Wrongly Accused?

When I first saw that a cat had pooped on our new sofa, naturally I knew it was Chris because that is the kind I thing that Chris would do. Then it happened again and again, perhaps six or eight times in all. The last three times , including this morning, I began to think Chris may not be the cat doing this.

Cats on sofa

About a week ago a poop appeared when Chris was napping on our bed. I didn’t know exactly when it happened, so I couldn’t rule Chris out, but it did make me wonder. Then, a few days ago, I saw Puck on the sofa through the kitchen window and a few minutes later I noticed the cover was moved. When I looked closer, I saw that it was folded over to cover a poop. It may have already been like that but if it was, I would think I would have seen Puck sniffing that area.

This morning I saw Puck again from the kitchen. He was standing on the sofa looking suspicious. I watched him until he laid down and then I went about my business. About ten minutes later there was a poop on the sofa. Puck was standing under the table about five feet away while Chris was lying on the floor in the kitchen.

I have no hard evidence but I think that Puck is the culprit, not Chris. I have been worried about him lately because he seems to be excessively grooming himself to the point where the fur on his back and the inside of his thighs is very thin. He also has small patches of fur missing from his head from fighting with Frankie and from Chris trying to dominate him. Perhaps he is just over stressed. I think we need to bring him to the vet. There may be one solution that will help the pooping and the grooming.

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25 thoughts on “Wrongly Accused?

  1. PigLove

    Do you think Puck is just stressed out from the move to a new place and finding ‘his spot’ in the home? Sometimes our Mouse Girl gets like that. It’s when she is feeling like she is getting lost in the shuffle and the boys here (not me – I piggy swear) seem to be showing her who is actually in charge. We give her more affection (if that is possible) and she is back to norm. I’m not sure if that is Puck’s problem? XOXO – Bacon

      1. PigLove

        hhmm – not really sure. Maybe watch Puck more closely and give him some extra attention? That’s what mom does to Mouse Girl here when she has her times. If not, vet wellness visit. XOXO – Bacon

  2. onespoiledcat

    Maybe it is stress………..I know a couple of people who have had luck with Bach’s Rescue Remedy to keep their cats calm and more relaxed. I’ve never used it but some say it does the trick.


  3. pilch92

    Prancie does that too with the over grooming. I wasn’t sure if she was itchy from an allergy. The vet has us use a children’s benadryl ( you would need dosing information from the vet based on weight) and that made her stop. Sammy poops on the bed when Spooky has been on it so I spray the bed with Feliway when I move Spooky off of it and that helps. Good luck.

  4. Summer

    It could be stress. Also, if he is overgrooming, it could be affecting his output and maybe he’s not getting everything out in the litter box, and some is still stuck to his rear end (that’s happened with Binga – she had constipation and is on some inexpensive meds now). Hopefully the vet will have a solution for you.

  5. catfromhell

    Stress…is big when problem behavior happens at our house! And moving with its changes can and has changed the dynamics within our household of pets. We found keeping the cats in different rooms when we were not at home really helped getting them accustomed. We also find it helps when we have “cat wars”


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