- Don't let your cat into your bedroom. Trust me, it's all cute and snuggly at first, but soon enough it's deciding at three in the morning that your nose is a mouse and it MUST attack.
- Your cat will knock things off benches. Breakable things, usually. The funny thing is it won't do it while you're no there, only when you're in the room with it. Just don't leave your iPhone anywhere it can get to it and you'll be fine.
- Feed it the good stuff. Shell out the extra for the vet brand food and the raw chicken. It might seem like you're spoiling it, but you're the one that has to clean out the litter box and there's nothing worse that what a cat leaves in there after eating cheap canned food. Do it for your own sake.
- You can spend a fortune on cat toys if you're not careful, but a ball of wool costs next to nothing and I've never met a cat that wouldn't play with one for hours.
All pretty reasonable pieces of advice I thought at the time. Sensible, not likely to backfire in any way.
Yeah ... I was definitely wrong on that one.
Here's the text conversation I had with him the other morning.
So, from the woman who spent most of the other morning on her hands and knees scrubbing the carpet with spot cleaner, and then most of the evening with the carpet shampooer, and from the cat who still has a haunted look in her eyes, consider this a public service announcement.