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10/28/08 at 8:04pm
I am glad my cats not the only one with a litter fetish. ReeRee takes FOREVER in the box....and he is loud. We can hear him two rooms away banging the sides of the box as he furiously tries and cover and recover the debris. I think it's funny. It's his little quirk, they all have them. I'm just called he cleans after himself! Some cats don't and it is stinky gross.
One of mine "digs to China" in the litter box. It makes her happy so I don't sweat it.
Actually, your cat purring and hissing doesn't sound strange to me at all. Many cats do that. She might not ever be the easiest cat to love on but once you all learn the boundaries you probably won't notice anymore.
If she were living with me, I'd try adding this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FH708I It's the Feliway Comfort Zone diffuser. Basically, it works like a Glade plug in but rather than releasing a scent, it releases cat pheromones that will help her relax and feel more comfortable. Like someone said, even if she's not in the same room as the dogs she knows they're there so that will help her with that adjustment.
Also, is she fixed yet? I think you said she's about 6 or 7 months so she might not yet have been done (there are lots of opinions on when is the best time to do that so check with your vet). It occurs to me that if she's beginning to feel her first dose of hormones that that could be contributing to her behavior.