It’s obvious to me that the people who are saying that the retail numbers are down did not try to find a parking spot at the mall today. Of course, just because the lot was full to the brim does not mean that people opened their wallets. But people are not staying home, that’s for sure!
When my kids were little, I used behavioral modification techniques with much success! I remember when Derek would not go to bed without having 190 drinks of water and 258 tuck ins. At the end of my rope, I tried a sticker chart with rewards for so many stickers. It worked like a charm. Sticker charts were my friend.
Then there was the time I wanted Bethany to stop yelling “SHUT UP!”. I made the Shut Up Jar. Everyone in the family that said SHUT UP had to put a quarter in the jar. Bethany put in about 4 dollars worth before changing her behavior. She was much more head strong and stubborn about things, which serves her well in life.
I am wishing that I could whip up a sticker chart of punishment jar for the kitties right about now.
But? I have the internets, a powerful parenting tool indeed.
We are having a wee problem. Not a small problem, a cat pee problem. Little Myron seems to enjoy leaving puddles in spots that are not acceptable. I have added 2 litter boxes in various places (one right where he had chosen to pee in the corner of my room) so they have plenty of pee places. But now? He has chosen under Derek’s bed. Luckily we caught it before it is a habit.
I went out with a mission today. I bought cat enzyme spray to get the odor out of the pee spots. This will help with reoccurances. (that is my plan, not the kitties) and I went on a search for Comfort Zone. I found only one diffuser in the area. Not a single spray. I have read great things about this product. It is a happy cat pheromone that will settle them down and hopefully stop inappropriate elimination.
We actually have 2 problems. Myron’s love of peeing anywhere and Mitchell’s love of picking on Myron. Sometimes when Myron is trying to use the box, Mitchell chases him away. This is not good if you are a little kitty and have to GO.
Have you used this product? I know that it is not good to put all of my hopes on a (very expensive) untried product but hey, sticker charts worked the balls! This can too, right?
Do you like the new look? It’s a different layout. Does it work for you?