I've got 2 female cats. One is pretty well trained, the other one is totally sweet but can't be around my boyfriend when he stands up. She comes over to sit on us and cuddle, she likes to headbutt my boyfriend and rub her face against his, it's adorable. She'll hang out on the couch, on the bed, as long as he's seated, but when he stands up or walks near her, she becomes defensive and she crouches close to the floor, and she'll pee wherever she's crouching and then flee, leaving his feeling hurt (he takes it pretty personally). Sometimes I preempt the situation if she's sitting on my couch or bed (don't have rubber sheets myself) and put her on the floor in a place where she can still make her getaway. I've started keeping a bucket and mop around for these incidents and I made her a cat bed in the back of the house where she can flee to, but I'm tired of her smelling like pee and when we bathe her she thinks it's punishment. She and the other cat get along fine but have territory/alpha cat issues that are always at play. We've started letting her outside as a reward and she loves it, but when she comes in she seems more feral than when she left. Any advice?
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1/6/09 at 6:38am