Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Damn! An off switch for cats!


Marja said...

Damn. I have to try that with my cats. Wish me luck.

Phelps said...

It's a natural reaction, because that is how mother cats carry kittens. It actually works like a combination nerve pinch and "release soothing hormones" button.

Acting like a mother cat fixes a lot of problems with cats. If they are doing something you don't want them to do, a quick swat on the top of the head has the best deterrence effect, because that is what mother cats do. (It doesn't work if it has been more than a few seconds, because they don't make the connection and it just confuses them. If they peed on the floor ten minutes ago, it doesn't matter how much you show them, they won't get it.)