cats being outside.

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  11. Oh sweet Katie, we are so sorry that BBC is upsetting you (and Mommy, by extension) so much. It looks like some other friends above fund some places that might have that window film. We sure hope that works.

    Hugs.

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  12. Katie, we're sorry that BBC upsets you so much. We hope you don't see him again for a long time so you don't get all worked up again.

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  13. Oh Katie, you silly girl should do that stuff. We hope you don't do that again. It just upsets the Mom so much. Hope that BBC doesn't come back any time soon. Hope your day gets better.

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  14. My, my Miss Katie! You have certainly worked yourself up to quite a state! Give Mom a chance to see what she is able to find for the window. Take it easy! This is going to be a very hot day, and it is important that you stay cool!

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  15. I'm sorry that Katie is reacting so violently to kitties outside. I hope that you can get some of that film you want. I suspect that most people would not want to do this, but when our late Hemingway went berserk at the site of a cat outside, we squirted him with the spray bottle until he went and hid. He quickly forgave us.

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  16. Dang pretty Katie, ,I sure wish I had some suggestions for you and Mom.

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  17. looks like you got some good suggestions for the windows. We wonder if a "time out" in another room woudl distract you, but probably not if you are that intent. wish we had some ideas....

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  18. Katie we sure hope all the suggestions given will help. Try to calm yourself Sweetie. Too much stress is bad for that gorgeous bod of yours...
    Love Hugs & Purrs,
    Kitty

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  19. Wow, Katie, I'm sorry other kitties stress you out so much. I have some spare Spirit Essence Stress Stopper here - it's from Jackson Galaxy. Both bottles are open but nearly full. If you like, I could have my human send one of the bottles to your human. You could probably also use Safe Space for Cats jointly with it - we don't have any but here is the link for it: http://store.jacksongalaxy.com/Safe-Space-for-Cats-p/safe-space-for-cats.htm

    I was a skeptic about these treatments, but you know what? My human brought home a couple from BlogPaws (Scaredy Cat and Easy Traveler) and they actually DID help me with my most recent vet visit. Even the vet noticed I wasn't as terrified as I usually am! So if you want some, just message me on my blog and I will pass word along to my human.

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  20. Wow, Katie! Why don't you just teleport over or pick up the phone and call us when BBC bothers you? We'll be glad to comfort you in your time of need. XOXO

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  21. Next time that happens, Katie, I will be there in a jiffy to sort BBC out for you k? xox

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  22. Hmmm, I'm no detective but I'm beginning to figure out why that awful person returned you to the vet. You want to be an only cat and will fight until you are. Or maybe you were picked on by other cats in your house so you hate other cats. You def have anger management issues.

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  23. Oh Dear poor Katie ^..^, you lucky your mom iz not like owr mom.... she'd be owt there tryin to catch BBC and bring him home ^..^.....
    da mom sayz Home Depot used to have a type of window cover dat look like stained glass, dat you could cover da window wif ..... ? Not sure if they still have it though.... :\

    Maybe I should pop in my teleporter and keep you company, cause me knowz you LUVZ dis BBC!! ^.,^ ♥♥♥L

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  24. So sorry Katie san, that BBC upsets you so much. I hope your mom can find good window film so you don't have to see critters that upset you.

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  25. Poor Katie! I wish you knew you were safe from BBC and that you don't have to defend your territory! Hugs!! to you and your mom

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  26. I didn't know that peeps could get sad ears.

    Katie, BBC is on the outside. He can't get at you. You're safe. The window keeps you safe and so does your mom. purrs

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  27. I hope you can allow your mom to help you calm down. She really has your best interests at heart. She is such a good human 'bean.



    For those reading this, check out my cat blog archives for some informative posts and archived stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.
    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/
    Debby in Arizona

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  28. Sorry to hear about the outdoor kitties invading your space and your calm. Both your well being and your moms are endangered. We hope you can find some resolution....we can't add anything more than what's already been suggested.

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  29. Katie, you have a comfy home with a mom who loves you. We so wish you could be content with that and not worry about outside kitties. They aren't going to move in or take your place. Hugs for your poor worn out mom.

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  30. Nordy BBC. You are just protecting your mom, but it's really not worth getting into a sweat about, Katie Isabella. Chillax in that sunpuddle. Think calm thoughts.
    Charlie

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  31. Oh Katie - you look so cute and calm in that photo, it's so hard to think of you going bezerk! But I know you do and it's very frustrating for mom.

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  32. We have no clue how to help out. We think your mom needs to contact Jackson Galaxy and apply for him to visit your house. Maybe he can help!

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  33. Katie, we hope BBC stays away so you don't get so agitated. Has your mom tried using a feliway diffuser in your house? That might help you feel a little calmer.

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  34. Aw Katie, sorry to hear BBC upsets you so much. Try thinking pleasant thoughts when he is around. Or maybe you should watch a little birdie tv. Seriously, we hope some of the suggestions above will help.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  35. Darling, Imagine he is ME.
    *************************
    I am sorry you get so worked up and well, violent (though secretly I find imagining you all on fire kind of...oh wait,,,we're not alone, are we?)

    I can only compare it to how INSANE I get at the Stabby Place but that almost never happens, whereas the BBC prolly does show up from time to time.

    Other Peeps have better suggestions than I or my Human does, so I will just say I hope your Mommy finds a solution so neither of you have to have sad ears. XOXOXOXO

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  36. Katie, believe me, I can relate to your mom! We have a frustrating problem named Mica Minnie Moo. Has your mom checked on line for the cling? You can find everything there! Maybe our mom could help. Can you send more info about it and the size you need? She may be able to get a sample or two if its something our suppliers at work carry.

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  37. Oh Katie, we so sorry BBC still bothering you. We wish we knew what to say to help. Our Mumsy feeds the (stray) outdoor kitties and we talk to them and watch them though the window, and that's about the extent of it. So we kinda stumped on what to offer to help. We do get excited when the raccoon comes to the window though. But we're not really interested in the opossum even. They're just strange cats to us and the outdoor kitties. We send you extra hugs and kitty kisses though.

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  38. I would ask who owns kitteh and see if they can stop letting him out.

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  39. Oh dearie me....this is a problem! Too bad that black cat hangs around but he probably knows there's a beautiful black girlie cat that lives in your house and he wants to meet you DESPERATELY! It's a shame though that it makes you want to claw your way out of the house. I hope you have a more QUIET rest of the day (for you AND your Mom!).

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  40. Tell your mommy to check this website for window film:

    http://www.designyourwall.com/store/window-film-c-3.html

    I could calm Sasha down by talking to her in a very soothing voice when a cat showed up at the patio door. Over time, she'd still get agitated but didn't go bonkers.

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  41. We are sorry the BBC and other outdoor kitties are bothering you so much, gorgeous Katie Isabella=don't you know how cherished you are, sweetheart??...That house and everything in and around it is YOURS, girlfriend!!...We hope your Mommy finds the film for the windows soon and you calm down to be the regal Queen of the house as it should be...kisses, dear one...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  42. I am sorry that the sight of any other cat upsets you so much Katie. I hope that a solution can be found because when you get upset, it upsets your mom too.

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  43. OK, Katie Izz . . . mai mom sez she is gonna put on her thinking cap and try to figure out why you go bezerko when you see another kitteh . . . right after she figures out why I just don't have an appetite for any one of the seven very expensive kitteh foods she has put out for me today (even TUNA)! xxoo Bhu

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  44. Hi darling, Shall I come over and soothe you later? A baff perhaps? And some hams? You can tell me all about it, okay?

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  45. Awww, Katie, we will come over and help you chase BBC away so he won't bother you anymores!!

    Has your mom tried the plug-in pheromone stuffs? It really helped Carmine when he was really stressed in our old house.

    Maybe try Amazon for the window plastic? They has almost everything... :)

    Purrs,
    Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

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  46. Oh Katie, I am sorry it stresses you out so much to have trespassers. I watched an episode of My Cat From Hell recently that had a similar thing going on, and Jackson Galaxy said to put a motion activated sprinkler on the outside, so that the trespassing kitty will stop coming. It worked for them, so maybe it could work for you, too!!

    Please tell your Mom a great big Thank You for me, for what I got in the mail today!

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  47. Gosh, Katie, we are sorry you got so worked up about BBC. Hopefully you have been better since.

    If the hardware stores don't have the kind of film you like, Mom found that improvementscatalog.com has some types. Search on window film. Best of luck.

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  48. Hello sweet girl! I hope you are feeling better by now and that that Big Bad Boy is keeping his distance! I hope you post tomorrow so I can see your sweet calmed-down face! XOXOXO

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  49. Katie Katie Katie! tsk tsk.. It's not good for you or your Mom for you to get so wound up like that. Why won't you let her help you. Those other kitties can't get in, and your Mom would never let them take over YOUR territory. Try to be more patient sweetie. :)

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