I know what you’re thinking. “Not another poop story!” Yes, it’s true. If you truly don’t have the fortitude to read anything more about poop, I suggest you stop reading now.
For those of you still with me, here we go…
Rose’s birthday is after Christmas, so to celebrate, we vacationed in St. Augustine at the end of 2011. By then, Chris’s problem with pooping on the floor had not been eliminated but it was down to a tolerable level. We had a cat sitter come in while we were gone and when we came back we were greeted by poop on the floor.
I think, perhaps, he was punishing us for going away, but the punishing didn’t stop when we got home. He was literally pooping on the floor two or three times a day. Worse, it was usually on the carpet and not in the tub where he used to poop. At least there it was easier to clean.
Out of desperation I bought Precious Cat Litter Attractant and put it in our litter boxes. At $15 a bottle it was not cheap, but if it worked, it would be worth it. It didn’t. Chris continued to poop on the floor so I brought the unused portion back to the store for my money back.
A short time later I was doing more research and realized I did not follow the directions and added the attractant to a litter that was not unscented, so I decided to try again. This time I bought the Cat Attract litter so I would be sure it was right. Again, it is an expensive litter but I was desperate.
This time there was some hope. The bag of litter had a 100% litter box usage guarantee but Chris was still not using the litter box 100% of the time. I thought about returning it again but that was a hassle. Plus, he was using it more and as time went by, his litter box usage improved until he very rarely pooped on the floor.
Later, when it was time to change the litter, I assumed the floor pooping was a habit that was now broken so I bought their cheaper but still expensive unscented litter. So what do you think happened? Remember we are talking about Chris who never makes anything easy. Of course he started pooping on the floor again.
I guess we are stuck with an expensive, pain-in-the-butt cat, but, believe it or not, I wouldn’t trade him for anything. Well, almost anything…just kidding.