Friday, October 20, 2006

Seamus, the very pissed off cat

I'm just about at the end of my rope with the cat.

Alec's travel schedule picked up toward the end of my pregnancy with Lindsay, and became weekly once she was about 2 weeks old. None of us likes that he travels several days a week, but Seamus has taken it the hardest.

He was occasionally peeing on the floor right after I had Lindsay. It seemed to happen when the litterbox needed to be changed. Lindsay got a bit bigger, and I was able to take care of changing it more often. But it seemed that every time I would change the box, he would immediately pee on the floor.

It is happening on a daily basis even though I change the box once every few days. Today, I have gone into the bathroom to find the floor wet 3 times.

Alec keeps pointing out that I haven't caught him doing it.

When Alec went away on Monday, the cat went down to the basement. He didn't come up the entire time Alec was gone, even though the door was open. He wet the floor at the foot of the basement stairs...but the floor in the bathroom remained dry.

What to do about the cat? I am considering moving him down into the basement and setting up a litterbox and food down there for him. He may or may not actually use the box. I'm not all that thrilled at the basement stinking of cat urine all the time.

I've really grown to dislike him, and I feel horrible about that. He was our adored pet.


Kicking N. Screaming said...

Have you taken him to the vet? He may have a urinary tract infection, in which case, it's fixable. If that's not it, you'll have to take him to that pet psychic lady so she can tell you what Seamus is trying to say.

Epiphany Alone said...

I took him to the vet back when he started doing this. It cost $200 for them to tell me it's behavioral and there wasn't anything they can do about it.