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cord biting kitty

Posted By: Kathy on 2006-07-13
In Reply to: How do you break a kitten from chewing on and playing with your cords and wires? I just got my - MissouriMT

I have a cat who has chewed through my foot pedal cord, and I had to go to the store and buy a cored protector to put over the original cord.  I have black electrical tape on most of all my other computer-related cords.  Finally, I purchased some stuff at the pet store called Indoor Bitter End.  I cut the power to everything and carefully sprayed it on all my cords, obviously avoiding exposed wires, plugs, and outlets.  I can say that she hasn't chewed on any of them since I sprayed them!  I type in the basement and know that sometimes it's impossible to confine a cat or kitten and since they have a short attention span are not easily trainable.  Maybe this will help.

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Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
That's what happens when you hand someone a job they have no business having. Bubbye, loser, and good riddance.

She should have never been on that show (or any other show) in the first place.

After a few weeks of finger-pointing and blubbering (literally) on the talk show circuit she'll disappear into the ozone and resurface in about 20 years on VH1's "Remember the 2000's" show commenting on $3.00 gas and I-Pods.
Good Lord! Is all this back-biting really necessary?
admin. where are you now? Sheesh!
Not biting ... it's been discussed in heated detail on about pg 3 of this board. haha
go online, just put in whatever cord, see what comes up, also, ebay, they have just about anything and everything.
You need an ethernet cord that will ..... SM
connect your 2nd computer into your router.  I have mine done that way, and there's no problem at all.  I told the salesman at Office Depot what I was doing, and he got me the cord and told me how to do it. 
put the cord under the keyboard
I run my headphone cord from the computer, under the keyboard, under my wrist mat, and right up in front of me. It is totally out of the way. Maybe you can try that til you can get the wireless ones.
cord of wood, not cords.
4 cord of wood
Wow .. $149!! It says it was created for ipod users -- is the cord sm
long enough to go to your computer, or did you have to get some kind of extension device?  They sound great ... just not sure if cheap ol' me is ready for fork out that kinda cash. 
Want to hook second computer to printer - what type of cord do I need?nm
I use Lanier headphones that have a volume adjuster on the cord. (nm)


There can also be placental and cord abnormalities that impact things sm
I have transcribed a 2-vessel cord, though they should be 3 vessels. I have had velamentous cord where the Wharton's jelly didn't cover the cord structures up near the placenta which can be dangerous to the baby if the placenta is located in certain places. If it doesn't come on its own, it may be retained placenta (treated with D&C) or accreta meaning it has grown into the myometrium, necessitating a hysterectomy and fast so that the mother lives. You also have true knots in cords (my younger son had one) and you won't see that until the placenta is delivered.

There are 3 stages of childbirth. They are laboring, then active, which is pushing and then delivery of the placenta.

Not a silly question by any means. The placenta doesn't matter to most of us who have had kids, it is the only throw-away organ in humans. It is, however, important to the doctor.
2-vessel cord is typically associated with heart defects. sm
The above poster gave excellent explaination. The placenta has to be inspected and found to be intact or pieces of it could have broken off before delivery, which would lead to further hemorrhage of mom eventually. There is a lot of information the placenta can tell you.
Does anyone know other than Radio Shack were you can purchase the recorder control cord -sm
the hooks to your phone to record through your phone???  Thanks so much. 
$10 extender cord w/volume control at Radio Shack nm
So glad he is okay. Had a similar episode with Stuart a kitty we adopted in July. He had cold-like symptoms and weighed less than 1 pound. Took atbc, Lysine and eye drops and is now fine. Hope you have the same results.
not sure what heppened - validated email and my post did not appear - anyway - kittens and cats are susceptable to blood disorders, tragic but true - I am an avid cat lover, kitty blood from my grams in me - keep us posted - OK?
Your kitty is beautiful!!! (nm)
I am so happy for you and the kitty--sm
I had just thought about you guys this afternoon and was somewhat worried because you had not posted. So Glad he is doing better...and you too.!
MissouriMT how is kitty doing?

I hope he's back home and doing better.

Hope you kitty does okay.
hope Tom kitty is better soon
Sending prayers that he back home soon and feeling all better!
God bless little kitty.
Possible Solution For Kitty
I have a female cat who does the same thing. She tries to use her box and never attempts to do her business anywhere else in the house. She just has a little problem determining her positioning in the box. I have a big roll of 33-gallon plastic garbage bags and use these under the box. If Miss Kitty misses and pees over the edge, I just remove the plastic garbage bag and dispose of it and put a new one down. These cats are trying to do the right thing, but they just have a little trouble...LOL. Also, I agree that a bigger, uncovered box might be a good idea for your big boy. Good luck!
Big kitty troubles...
I also have a big kitty though not quite as big as yours. He does not quite seem to get his rear in to do his number two business either and it always ends up on the floor in front of the box. I have a regular size litter box and my mother has said they come in larger sizes and has suggested trying this. I plan to purchase one ASAP! He never goes on the floor and is very clean otherwise.

To the other poster who suggested just throw him outside, to some that would be like throwing a family member out of the house; I could never even consider that. There are other options and I know my kitty does not do this on purpose, he just needs an adjustment made to meet his particular needs. Good luck in finding what works for you and your big furry friend!
Sorry about your kitty, glad he's better. (SM)
I have 2 cats. When they were kittens they sat in my lap together, then they switched to the monitor. One of them still dominates the monitor and is hovering like Snoopy in Vulture Mode right now! I could not venture a guess how much cat hair must be in there! Anyway, it is one of the reasons I will try to stay working at home - KITTIES!

LOL I can relate. I have a naughty little kitty, too.
The house can be so quiet during the day with the kids and husband all gone. Then kitty decides it's time to play. He likes to try to get my Betta fish out of the bowl. He pounces on my dogs to get them to chase him around and around the house. He tries to claw the walls, furniture or carpet. He rubs against me and wants to be held. He jumps up on my keyboard or lap. He can't play with his toys. Oh, no! He's got to bug me. Sometimes, he's so frustratingly attention seeking that I have to stick him in "his" room until I'm done working. He used to sleep in a cubby hole on my desk when he was a tiny kitty. Now, he's so big that he knocks things over. The worst one was when he jumped up on my desk and knocked over a vase full of flowers and water. Crack, splash! All over everything.
Did anybody else see this poor kitty picture?

Copy and paste, you will be amazed and sad at the same time.




Your kitty is a beauty! Enjoyed your

blog.  Like the others, it made me appreciate what I have so much.  Your "little corner of the world" where you work looks so much like mine.  I, too, have my bird feeders and bird bath to look out at.  I also have two kitties who are my "co-workers".  Tip (angel in Thai), my ?-percent Siamese kitty is sleeping right next to my keyboard right now.  Taz (yes, a little black and white devil) stepped away for a while.  Sometimes I get so mad and hate transcription, but we really have to count our blessings.  Working in the comfort and safety of our home with our animal pals and family close by is worth its weight in gold!!! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face, MTBlab. 

Kitty prayers needed!
MissouriMT - could we have a kitty update?
I posted below, not sure if you saw it though. 
My kitty is sick and I don't know anything about cats.

He's about 3 or 4 months old.  He is a very playful kitty.  Usually attacking my ankles or feet when I work, attacking the dog's tail, etc.  A couple of days ago he just wasn't himself.  Laying around, not playful at all.  Yesterday and last night, he threw up three times, and today he basically laid in the same spot all day long sleeping and barely moving.  I'm not sure when was the last time he used the litter box.  I took him to the vet and they are keeping him overnight.  They indicated he was pretty sick because he didn't resist having his blood taken or being poked on and he didn't try to groom himself after they were done.  We haven't had him long.  We adopted from the animal shelter.  He was the only survivor of his litter and the momma cat was killed by a car. 

I am really bummed for my kids.  We just lost our cat and dog this past winter in a house fire and I just don't know how my kids are going to react if something is wrong with our new kitty.

My kitty drinks out of the toliet as well!
This is my first cat so I'm new to all of this, having dogs all my life. I bet your cat will come back home. My mother's cat goes off all the time and comes back weeks later.
My vet told me kitty has to be over 3 pounds--sm
before it can be spade, but since most kitties don't get adopted as soon as they are 6 weeks old, I think that is just a standard on the SPCA site you visited. I waited until my little girl kittie was 6 months old before I had her spade. If the SPCA is specifying six weeks after adoption, it is probably because they are offering some kind of discount if it is done by then.
My kitty likes to sneak under my chair.
He'll brush the tip of his tail every so softly on my leg so I think it's a bug or something.  When I smack at it, he rubs under my hand for pets.  Little weirdo.  He likes to lick my toes, too.  Icky sandpaper tongue.  LOL
Is she ever precious! Looks like she's the deli owner's kitty.
I was hoping she had a home and it looks like she does!
That is such good news, I am sooooo happy for you and Tom Kitty
The stress of the job keeps me biting my nails. No nails here! nm

Cats' names are Miss Jiff, Squeaky, Bob, and Bib Kitty. nm

Dogs: Maggie and Slade, Cat: Kitty (official is Socks)- sm
Update on Tom kitty - we brought him home Saturday and he is back to his playful self today. SM

I brought him home from the vet on Saturday.  He was still running a temperature, but it was much lower - 103.  It had been 106 when we took him to the vet.  He was still lethargic, but had started to groom himself.  I have antibiotics I have to give him twice a day, by Sunday afternoon he was becoming playful again and was drinking a lot more and started to eat more.  Today, he is back to his old self.  Attacking my PC wires and walking on my keyboard, trying to get my fingers when I type.

I am so relieved! 

I had a lot of trouble with static in my C-phone. I replaced the phone cord and that made a big

difference.  Also, have you tried a different headset?  Also someone told me one time that there is a microphone under your volume control on the right corner of the C-phone.  It's a tiny hole.  If you break off a Q-tip and stick that into the hole that will squelch a lot of background noise and that worked as well.  As far as getting your C-phone service, I heard that Dictaphone is "sunsetting" C-phones at the end of this year.  Meaning, they aren't going to service them anymore as they are considered an obsolete technology.  So, I would contact Dictaphone and see what your options are.

I know very little about Lanier equipment.  I've not used it as extensively as Dictaphone.  Is there a local appliance repair place in your area?  You might ask one of those places to take a look at your equipment and see what they think.  Kinda scary, cause they could do more harm than good, but maybe worth a shot.

Not much help, I know.  But I thought I would share what tiny bit of obscure knowledge I do have. 

You plug it into an outlet, plug in the phone cord, hook up the
footpedal and the headset and it works.