Big (Sausage?) peed on the wall the day before yesterday. Yes, on the wall. I was a little horrified since he did it right in front of me and has had completely perfect litter box behavior until now…knock on wood! But he did it while in the litter box and tried to cover it afterwards, so I don’t think he was intentionally peeing on the wall, he just didn’t squat like he usually does so it went over the side of the box. And since I could tell it was unintentional, I didn’t stop him in the middle or punish him because I didn’t want him to think I was punishing him for using the litter box. But I did have a nice mess to clean up and was thankful for having hardwood floors. The cat only pees once or twice a day, so it was a LOT of urine. I was concerned that it may mean he has a urinary tract infection or something else, but he has peed and acted normally since then, so it may have just been a fluke.
I went out and bought a hooded litter box with top entry just in case he decides that he prefers standing while peeing. So far, only Little has used it. Big jumped into it and started to dig, but Little jumped on the top of it and started swatting at his head. I guess the box has been claimed by the Admiral.
A cute photo taken by Jordan yesterday:
Please excuse the hairy rug. It’s the preferred location for wrestling and playing, and no amount of vacuuming could prevent the accumulation of Little fur. Actually, daily vacuuming would likely prevent it, but that’s just not going to happen.