Friday, August 12, 2011

Thanks Everyone!


We want to thank everybody who gave us ideas about how to help with my problems. Mom looked at the "Happy Litterbox" website (thanks, Chey!) and got some information about things to help cats who don't use their litterboxes. With me it's just peeing. I always poop in the litterbox and I'm quite proud of my stink bombs!

Tonight, after it gets dark, Mom is going around with the blacklight to look for spots that will show up 'cause this morning she found a pee I did last night on the glass-topped dining room table. Then she shouted some words on the bad word list and said how "everything stinks around here" and that I might have to live in the bathroom 'cause I'm "ruining everything in this house".

Purr for me friends, that Mom can find some stuff to help me. She's going to visit all the pet stores tomorrow.


At August 12, 2011 5:55 AM, Blogger Fage said...

Oh no! We hope your mom doesnt get too upset! And we hope she can find something to help you! Keep us updated!

At August 12, 2011 9:40 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

WE are purring hard. It is very frustrating to have a cat who doesn't want to use a litter box (and to be that cat). We are hopeful that Romeo's site gave you some good ideas.

At August 12, 2011 3:45 PM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

Oh Max, we're hoping you can get your problem under control!

At August 12, 2011 4:28 PM, Blogger Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Paws crossed that some of the info on Romeo's site helps you!

At August 12, 2011 4:41 PM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

Oh Max! We are purring for you! WE do not want you to live in the bathroom!

At August 12, 2011 9:27 PM, Blogger Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

I hope your mom can find something to help you.

Mom Paula

At August 13, 2011 9:07 AM, Blogger William said...

Max, I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. My mom can empathize with yours, too, because Pee Queen has peed on the carpet here. The first time PQ was about to pee there, my mom caught her just in time, but not this last time (times? Mom always gets nervous when PQ doesn't use her special mat). PQ was sequestered in the big bathroom for a week, and alone she was fine--using the box and everything. Mom thinks she just doesn't like living with other cats in general, and add to that the miserable heat and the stress of a new, smaller place. But that's not a good solution, because that's bad for the rest of us kids.

Sigh. I don't think either one of them is happy, so my mom doesn't know what to do either. :-(

At August 13, 2011 2:29 PM, Blogger Mark's Mews said...

We dont have that problem, so there isnt much advice we can give. We hope the vet finds the cause, cuz ya sure dont want Mom mad at you!

Just a thought, though. Iffen ya are THAT fat (sorry) mebbe ya just dont have enough space fer yer bladder to hold the pee an it gets too urgent all of a sudden?

At August 13, 2011 8:38 PM, Blogger Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hey Max--Props on the damage you inflicted while being forced into that carrier--good job!

I hope you can find a good solution for your rather "uncontained" peeing. I mean, *I* don't mind a nice manly pee-smell, but the Humans get all squicked out about it. Sigh.

Good luck!

At August 14, 2011 1:30 PM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear,Max,you are in the "doghouse." We hope a solution can be found soon. Did your mom change anything before this started - where the litterbox sits, change the type of box, etc?

Oh, and BTW, how did you make out convincing your mom you don't need a d-i-e-t?

At August 17, 2011 7:36 AM, Blogger Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Sorry to hear about your issues, Max. Doing that doesn't win any popularity contests, Disco and Coco can vouch for that.

Teri has 'rehabbed' quite a few kitties and this is what she does:

My usual routine with rehab-I set them up in a 4' x 4' x 2' cage, next to my computer desk so they are away from the other cats but get lots of interaction from me. The cage has a sleeping shelf with a heating pad, a large litterbox that is theirs alone and of course, food and water dishes.

If the cat is good for 2 weeks in the cage-meaning neat, not peeing outside the box, not digging up the bedding etc (which is an places to tempt them like the sink and tub as some cats like to go in them as they are clean always.

If they are good for 2 weeks in the bathroom, then I put down bathmats to tempt them. If they are good for 2 more weeks and not peeing on the bathmats, then they get to move into my library room.

If they are good there, then the next step is the guest bedroom. If good there, then they get to meet one of the cats and see if that starts anything up.

So, it is a long process, from 2 months to 6 months in duration.

You might talk to your vet about trying I think it would be worth it to try him on the anxiety med, Lorazepam 0.5mg and give 1/4 tablet every 24 hours.

Also, here is a link to a website that makes 'pants' that fit like a charm and can be used when the kitty is out and about. Sammy, my retired stud cat wears them, in fact his pix are on their website!


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