Hi--I'm new here, and I noted that some folks have posted similar questions to mine....so please bear with me....I have two male cats (one 8, one 7) who were feral kittens in our neighborhood. Pumpkin and Jack are both big toms now, essentially, which (I believe) is where our issue lies. When my husband moved in, they initially started pooping in his shoes, and on his pillow in the middle of the night. Thankfully, he stayed . I guess they realized he wasn't going anywhere, so now they've just elected to poop in the back rooms, and peeing on ANY throw rug I have down. This (again) is building resentment between the "men" in my household, and like other folks on this board, I've relented to letting them be outside a lot of the day, but back inside during the evening. They do seem much happier, and I have finally let my guard down a little (they stay on the porch and in the yard). We are attempting to remodel our back 2 rooms (new floors, drywall, painting, etc...). I even thought that by removing the old sub-floor and installing a new one, that it would fix the issue. Simply put, their potty issues have really put a damper on my husband's willingness to work on the project (and spend any money on it) because he just feels like they are going to ruin it....I have to say, I'm a little disappointed in them, too...it's a frustrating behavior, especially when all avenues have been looked at (medical, litter box numbers, litter, etc...). What has ACTUALLY worked for anyone on this board? And for a long term.....it just seems like it should be SO simple, and it just isn't. Please don't tell me to get rid of my husband, because I think he's been more than patient.... Thanks for any suggestions you can give.
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8/30/05 at 7:39am