Okay, are there discipline classes for cats? Seriously! Bones has been so destructive lately, and it's really getting a little irritating. The squirt bottle really hasn't been all that effective--she doesn't necessarily like the squirt bottle, but right after being squirted, she always does the same behavior again.
For example, lately she's been climbing my curtains. It drives me absolutely nuts. That, and she ate ALL my plants again...somehow (I'm still not sure how since they're on top of the fridge). I guess that was kind of okay since my plants were freaking WIMPY because there has hardly been any sunlight lately. I'm debating on whether going to the nursery and getting actual mature PLANTS would even be worth my time. I've heard that if you put double sided tape all around the plants, cats HATE that and will leave them alone. I don't know.
Seriously though, any tips for destructive cats? She's been meowing all the time, deliberately not using her litterbox, running around the house like a maniac, knocking over trashcans, tearing sheets off the bed, opening my closet doors and then climbing up my clothes, and attacking me when I'm sleeping! What happened to my sweet cuddly kitten!? It sounds terrible, but I'm really considering crating her while we're at work...that's when most of the destruction happens!
Edited to add, the reason that I'm debating purchasing more mature plants from the Grange is that I'm also considering letting Bones go outside...I think she might calm down a bit if she were able to run and jump and climb outside. But, I think she'd just eat the outside plants (ours AND our neighbors'), and possibly a lot of other plants that could potentially kill her. On the other hand, in a few months I'll be able to plant the plants outside, and if she stays inside, she won't get to them!