Oh, that's funny....
Sometimes I can say BLECH BLECH and stick my tongue out
and whatever is being "sampled" or tried, will stop. Not always.
That worked well on Weezie.
But Maya, was so good as a kitten, no scratching, no major naughty breakage, etc. All I say is uh, uhn...and she'd stop.
She didn't even scratch US even by accident.
Weezie tried to climb the French windows all the time. She does
stuff just to irk me, and get my attention. She will also scratch the windows...
(usually when she wants to go out).
We've never had a cord chewer though. I was thinking she wanted hubby's attention in his lap, and bit the cord to spite him. She may have not liked the headphones. For a long time she didn't like my visor hat either. But now she knows when I put it on I am going out. She is ultra smart compared to any other cat we've had.
She knows the names of all her toys...sounds in kitchen, tiny details that the other cats never seemed to do. She is now stealing socks out of the clothes basket. She still loves clothes, LOL. That is what we got.... adopting from another part of the state, with a unique gene-pool! LOL