- 6 years ago
.Alright – so this is a rather heated debate in my house all the time and frankly, it’s leaving me resentful and spiteful.
When I was 12, my mom consented to let me have a kitty. My friend’s cat across the street had kittens, and I was allowed to have one. Her name is Khloe and she’s a brat. She only loves me, she’s very feisty, but has mellowed over the years and I love her dearly.
6 months or so after we got her, my grandmother’s outdoor cat had kittens, and we got another one. His name is Goober. He was very playful and sweet, and incredibly entertaining.
So now we move on to their litter habits….
I’ve always been pretty adverse to cleaning the cat boxes, ever since the get-go. My mom would help me occasionally, but for the most part, it has always been my responsibility. Everything was fine and dandy, they used it appropriately, and all was well.
Then we moved 900 miles east and ever since then we’ve had issues with them going to the bathroom on clothes and carpets. We’ve had them both fixed since then, but to no avail. My mom caught Khloe, the female, spraying once, so we thought the issue was her. But then my SO and I moved out and I brought them with me. The problem has continued into our new home. (They’ve even used a clean basket of laundry before if left unattended too long.) I’ve caught our male cat going where he wasn’t supposed to, so now I don’t know who it is. The majority of the issue is in the basement where our male cat resides out of fear 99% of the time.
Now, I admit, I’m not so great about cleaning out the cat boxes, and these cats use it far more than any cats I’ve ever known. I have two large pans and both will be beyond recognizeable in days! I’ve tried scooping everyday, but after awhile I get lazy and stop.
Currently we keep our litter pans in the basement as it is unfinished. But, as it is unfinished, it’s not exactly a place we spend a lot of time, so it becomes out of sight out of mind.
Oh – did I mention SO has REFUSED to ever clean or scoop it?! Ya. That’s always been fun. So, I think I’ve almost created a mental adversion to the cat boxes.
So – any hints on how I could become better about this, or maybe I could find a new place for the litter pans to go that I see more? What do you do?