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Old 08-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #151
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I had a cat who had been found on the street and who occasionally peed in inappropriate places. These weren't accidents. They were intentional. E.g., she climbed into a box of books, on top of the books (while I was watching), and peed; she peed on my clothing; she peed on the floor. I considered having her put down, but I decided that inappropriate peeing wasn't a capital offence. This was when I had had her for less than a year. She never really stopped doing it, but didn't do it as much. She lived with me for 15 years, until she died.
I don't think the white cat was having accidents either. I imagine it was either intentional, and hopefully would have stopped after she got more settled in, or it's possible they didn't keep the little box clean, and she was finding other spots to go. They also had another cat, which makes the dirty little box even more likely. I really don't know. I was so disgusted that they didn't call me, I didn't even ask.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #152
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I don't think the white cat was having accidents either. I imagine it was either intentional, and hopefully would have stopped after she got more settled in, or it's possible they didn't keep the little box clean, and she was finding other spots to go. They also had another cat, which makes the dirty little box even more likely. I really don't know. I was so disgusted that they didn't call me, I didn't even ask.
That is awful that they didn't call you.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:26 PM   #153
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Catwoman: I had two British Shorthair male kit kats who lived for 22 years.

Not going in their Litter, is a message ... My viewpoint is, that they are unhappy and / or sick. Cats are very tidy ... and it is also a " turf marking " however, it is quite clear, something is wrong ...

We feed alot of strays in Madrid Capital Alleyways ... and now in Gargano Peninsula, Puglia too.

They have a language that says alot more than we understand ...

Listen carefully.

Best regards and have wonderful summer,
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #154
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That is great news! Love when a stray finds their fur-ever home!
+1 It only cost me $232. Oh, the rescue group is sending $50 to me to cover the cost of the spay...at humane society rates, I paid $95 for that! . I wonder which vet is doing the group's spays for that...I've got another stray cat on the property...
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #155
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That is wonderful Skittle

There should be more people like you out there

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I've rescued and re-homed quite a few strays, and I always tell the person that if it isn't working out, I will gladly take the cat back, no questions asked. I'll even come get him/her. I also do a 6 month check in, just so I know everyone is still happy. Well, one time when I sent a message to the people who were so excited to have a beautiful long haired white cat, they responded that she had accidents on the floor (they stated it in a not so nice way), and they had to "get rid of her". I am still so angry about that. Maybe she was having accidents from the stress of everything changing on her again, because for the couple weeks I had her, she always went in the box. I honestly don't want to know how they "got rid of her." I didn't even respond. I just sent a message to the people who took my most recent rescue. I hope they respond... He was the sweetest cat I've met in a long time. A couple weeks after they took him they sent me a picture, said they'd named him sylvester, and that everyone loved him.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:59 AM   #156
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Anytime I've had cats, their "accidents" have not been accidents, period. They've been (OK, can't resist) pissed off because of having to move their litter box or share it.

The one time I had a dog start to "leak", I went to the vet, who did a full blood work-up, and found she had kidney disease. The Science Diet k/d stopped her peeing in the wrong places. She was given a few months to live, and lived for 18 months (without ever pissing on the bed again).

Assuming you have a clean room with a cleaned daily litter box, if suddenly your cat quits using it, look for emotional upheaval (i.e., a new pet in the house, or for that matter, a new child or husband), and work on that.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:49 AM   #157
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here's our most recently rescued pet: mush the cat.



we went to the shelter, found the american league east cellar and rescued him.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:31 AM   #159
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Beautiful feline. Thank you for sharing photo. He is all personality.

Have lovely August.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #160
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Chef, Culinary Instructor, Cat & Kitten Foster Parent

Chef Ed Buchanan is a Chef, Culinary Instructor and Cat & Kitten Foster Care Rescuer, often called a Cat Whisperer ...

His email: chefedb60@hotmail.com

He is a blogger and works with The West Palm Beach, Florida Cat & Kitten Shelters ( which do not perform elimination of species ).

I highly recommend for those interested to email Ed and Barbara, his lovely wife if you have any questions such as:

Urinating out of the box
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Personalities and Understanding their Cat Language
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He is a true Hero, and caretaker of the homeless kits, cats, ageing and injured.

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