My new male cat - almost 6 months old - has recently developed a strange ritual: whenever I clean his litter box, he uses it, either urinating or pooping while I'm there. He seems to be undisturbed by my presence. I have had cats my entire life and have never encountered this. All of my other cats would be very hesitant to use the box while I was around. This one seems to be not only indifferent to my presence but actually chooses to use the book when I'm there. I can even scoop it as he goes about his business. I don't know whether to be flattered or dismayed as I can't figure out if this is a sign of trust and comfort or a well intentioned insult. I am completely at a loss as to the meaning of this. I would appreciate some insight or thoughts into this behavior.
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2/5/06 at 12:33pm