Lately Pancake has been very naughty. He has taken to crying non-stop at the front door...he wants desperately to go outside and play in the snow. Any time we let him outside to play, his crying just gets worse the next time. And did I mention that we live in Michigan and it is cold outside? It is not very fun to watch him when you are freezing your butt off. Also, his crying is so piercing, you would think we were sticking hot coals under his toenails. I'm afraid the neighbors are going to call the ASPCA and turn us in for kitty torture. Really, his crying is soooo high pitched and very annoying...especially when you are trying to talk on the phone or concentrate in any way. So, in an effort to put a stop to this behavior, we have started giving him kitty time-outs. We simply lock him in the dining room for a few minutes. So far it works....for a little while. When he starts crying again, we simply put him back in the room.