Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pussy Dilemma

Damn. What to do?

Rock... Meet hard place...

In April '04 I lost my good friend Soupie to a car and I was devistated to say the least. Soupie got me through some hard times in my transitional period at the time and it was a huge loss for me. Soup was a dog trapped in a cat's body with a dog's mindset.

I felt the need to replace her and got two siblings from the shelter about a week later. From that point on until last September they were the coolest cat sisters too. I couldn't split the two apart. I guess that's my fault.

After we moved into the new place, Wheelie has been pissin' and shittin' where she wants and it's driving me up the fuggin' wall. I'm giving that bitch until the end of the month when I get back from the desert. If I find some dooks when I get back, I've already decided that she's going back to a shelter. Not a feral prison, but a kitty jail. I can't hang with that shit. Nothing has changed except where we live now. Bunker is Soupie reincarnated and there's no way I'm going to deport her. Bunker parties. Wheelie on the other hand is skain' on some thin fucking ice!

I hate to split up siblings, but I don't know what else to do. If there are any cat whisperers out there, some knowledge would help. I'm at my wit's end...

This is Soupie... Bunker:

Wheelie. You have until the end of the month before you have a new family...

I'm not happy about it, but I'm content with it...

18 comments:

Paul said...

I will never own another cat exactly for the reasons you just stated. Been there. Done that. I'm fuckin' done. Fuck cats.

kerrcarto said...

Get a fucking dog.

Shelly said...

You could try Sarah Stone. She helped us with our cats. Yes, she is a "cat whisperer" of sorts. She does distance work meaning that she doesn't need to be present. A little out there for some, but it WORKS!

Here's her website: www.sarahstone.net. You can reach her at sarah@sarahstone.net or (702) 689-8800.

Good luck!

Omnibus Driver said...

Also, you might try this book from Pam Bennett Johnson. I've met her and used her techniques in the past with cats of my own.

But before you do anything else, when's the last time you took the cat to the vet? That's the place to start.

Harper said...

Have we covered the easy stuff? Spayed? Two separate litter boxes? Litter boxes away from food dish? Moving boxes to different rooms? Different brand/type of litter?

kerrcarto said...

Get a fucking dog.

PeggyU said...

Kerrcarto - Dogs shit and pee on things too. One of our friends had a dog that would find and eat the most disgusting things, which upset his stomach. Then he would crap where he wasn't supposed to, then try to "fix" it by eating the crap. Finally he would end up vomiting up the crap!

When he had the occasional explosive diarrhea, he would try to hide it by dragging household objects (throw pillows, towels, extension cords, papers ...) to the mess to cover it up.

Still want a dog?

CharlieDelta said...

kerrcarto-
When I got these two, I was living in an apartment at the time and couldn't have a dog. Believe me brother, I've always wanted a dog. Problem was that I couldn't have one until my current situation.

Shelly-
Thanks for the 411. These cats have helped me through some tough times and I really don't want to split sisters up. That wouldn't be right after all this time...

Omnibus Driver-
Thank you for the link. I will have to check her out. Somthing has to give and I hope it's my patience.

Harper-
Yes, they are both spayed. That was part of the deal with me getting them from the shelter, and I had no problem with paying for it.

This is the first week of separate boxes after my Mom suggested it. The litter has always been in a different room than the food. Their water is in a diffrent room from the different room as well. I never even thought about the brand/type of litter. Thanks for the tip. I'm gonna have to try that, 'cause I really don't want to split these two up...

PeggyU-
Seriously. I don't like picking up dog shit either. Scoopin some cat-crap out of a box is a lot easier than steppin in dog turds on yer way to pickin' up dog turds...

PeggyU said...

There are some tidy dogs too. No such thing as a hassle free pet, I don't think. Honestly, I think we had the easiest time with the rats, and they were actually pretty entertaining and endearing ... but didn't live long enough and succumbed horribly to cancer!

One thing I have heard about cats is that if they are attacked (for example, being ambushed by another cat) while using the litter box, they may shy away from it for a while. Two litter boxes may help if they tend to be territorial. Another thing I have heard is that if a cat has a bladder infection (more common with female cats), then they associate the pain of peeing with using the litter box ... and will avoid it. So, you might want to make sure no UTI's by checking with the vet. They can give you these crystals to put in a cat box in place of litter, so that you can collect a specimin to take to the vet - so that you don't have to wring it out of the cat. :)

Fukitol said...

Kerrcarto - Dogs shit and pee on things too. One of our friends had a dog that would find and eat the most disgusting things, which upset his stomach. Then he would crap where he wasn't supposed to, then try to "fix" it by eating the crap. Finally he would end up vomiting up the crap!

When he had the occasional explosive diarrhea, he would try to hide it by dragging household objects (throw pillows, towels, extension cords, papers ...) to the mess to cover it up.

Still want a dog?


WTF?!?!?

Dogs good? Yes. But not a retarded one like what is written about above. Look, nothing turns my stomach faster than seeing a cat on a kitchen counter.

End of story.

SandraV said...

Had a cat that was on the table/counter the second we walked out of the room. So a bowl of milk on a cookie sheet with the "probes" of an electric fence box generator thingy connected (one in the milk, one to the metal cookie sheet). Cat was "cured" in one try. I love cats, but they really upset my stomach unless I marinade them correctly.
- Get a dog!
(I do really like cats if they are friendly and don't treat me like they are god).

PeggyU said...

Fukitol - I've had good cats and bad cats and good dogs and bad dogs. I think it's a toss up, really.

We had a very good tabby cat who went missing one day. I still miss him eight years later! Have not found another cat who compares to him. The cats we have now are pukers. I don't really like cleaning up after them, but I'm used to it! I would like to have a dog if it didn't mean we had to fence the yard. I'd want a large dog that needed lots of room, so it would mean a lot of fence. Not ready for that just yet!

I have also recently witnessed some horrible dog behavior and want to avoid getting a dog from hell. I'm not sure how you can tell ahead of time what you are getting.

The dog I mentioned before ... the stories that came from his owner made me cringe. He must have had an otherwise stellar personality, because he lived to a ripe old age. Another friend had a boxer who was the dumbest damned thing I have ever seen. It would bark at rocks (not even kidding)! The dog had multiple health problems, including irritable bowel issues. One day when they went out, they left him in the house, and he chewed through a wall - literally ripped the trim off and ate through the drywall, to get at the dog food that was being stored in the laundry room. After gorging on the dog food, he was naturally ill ... so there were other damages, besides the hole in the wall. This particular dyspeptic dog died of health problems. I think there is a plaque in the veterinarian's office with his pawprint on it, since his adventures funded the veterinarian's retirement.

Claudia said...

How about an old lady? Toilet trained. Not in diapers, yet. Takes moderate French wine in a French crystal glass. Will not eat in paper or plastic dishes. But always in good humour. Will clean up after your cats and teach them a few swear words in French. Very useful when in contact with Prosper.

CharlieDelta said...

Claudia-
BWAAAAHAHAHHAA! I wanna give you a big kiss! You're absolutely awesome!

CharlieDelta said...

BTW Claudia, yer only as old as you think you are... :-)

PeggyU said...

LOL, Claudia - I think cats would pick up swear words very easily. They already have that "Bite me!" look down pat.

Claudia said...

CD - Thanks! Never more than 30 when I read the Criplets. My rejuvenation bath! :-)

Just me said...

just a hint,

gotta have one more box than the # of kittehs in the house...

if still pooping outside box, find a vet, kitteh is ill