Training a Cat
Our young daughter had adopted a stray cat.
To my distress, he began to use our new sofa as
a scratching post.
"Don't worry," my husband reassured me.
"I'll have him trained in no time."
I watched for several days as my husband patiently "trained"
our new pet. Whenever the cat scratched, my husband deposited
him outdoors to teach him a lesson. The cat learned quickly.
For the next 16 years, whenever he wanted to go outside,
he scratched the sofa!!