That's her! She will be 6 years old in July. Our first and only, so far.
My wife (not sure what her log-in user name is) and I have been members for a couple months now since we brought Mesha home from the Animal Welfare Society, but haven't really had a need to post until recently because we have done searches through the forums and most of our questions have been answered already.
Now, for the most part, Mesha's an , but recently she's started doing something that made us register on here in the first place - going #2 just outside of her litter box. She was supposed to have been fully litter box trained, and it seems like for the most part, she was. When it first happened, she was going on the bathroom rug (her litter box is in the bathroom), or on the junk piece of carpeting we put down under her box. The first time she started doing it, we changed the litter, made sure Mesha knew this by putting her in it just after, problem solved. Just a week ago, she started up again, going #2 outside of her box on the junk carpeting piece (we don't dare put the new rug down), and I've read that if something changes with the owner(s)' lifestyle, that a cat may start doing something like this. However, NOTHING'S changed!! We can't figure out for the life of us why all of a sudden, she started doing it again. For a couple days, after using the litter box training technique of picking up the #2 and putting it in the box, and then putting her in it after, worked, but then today, we found she had gone again on the junk piece of carpeting.
She seems to like the food we give her, she gets plenty of treats, lots of play time, plenty of toys, and we have a big apartment. We have no idea why she started back up after a couple months of being so good.
We really could use some help, and all of it is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.