That's right, I'm putting all the blame for my recent batch of blurry bead photographs on my cat, Bert. No, he didn't just jump on the table where I was taking pictures and shake things up, causing the photos to blur. It's not quite that simple. This cute little kitty bit through the cord on our camera remote. The camera remote allows me to take pictures of my beads without touching the camera and therefore moving it, thus keeping the camera steady and the pictures crystal clear. The remote is attached to the camera by a nice, thick cord, so no hands need to be on the camera when I take a bead picture.
So the other day my husband went to set up the camera and found the cord had been bitten right through. We knew right away it was Bert. He's done this sort of thing before.
These are the mini blinds in my daughters' room. He not only bit the cord completely off so we can't pull them open, but he has chewed through other spots of the cord, causing this pretty picture. He has bitten off the ends of pretty much every pull cord to all of our mini blinds. Now when we open them we have to hook the little stump of a cord over the top of the window frame so he doesn't chew off more.
But the fun doesn't stop at camera remotes and mini blinds - oh no! There's more! He has also bitten the cords on several pairs of ear buds. We all keep our iPods in drawers now to keep them protected from Bert. The problem for me is that I can't remember where exactly I hid my iPod. :(
Just the other day I took off a rubber cord necklace and put it on my dresser. Within seconds, Bert was on my dresser and with one swift bite he had severed the rubber cord in half. I couldn't have stopped him if I tried, he was so fast.
Does anyone else have this issue? Any remedies? Should I sleep with a squirt gun and be ready to shoot at a moment's pounce and bite? We've never had a cord-biting kitty before and he is driving us mad.
Of course, we love him to pieces. Pun intended.