Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Don't Snap On Me

Is that a mousetrap? A cheapo thighmaster? Actually, it's a scat mat alternative with a very excellent name, sent to my sister and brother-in-law by his parents in Maryland to help keep Arthur off the new sofa (which just arrived). The packaging reminds me of the very awesome flea-comb flea catcher that I got for the boy a couple years ago.

The idea behind this thing is to let sound be the deterrent. You rig it up like a mousetrap, and when it's set off, the paddle attachment snaps back and makes a very loud smacking sound. They could have called it, Smacky Trainer, but I guess that sounds like animal cruelty. Good thing it's "recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association," or so they say.

It's a little sad, but so far has kept Arthur a wary distance away. We'll see how long that lasts.

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