We've had Miso for nine years. He is a big and lovable cat, however if we go away over night or for a weekend the whole house becomes his litter pan. We have been reduced to putting plastic all over the house when he's home alone. This behavior started when we were caring temporarily for another cat for some friends. This cat was a smaller female and seems to have "taught" Miso this behavior. She would use a litter pan if we were in the house, but not if we weren't home. She was a spayed female and Miso is nuetered so I dont' think it was ateritorial thing. When we get home and Miso has been up to this trick, we show it to him and then confine him to the bathroom with his litter pan for a while. He will usually do it one more time after we let him out, just to let us know how mad he is. Is there any way, short of confining Miso when we'll be gone overnight, to stop this behavior?
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3/13/01 at 6:32am