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I HATE CATS

So, all right, once in a while Cuervo has "an accident" on the bedclothes. Happened last weekend, of course, directly after I'd made the bed fresh with all matching sheets and everything. So, today, I went out to do all the chores for Barb's mom, and when I came home instead of doing the laundry I had planned on doing I found more poop on the bed. *sigh* I stripped off the coverlet and the sheets, contemplated briefly just throwing out the coverlet before deciding to go ahead and wash it. So I cleaned the spot on the mattress with the Simple Green "gets out pet odors and prevents re-staining" stuff and left it to dry. A few hours later after hanging out the second or third load of laundry, I came in to find MORE POOP ON THE STRIPPED AND DRYING MATTRESS!!!!

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I swear I almost killed him right then and there. After a lot of screaming and general cat-frightening (Cairo's hiding under the desk in the office), I got down to scrubbing again, and I THINK the stain is out, but it's going to take forever to dry. I suppose it's a good thing Barb isn't coming home until late.

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ljs
Aug. 2nd, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Oh boy. Your cat is testing you... I send sympathies.

[hugs you]
wildrider
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
I have to keep reminding myself he's sick... (THREE clean litter boxes in the house, and he has to poop on the bed!!)

Hugs gratefully accepted!
nutmeg3
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, that would pretty much have had me going postal on his ass. Can you block them from the bedroom?
wildrider
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
As I said, I almost killed him. He was just laying there like he'd done nothing wrong....

We get lazy about closing the door -- it's a double door that can easily be pushed open by a determined cat, so we have to remember to shove something through the door handles so it stays shut. Normally we try to remember to do that when we're away from the house, not when I'm in the backyard. At the moment, it's blocked with a putty knife...
emerybored
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
My kitty Andrew will pee on things (particularly on the center of a bed) when the litterbox is filthy. However, if there is a clean box, he might be trying to tell you something else. Or he might be like my cat Abby and just not care, and do it anyway just to be a pain in the ass. She recently caused us to remove the carpet entirely in the guest room before Sis would move in there. The thing was disgusting because she just refuses to use a box.

You might need to figure out a way to keep him out of your bedroom when unsupervised. We had to do that with Andy and Abby eventually.

Also, as someone who has had this problem herself, I totally feel your pain, and hope you can figure out a solution so Cuervo will stop leaving nasty "presents" for you on the bed clothes.

Edited at 2009-08-02 11:20 pm (UTC)
wildrider
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
We know what the problem is -- he's in the advanced wasting stages of FIV. I know he's sick, so I don't want to strangle him (but sometimes I want to strangle him!!!). We moved a litter box into the front bathroom for him, and that's helped, but for some reason lately the bed seems a favored spot. I just have to remember to close the door - I just hate doing that to the others, who rather like sleeping on the bed and aren't guilty!




emerybored
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Well, you and Barb are good kitty mommies for taking care of him. Most diseases are tough, but FIV especially so. Poor Cuervo.
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
We try! Whenever he infuriates me like this I have to remind myself that he IS a sick kitty. We've talked about when it will be time to put him down, and despite the fact that he's almost a walking skeleton with fur, he's still got a good strong voice, clear eyes, and a good appetite (it's just nothing stays on his bones, poor darling!); so we really dicker on whether or not he's suffering and it's time to say goodbye!

In the meantime I really have to remember to keep the bedroom door closed...
emerybored
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
My mother always says, and she's always been right, that they will let you know when it's time. They'll give you some clear sign that they're tired of fighting any longer. Until then, just keep loving him, and keep the door closed.
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
Yep, I've seen that (and let it go past that, because it was so hard to let go). I think we'll know.
shipperx
Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Someone at the pet store rec'd to me (and it did work) to feed her kitten food. Kitten food apparently has more calories (and is softer to chew). Once I started the kitten food, she gained a little weight.
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
One of the problems we've been having is as Cuervo wastes away, CAIRO is getting huge. (It's always one cat needs to gain weight, the other has to lose...) But I think we might try the kitten food, and see if it helps. He loves the wet pouch even more than the canned stuff, but it's more expensive, of course.
cornerofmadness
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
oh god
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Yeah.
framefolly
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
*hugs and pettings*

Poor you and poor Cuervo. This sucks. Hope he doesn't have more accidents in inconvenient places...
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I swear, I've been cleaning up poop all weekend...

I suppose I can be grateful he did it TODAY, and not last night for me to come home to late in the evening!

sillymagpie
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
How frustrating and disgusting. Poor little buddy. I know he's sick, but bleah...
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wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, his appetite is good, but he's not retaining any nutrients -- poor darling is basically skin and bones. I keep expecting the worst, but at least we ARE expecting it. He was FIV positive when we got him, and we've done our best to keep him happy... he just makes me crazy sometimes!

shipperx
Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Can I say that I so, so, SO empathize?

My cat does the exact same thing. While renovating the kitchen she took to retaliating by peeing on my bed. First, I bought this, which I totally rec. It keeps the pee from ever reaching the mattress and in no way looks or feels like a waterproof mattress pad.

Unfortunately, while this has saved the mattress, she still occasionally peed on the bed so I've ended up making my bed every day and covering it with a plastic drop cloth. Every time I think she's over the whole 'pee on the bed' thing because it has been weeks since she has, and I leave the drop cloth off, a few days go by then she does it again. Then last Sunday night I came in to find that she'd pooed in the middle of the plastic.

{{hugs you}}} that you're going through the same kind of torture. They are crazy ass vengefull little animals (who are darn lucky they're both fuzzy and cute).

but I do totally rec the mattress pad linked above. It's not plastic in any way, but it does save the mattress.
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
We're DEFINITELY going to have to pick up one of those pads!

The first time he did it was when we got back from Disneyland. He was laying on the bed, stood up, looked at us, and pooped. We thought he was either stressed, or he was telling us something. We started with the drop cloth, and just like you, got complacent and stopped. Now we have to make sure that door is closed if we're out of the room!

Thanks for the link -- a definite necessity! I wish we'd gotten it sooner!

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