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Kitties' new necklaces

shannonRN
January 28th, 2006, 04:24 PM
I'm trying to get my cats used to wearing collars, especially Ruby,
who goes outside sometimes. However, we are having some issues...

Here's Ruby showing off hers...I had to take her name tag off.
The little tinkling sound it made constantly drew her attention to it.
It has a safety release buckle (releases in response to about 7lbs of pressure),
so I would find it on the floor 4 times a day. Without the tag
annoying her, she only removes it once a day...

http://granite.dogster.com/pix/cats/07/229807/229807_1138407067.jpg


Lucy is doing marginally better with hers. Actually,
she hasn't figured out how to break free of it
(Sorry Lucy, but somehow that doesn't surprise me!:crazy: )
but she scratches at it about a hundred times a day...
http://granite.dogster.com/pix/cats/01/229801/229801_1138272026.jpg

I'm hopeful that they WILL get used to these.
But then again, maybe they won't!

Prin
January 28th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Pretty! Maybe you could buy one of those velcro things that wrap around the collar, just so they have ID all the time... (or you could get your phone # embroidered in the collar)

chico2
January 28th, 2006, 04:48 PM
My 3 cats never wear their collars indoors,to them the collars mean"going out"so they gladly line up to get their collars on.
We take them outside and watch so they don't jump the fence.
It's almost comical,the door can be open,but they just will not go outside without their collars:D
Thy have the free Ontario HS tags,with phone-numbers,reg number and names on it.

Prin
January 28th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Those HS tags are great. The rabies tags on my doggies are almost dead, but the HS ones look brand new.

chico2
January 28th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Yeah Prin,they are and we got them for FREE,amazing!!

shannonRN
January 28th, 2006, 05:29 PM
You know, I've seen those velcro things before, but didn't even think of them.

I was thinking that, if I put the collar on her just to go outside, she'll just come back without the collar. I've been doing exactly the opposite, trying to get her used to wearing it in the house, taking it off before she goes out. At least until she stops practicing her Houdini act with it.

chico2
January 28th, 2006, 05:34 PM
Shannon,mine do not go outside unsupervised,so we always keep an eye on them,if they lose their collars we'll see it.
My neighbors little Bailey(Cocker) got stuck once with her collar on a branch and had we not been there and seen it,she could have choked to death:sad:
The owners were gone for the day..