I’m taking Smacky in for his shots (yeah, yeah, finally) so this week I thought I’d introduce him to his carrier. I didn’t want him to freak out when I put him in it or associate it only with trips to the vet.

Probably optimistic, but there you go.

Anyway, so the night before last I left it out in the living room so he could sniff it and get comfortable around it. Then last night I put some cat treats in there for him to find, and I praised him and petted him whenever he went near it…

Well, my treatment worked very well, because he spent the night in it. I woke up this morning when I looked in the living room, in the darkness I could see his eyes glowing inside the little box…

I’ve bought him a cat bed, and a little cat condo, you know, one of those carpeted things that are a couple of stories high with cubby holes… but where does he like to sleep? On top of the water heater (sure, makes sense, it’s warm) and inside his cat carrier (because it might have treats inside)… I think I’m encouraging the wrong behaviors.

At least he’s way less bite-y now, though.