Thursday, 1 November 2012

November is HERE!!!!

I have come to a conclusion, I'm more than positive that my kitten is trying to kill me. He's been scratching me a lot lately, normally I wouldn't care but he's gotten to the point that he's drawing blood. I think he's just ruff housing, but it really hurts. I'm having a real hard time trying to disciplining him as well, squirting him with water isn't doing anything anymore and I'm not one for abusing animals and locking him up doesn't really do anything either. 

With him acting like this, it's going to make for a very interesting nano. Which started today so I'm supper excited and happy. I managed to get a lot of writing in today both this morning at during the big kick off and I'll get even more done this evening at the write in with members of my region. 

I can't wait to find out what my word count is going to be at the end of the night, I'm hoping it will be at least a couple K just in case i fall behind one day so I don't have to worry about trying to catch up.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what i can do about my cat problem? How much did you get written today?

1 comment:

  1. Hey CLV, I feel your pain. Our family got a pretty posh, high-bred cat a while back, and eventually had to take her back to the breeder for biting. Then we got two from the humane society. One of those unfortunately died (tons of health problems), but the other is fit as a fiddle and just a great all-around cat. My recent experience has taught me that cats are mostly themselves, and are willing to adjust their behavior in only a limited fashion. I do keep a spray bottle handy by the bed - that curtails late-night nonsense - but I know she's going to do what she wants to do every time until she gets sprayed (or hears the bottle slosh). If you're writing and can't handle the disturbance, keep that bottle right there. It won't be long before kitty bolts at the sight of you reaching for it. And if he's regularly hurting you, you have to take real action. Spraying, and time outs, I would say. Most cats won't bite you too much if they were raised in calm surroundings. Years ago we had a cat that we rough-housed with when young, then kept calm later, and she eventually grew out of the rough-housing tendencies. So there's hope, but it depends on the cat, and it may take a long time. We weren't willing to risk it with the kids around the high-bred cat. Thank goodness the one we have now is extremely tolerant.

    Good luck! With kitty and NaNo! I just wanted to get the quota today, and broke 1800. Now I'm checking all the Epic Monther's blogs. Woot!

    Cole

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