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Old 01-06-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
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My Cats are Doing it Again

They are laying together..... hugging. They are embraced in total bliss, just snuggling. Its amazing to me. These guys that fight and play.... sometimes just act like brothers (they arent). THey just embrace each other.... close their eyes.... and sleep.
It amazes me every time how cats act towards each other when they get along. They clean the other guy (licking them on the forehead or whatever) and purr. I just wish I had a camera. I keep looking at them while I type this. Its actually relaxing ME. Cute little guys.

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Old 01-06-2007, 12:31 AM   #2
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Sounds like purrrrr fection to me Cats are lovely creatures. I am allergic to them, but I can see how they would bring some sort of calm to the house
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:52 AM   #3
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I caught my cat jumping on the bed this morning. He was jumping off the dresser onto the bed, running back to the dresser and jumping again. That was so funny.
Sometimes he jumps in a white plastic grocery bag and runs through the house scaring the dogs. Fortunately, we have all seen him do this. Not just me. Otherwise, I would not have told this story.
He also like to put his paws in my slippers and push them like pedals (right/left/right) and run through the house. Probably how he navigates his bag too!
Our other little kitty likes to put the scoop in the litter box when she thinks it needs cleaning.
A cat's day is so much different from a dogs. lol
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:42 AM   #4
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k, here's a cat question for you guys. Lily lily Queen of cats is 13 or 14 years old. She's always been an outside kitty but as she's getting older we've decided to bring her in most of the time.... We've had great luck in getting her to pee in the litter box. BUT, after she does that she runs upstairs and poops in the corner and then runs around the house like a crazy mean dog is chasing her. She'll run in circles for 4 or 5 minutes. It's very weird.... How do we get her to use the box for all her potty needs??

Also... now that she's been IN more than OUT she waits to do it all inside... She'll be out for hours and then she comes right in and heads to the box. Weird.
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Try putting another box in the corner where she has been going. It might help. If she starts using it, maybe later you could get her back down to one box. I have learned one thing about cats--You never can tell what they are going to do!

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Old 01-06-2007, 02:19 AM   #6
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PDS.... you have just made your cat VERY sad. I dont know why the change.... but it dosent matter. The pooping is a sign of being very unhappy.
Either you continue letting her out OR..... you must be hard core on her.
What I mean is.... you must keep her locked up for 2 weeks within the "cat box" room. Provide food, water (duh) and keep her in the same room as those things with the litter box.
She will eventually get the idea, and go in the box.
But I suggest you let her be the outdoor cat she was. If you cant.... then I see no other way. Its though..... but it is neccessary for her transition.
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-DEADLY SUSHI- Might I remind you that the cat is 13-14 years old. They brought the cat in to be kind. She's too old for bootcamp. The extra box was a good idea; she wants a little privacy. It's going to take some time and patience.
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pds, I almost forgot. When Lily Lily Queen of Cats (I have always loved her name!) does poop on the floor, put some of it in her box. That will show her that she should go in the box. That works with some cats. You still might want to put a second box where she has been going, at least for awhile.

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Sushi, your story really made me smile. Once I took care of a kitten while his owner was away on her holiday and I had my Hobbes with me. Hobbes was so sweet with the little guy, did exactly the same thing, hugging, licking his little head etc... I love cats, too!!

Trish, about Lily's toilet training, you already got good advices, yeah, it will take some patience but she will get the message sooner or later. It is just a little more difficult for her to adjust to a different life style, after living outdoors for so long. As Sushi pointed out though, she may be a bit sad about being cooped up indoors, how about a little daily play time out side while you watch her?
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I agree with Sushi and Barbara. Lily is sad but a second box is the ticket. Many of my cats like to use one box for pee and another for poop. Even the 2 outside cats will do this in different areas.
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