Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This hurts me more than him...

Harley, my wee Ragdoll shadow, has a very not nice habit. He has not been peeing in the litterboxes. He poops there, no prob. But there are no pee clumps in the box when I clean them. The girls have been using the great outdoors, so this is how I know who has been doing or not doing what.
I cannot find where he is peing either. I have been seeking out hidden corners and sniffing around but he has hidden his spot from me thus far. It ends today.

Today, Harley will be locked in the main floor bathroom with a litter box, food, water, and a sleeping basket. This retrainibg method is going to hurt me worse than him because I know he will be crying and I will want to let him out so we can cuddle. He is a most excellent cuddle cat. So, as bad as it is for him to be locked in the bathroom....my nerves and composure will be suffering as well. Send me strength!!!

6 comments:

kate-the-enabler said...

Best of luck. :) May I suggest sniffing (if you haven't already) in all your bathroom sinks, drains and overflows? That's where we found our missing pee deposits when we were having problems.. Couldn't figure out why my bathroom always smelled vaguely pee-ish..

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Naughty kitty. Hope the retraining goes well. Good luck.

Suldog said...

Just a wild guess, possibly of no value...

Do you feed Harley only dry food? Some cats (mostly males, because of the different urinary tracts) have blocked urinary systems due to being fed an inordinate amount of dry food with not enough liquid intake.

If you think this might be a possibility, feed Harley liquids and wet food immediately. As I understand it, the 'cure' (if it does not clear itself) is rather gruesome.

puffthemagicrabbit said...

You poor thing- it will be like "Ferberizing" a baby. Be strong. It's for the best... (you could hang in there 2 more weeks and have Hman do it while you're at Rhinebeck...)

Tara said...

This is precisely why I don't have cats. OK, not really, I'm allergic. But still! Having to sniff around for pee? Eeeeeeeeew.

Ali P said...

We found the Pee Place...it was behind the dryer. His retraining went very well! So far anyways.