A Bit of Randomness

by Elizabeth on April 6, 2011 · 6 comments

in Adventures, i am random, my cat is better than your cat, the house

I’m feeling a little scattered today so I thought I would upload a few random pictures I had on my phone of my house.  These are fairly horrible pictures as the iPhone (or maybe it’s just me?) isn’t the best camera ever. 
One of my April goals is to organize my office.  Why?  Because it looks like this:

Clearly, it needs some work.  You can’t really tell, but I have all sorts of papers on my desk and on the chair.  That purple basket?  FULL of paperwork.  I need to get started on this ASAP. 
I recently acquired this chair for an empty corner of my room.  I think I need a lamp on the right side to hide those cords, don’t you think?

A friend needed a place to keep her piano while she was looking for a buyer.  I volunteered my empty landing and Caty approves. 

I reorganized my bookshelf this past weekend and created a To Be Read (TBR) shelf instead of mixing them in with my other books, which are arranged by subject, then alphabetized by author.  This is good for the OCD librarian side of me. 🙂

Caty likes to get my attention by clawing at the carpet.  She only claws at the carpet on the stairs, and only on three specific steps.  No clue as to why and I’m not having any luck getting her to stop.  Any ideas?

What’s random in your life at the moment?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 therese April 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

1) Your office doesnt look bad at all. I could probably find more crap to clutter it up if needed.
2) Love the chair. Is it a mocha color? Or purple?
3) CAT!
4) Me thinks you need a longer shelf 😉 I'm more than halfway through the Eye of the World. Will have to find something to keep me busy after as TFH is reading book 2.
5) Catnip works for me. Or putting a rug over those three steps for a week or so to desensitize her. Spray bottle…. (though that's mean). Or carrying her 24/7 so she never touches the floor. AWWWWWW 😉


2 Megg April 7, 2011 at 2:51 am

Try a spray bottle. It's harmless to them, just annoying. You can also put a little lemon juice in the spray bottle because they hate citrus.
Alternatively, you can try to put Soft Paws on her (http://www.softpaws.com/) but some kitties don't sit still for that (like mine! Though they're not an issue with this anymore these days).
Also, you could get a scratching post or item for her that's carpet and try to get her to use that instead. Do you have anything for her to scratch?


3 Elizabeth April 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

She does have something to scratch, but I think I need to get a regular carpeted scratching post too and see if I can't get her to use that instead. I've tried the spray bottle with other things and it hasn't worked yet; I may put some lemon juice in it. Thanks for the idea!

@Reese the chair is chocolate brown with tiny ice blue dots. It matches my bedding perfectly.


4 Kelly April 8, 2011 at 1:52 am

Double Sided Tape or Tin Foil on the corner of the stairs where she is scratching. Most cats don't like the feel of either.

I trained my cat to use his window seat/scratchy post with kitty treats and lots of praise when he scratches it. "Good Boy using your scratchy post!"


5 Colean April 8, 2011 at 3:56 am

Instead of a spray bottle, we used a toy water gun. It had a much longer range ^_^


6 Jessica April 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

my cat likes the cat emory board (as seen on tv…lol), and every now and then if I catch her scratching things she isn't supposed to I stop her, then spray the emory board with spray catnip and that keeps her using it for a few weeks!


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