Kitten is OUT OF CONTROL!
Yes, I know they do tend to get stuck in crazy mode, but I need some advice.
Here's the situation: I'm in college and moved into a house with my roommate/friend (it's her family's house so there is some nice furniture, drapery, etc.) She wanted to get a cat; I was hesitant at first since I was the renter, but I do love kitties so I agreed. We were originally going to go to animal services and pick up an older kitty, but I happened to find an absolutely adorable (proof) 12 month old kitten on craigslist. I figured, what the heck, and emailed the foster lady. Roomie fell in love with the kitten and so I picked her up and got her fixed and vaccinated.
She is crazy. Absolutely lovey and cuddly, but if she's not purring and curling up with one of us, she is literally launching off walls. I've had kittens before, but she is out of freaking control. I got home today and found a nice lamp with a stained glass shade absolutely shattered all over the floor. It's heavy and on top of the piano, so I don't know how she managed that (scratched up the baby grand too :no:).
It gets better! Roomie is bailing on me so now I have to do something with this angel for summer (I'm heading home for work and my dad is not too excited about this one). I will absolutely not give her away or dump her; she's my responsibility since my roommate has pretty much revoked hers. But she needs to learn some manners. I totally understand that, as a 1 year old, she has energy and should play and be a little crazy; but she ignores any reprimands. Whenever she jumps on furniture or counters, I say NO, and she knows she's in trouble (she moves way too quickly for a spray bottle to be effective). But she'll jump right back up 20 minutes later.
I'm really hesitant to put her out (at least at this age) because she's quite stupid and I think she'd just run in front of cars...
Sorry for the long post...I really do love this crazy kitty would appreciate any suggestions or tips. :)