Cats can be stubborn at times, which can be annoying, inconvenient, or down right distracting. So here is a list of things that may help:

Find a small box or thing they can sit on
If your cat has taken over your desk (or table, bed, etc.) you can put something just big enough for them to fit on, but small enough they are out of the way.

 

Photo: Julia W.

Photo: Julia W.

Bribe them with treats
If a cat won’t get out of a room or come somewhere they need to go, you can guide them with treats in your hand, and your cat will likely follow.

 

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Rub cat nip on things
Cat nip attracts cats. So you can rub some catnip on a bed, or scratch post, or whatever you want them to use, show them, and they should check it out.

 

Photo: Julia W.

Photo: Julia W.

Give them a fluffy blanket
Fluffy blankets are nice to take a nap, or knead on. So if your cat has decided his nap spot is somewhere like a keyboard or in the middle of the kitchen table, you could try putting a fluffy blanket down in a good place to nap.

 

Photo: Julia W.

Photo: Julia W.

Open a window
Cats love to look outside and smell the smells. This can easily distract them from whatever naughty thing they were doing.

 

Photo: Julia W.

Photo: Julia W.

Give/find them their favorite toy
If your cat is being rambunctious or needy and then attacks you, they may be bored. If they have a favorite toy, this would be a good way to entertain them. If they don’t have a toy they like to play with, you can ball up a small piece of paper and tie it on the end of a string or shoelace and drag it around.

This should help with some of a cat’s annoying ways. Or at least distract them for a while.