Oh that boy! Remember I told you about my wayward kitty boy, Raja, who had decided to have a Night On The Town, by staying out all night, driving us crazy? Well, I had initially thought that he had scared himself and was staying close. But No! The boy did it again three days later, and then again two days after that! He seems to have developed a taste for the night life. That is really crazy making.
It seems to have become a habit. I can’t let him do this. I started looking for solutions. I remember seeing a review for a pet locator on one of the other blogs, and I looked it up. Interesting, but a little expensive. Of course, now I can’t find the name of it. In the course of looking at other pet locators, I noticed some people have used “thing locators”, like you would put in your wallet or phone, to find their pets. Well, that seemed more reasonable price wise. I decided to try one.
After checking out a couple pet stores, I went to Best Buy and purchased a Tile, with a range of about 100 ft. The locator works just fine, and where the Tile is shows up on my phone just fine. The problem is that the sound it emits when called is a jarring melody, which scared the daylights out of Raja. Well, that’s not going to work. I need something different. I’ll look at other locators. Hopefully, I can remember the name of the one I initially saw reviewed, which had a range of 400 ft, so I can at least check it out. So, if anyone saw that review, let me know, so I can.
Anyway, in the mean time, I’m trying to find other ways to keep the little minx from going out at night. I hate the thought of keeping him in all the time, because he loves being outside. On the other hand, I want to protect him. I have been bringing him in much earlier than usual to prevent his roaming.
It occurred to me that if I picked up his dry food, he might stay close. (He is a Drive by Nosher. He rarely eats wet food, and eats a few crunches at a time all day.). This seems to work. He came inside about every hour searching for food yesterday. Of course, I finally decided it was time to stay in and I gave him dinner.
We will see how long this lasts. My answer for this crazy making kitty is a locator combined with getting him in early and some cold weather. For the time being, I am just thankful he seems stay closer when food is involved.