Housecat Housecall is, you guessed it, the feline equivalent of The Dog Whisperer. Except replace the flamboyant, eccentric Cesar Milan with Dr. Katrina Warren; a fairly-attractive female host with an English accent. Now, I have a cat, and aside from the pooping on the carpet I’ve never really had many problems with him. Cats are by nature very independent creatures, so I always assumed most of the problems they have can be worked out on their own. But after watching this show I guess there could be some little issues here and there that I may have overlooked. For example, maybe your cat wakes you up at 5:00 am every morning for food; the show has a solution for that. Maybe you cat has an unsafe chewing habit; the show has a solution for that. Maybe your cat just plays with, and destroys everything around him; the show has a solution for that.
Actually, I wouldn’t call them solutions per se. It’s seems more like advice than solutions. As I stated before, cats are very independent creatures. You can’t really stop them from doing anything they like, or make them do something they don’t want. And the thing is the show seems to know this and doesn’t really offer full-on solutions. It’s not like The Dog Whisperer where they have a bad dog and train it to be a good dog. In Housecat Housecall they have a bad cat, but they change the settings around him so he can continue to be bad, but in a safer environment.
Honestly, the advice these people give walks a fine line between “simple brilliance” and “common sense”. The advice works, it most definitely does. But a lot of the problems these people have I figured out the solution to on my own. I didn’t need advice from a special cat doctor/whisperer. If your cat keeps waking you up at 4:00 a.m. for food, lock that shit in another room before you go to sleep. If your cat is going places it shouldn’t be going, spray that shit with some water. These problems aren’t difficult to solve, they really aren’t. But there are a few good tips in here, so the show isn’t completely useless.
I guess for the truly uninitiated Housecat Housecall is a good show to turn to for some simple and affordable advice. But from personal experience I can tell you that cat problems are usually fairly easy to solve. And really, if the cat you have is causing THAT much of a problem, then you can probably find a simple solution on the internet. It’s a lot easier (and quicker) than waiting for a specific episode of this show.
Overall, it’s a good show, but a bit simple minded. And if you aren’t a cat person, then Housecat Housecall is going to seem a bit gay (I mean that in the nicest of ways).
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