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Just call me the Sherlock of litter boxes!

post #1 of 11
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Sometimes cats can have behavior patterns that are easily recognized. One of these is their use of the litter box. I only use one litter box for my two cats. Yes, I keep it very clean. One day DW asked me how I was going to know "who was doing what" in the litter box, using only one box. Well, as it turned out, Persi just goes in and leaves everything laying on the top of the sand whereas Alley digs very deep and leaves everything on the very bottom of the box and covers everything up extremely well.

Last night when we went to bed, I asked DW where Alley was. She did not know and was about to conk out with Ambien. I am on crutches right now so I did not want to go looking for her.

So, this morning arrives and I went in to clean out the litter box. And right away I noticed that Alley had not used the litter box. Persi was watching me as he always does and I told him that "we must have a cat locked in the closet somewhere". So we started opening doors and when we got to the office, Persi started trying to reach under the closet door. I knew what I was going to find: One very upset Alley, who took off like a streak of lightning and headed straight for the litter box!!
post #2 of 11
Awwww, poor Alley!

Excellent detective work!
post #3 of 11
Persi the detective!
post #4 of 11
Oh! Poor Alley! And a good girl for not pooping in the closet! Persi knew all along where she was, he just wanted you to himself for the night!
post #5 of 11
Oh poor baby, she was a good girl holding it all that time.

Same thing happend to me once.
I had been putting laundry away and about an hour later I realized that Lizzie kept going to the bedroom closet, sitting in front of it then coming and sitting in front of me.
I then realized that I hadn't seen Gracie for awhile, sure enough I opened the closet door and there was Gracie sound asleep in the back of the closet.
post #6 of 11
A Vet once told me that cat poop should look like Tootsie Rolls. Yep, she was right. Gracie has Tootsie mini's that are covered, and George....well, let's just say that he would make a lumberjack proud. Of course, he does not cover it up.

Oh, by the way, do your cats run for the box right after your change out the litter? My two fight to see who will be first to christen the fresh new sand. Funny.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Graciecat View Post
Oh poor baby, she was a good girl holding it all that time.

Same thing happend to me once.
I had been putting laundry away and about an hour later I realized that Lizzie kept going to the bedroom closet, sitting in front of it then coming and sitting in front of me.
I then realized that I hadn't seen Gracie for awhile, sure enough I opened the closet door and there was Gracie sound asleep in the back of the closet.

We do "nose counts" prior to leaving the house or going to bed to ensure that no little ones are stuck anywhere. Two noses = good to go.
post #8 of 11
Litterbox: SVU (stuck victims unit) Good detective work, Persi!
post #9 of 11
Mine too have the idea that they should get to see every nook and cranny in the house. I've never had cats or dogs before so sometimes I just go about my business opening and closing closet, bathroom, bedroom, and pantry doors without doing a cat count. Fortunate for me my kitties only talk when they want something and the "Help! You shut me in the pantry!" whine is distinct.
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Oh! Poor Alley! And a good girl for not pooping in the closet! Persi knew all along where she was, he just wanted you to himself for the night!
You know, I think you are right! He was right up there on the pillows last night where Alley usually gets first. Now that you mention it, I think he knew all along poor Alley was locked in the closet. And here I have been bragging all along about how much in love they were. Well, I guess he just thinks he is still the King.
post #11 of 11
Well what do you do with a little smart aleck who thinks he's an executive or something - when he's had enough of us (and who can blame him), he goes down the hall to our bedroom, closes the door behind him, and goes to sleep on the bed. It's embarassing!
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