In season 3, episode 3 of My Cat From Hell, Jackson helped Travis and Diane – and Oscar their Sphynx cat – …to just get along.
Travis had some ideas about cats that weren’t helping their situation.
To explain, here’s Jackson:
What I wound up doing with Travis was, he had grown up on a farm and he didn’t know anything but running around watching cats outside.
He didn’t have an indoor cat in his life. So now, not only does he have an indoor cat but it’s a Sphynx. So he has to bathe the cat once a week, and there’s just a lot of grooming that goes on with a Sphynx.
But in terms of getting Oscar’s energy out of him, I gave him a Cat Catcher to use with Oscar, because having a mouse toy would approximate what he had seen on the farm, which was: cats chasing mice.
And it actually worked perfectly. That Cat Catcher became Oscar’s favorite toy, because Travis knew how to play with that.
We regret that Jackson does not answer questions posted in the comments. This is due to his demanding schedule and the high volume of requests he receives. But most importantly, since he has not met your cat, it would be contrary to his approach for him to give specific personalized advice for your specific situation. That being said, general questions and issues are addressed throughout this blog, in his book CAT DADDY and of course, the show My Cat From Hell.