There is a neighbourhood cat in our area that is notorious for visiting houses other than his own. Over the last 6 months or so he has decided he REALLY likes it at our house and often comes in to sleep the day away. Every morning when I open the front door he scoots in for breakfast, sometimes goes back out right away, often parks himself....wherever he wants....and makes himself at home. We've all fallen in love with him and he is often waiting at the front door when my 21 year old son wanders in late at night. More often than not he spends the night sleeping on my son's bed (they adore each other). Anyway, I decided quite some time ago to get a litter box for our visiting friend but he doesn't seem to know what it's for. If I put it out he jumps in, rolls around in it like it's catnip and then jumps out. I'm assuming he has a cat door in his 'real' home and does his business outside. Any suggestions as to how to encourage him? We're sometimes gone for hours at a time and I'm concerned about him not having a place to go. Oh, and while I'm at it, he refused to drink water unless it's out of the toilet. Maybe this is normal, I don't know a lot about cats (other than I love them).
post #1 of 4
12/31/05 at 1:47pm