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Old September 16th 04, 03:42 PM
jimmy the LD
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Am I to understand that you have not taken him
to the vet??



No:
You are to understand that Rutherford has been to the vet, and he checks
out.
I have tried EVERY suggestion I have been given (with the exception of the
Prozac) and nothing has worked.

I am considering the cat box thing, but I wonder if he's going to think that
since I moved the toilet from where it is currently located (in the master
bathroom shower) to the living room that it's perfectly okay to continue to
**** where he likes - especially since I will have catered to him by making
it easier to go on the carpet by moving the box.

JImmy


  #22  
Old September 16th 04, 03:52 PM
Karen
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I'm sorry, but that sounds like illness to me. Desparate illness at that. I
would bet anything he is ill.


"jimmy the LD" wrote in message
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To add insult to injury, I woke up this morning, let Rutherford out of the
bedroom to feed him, and discovered that he had ****ed all over and in his
water dish that I had placed on his favorite non-litterbox spot.

NOW he's just being an asshole.
Come ON, Rutherford.

Have you all used up your suggestions?

Jimmy





"jimmy the LD" wrote in message
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Hi All:
Another update on Rutherford the Brave, the floor-****ing and

wall-spraying
cat...

Last night I caught him squatting RIGHT after I cleaned the litter box
(about two hours after) in the 4 foot area that he has destroyed in our
living room with his urine. I feel that he MUST have known he was in

the
wrong here, because I had to chase him around for about 15 minutes

before
I
caught him to toss his naughty little ass into the bathroom with food

and
water and his litterbox for the night.

I placed his food (dry bowl), his breakfast (canned food) and his water
DIRECTLY on the "stink zone" as we like to call it. He hasn't touched

it
yet, but I am worried about him now finding another place to ****. I

can't
deal with much more of this, and if he finds another place to urinate in

the
house, I'm gonna flip.

I'll be making a doctor's appointment in a few days to see if we can get

a
medical opinion. the only problem I have with the vet the last time

(and
first time) we took him in was that she didn't have any real answers -

she
just kept pushing her favorite flea and worm meds.

Frustrated and sick of smelling the pee,
Jimmy

--
"...that simple light may rise out of complex darkness."
and don't forget to run like an antelope.

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  #23  
Old September 16th 04, 03:52 PM
Karen
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I'm sorry, but that sounds like illness to me. Desparate illness at that. I
would bet anything he is ill.


"jimmy the LD" wrote in message
...
To add insult to injury, I woke up this morning, let Rutherford out of the
bedroom to feed him, and discovered that he had ****ed all over and in his
water dish that I had placed on his favorite non-litterbox spot.

NOW he's just being an asshole.
Come ON, Rutherford.

Have you all used up your suggestions?

Jimmy





"jimmy the LD" wrote in message
...
Hi All:
Another update on Rutherford the Brave, the floor-****ing and

wall-spraying
cat...

Last night I caught him squatting RIGHT after I cleaned the litter box
(about two hours after) in the 4 foot area that he has destroyed in our
living room with his urine. I feel that he MUST have known he was in

the
wrong here, because I had to chase him around for about 15 minutes

before
I
caught him to toss his naughty little ass into the bathroom with food

and
water and his litterbox for the night.

I placed his food (dry bowl), his breakfast (canned food) and his water
DIRECTLY on the "stink zone" as we like to call it. He hasn't touched

it
yet, but I am worried about him now finding another place to ****. I

can't
deal with much more of this, and if he finds another place to urinate in

the
house, I'm gonna flip.

I'll be making a doctor's appointment in a few days to see if we can get

a
medical opinion. the only problem I have with the vet the last time

(and
first time) we took him in was that she didn't have any real answers -

she
just kept pushing her favorite flea and worm meds.

Frustrated and sick of smelling the pee,
Jimmy

--
"...that simple light may rise out of complex darkness."
and don't forget to run like an antelope.

http://www.jimhutchison.com
http://music.jimhutchison.com






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Old September 16th 04, 03:53 PM
jimmy the LD
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I'm sorry, but that sounds like illness to me. Desparate illness at that.
I
would bet anything he is ill.


He's not lethargic or anything, and the vet says he's fine.


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Old September 16th 04, 03:53 PM
jimmy the LD
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I'm sorry, but that sounds like illness to me. Desparate illness at that.
I
would bet anything he is ill.


He's not lethargic or anything, and the vet says he's fine.


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Old September 16th 04, 04:01 PM
Karen
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"jimmy the LD" wrote in message
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I'm sorry, but that sounds like illness to me. Desparate illness at

that.
I
would bet anything he is ill.


He's not lethargic or anything, and the vet says he's fine.



I think you need a different vet. I'm sorry, but peeing in the water dish is
NOT just behavioural. THERE IS SOMETHING PHYSICALLY WRONG WITH THIS CAT.
Whether or not you want to believe it, there is. I also agree with Megan he
may have a botched declaw job and if the vet you are taking him to did the
surgery, you can BET he is going to say "Oh, there is nothing physically
wrong".


  #27  
Old September 16th 04, 04:01 PM
Karen
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"jimmy the LD" wrote in message
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I'm sorry, but that sounds like illness to me. Desparate illness at

that.
I
would bet anything he is ill.


He's not lethargic or anything, and the vet says he's fine.



I think you need a different vet. I'm sorry, but peeing in the water dish is
NOT just behavioural. THERE IS SOMETHING PHYSICALLY WRONG WITH THIS CAT.
Whether or not you want to believe it, there is. I also agree with Megan he
may have a botched declaw job and if the vet you are taking him to did the
surgery, you can BET he is going to say "Oh, there is nothing physically
wrong".


  #28  
Old September 16th 04, 04:10 PM
jimmy the LD
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My current vet didn't perform the declawing surgery.
I stated this several times before.

We got Rutherford as a stray, and he had been neutered and declawed.

Next?


  #29  
Old September 16th 04, 04:10 PM
jimmy the LD
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My current vet didn't perform the declawing surgery.
I stated this several times before.

We got Rutherford as a stray, and he had been neutered and declawed.

Next?


  #30  
Old September 16th 04, 04:16 PM
Wendy
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"jimmy the LD" wrote in message
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Am I to understand that you have not taken him
to the vet??



No:
You are to understand that Rutherford has been to the vet, and he checks
out.
I have tried EVERY suggestion I have been given (with the exception of the
Prozac) and nothing has worked.

I am considering the cat box thing, but I wonder if he's going to think

that
since I moved the toilet from where it is currently located (in the master
bathroom shower) to the living room that it's perfectly okay to continue

to
**** where he likes - especially since I will have catered to him by

making
it easier to go on the carpet by moving the box.

JImmy



I would give it a try. If nothing else it will give you some clues as to
what the problem is. If he shuns the box for the carpet when it is right
there where he has been going then I'd look to the type of litter you are
using and have his paws checked to make sure they are healed properly from
the de-claw.

My niece adopted an already de-clawed cat and he was fine with the litter
box for a while. Then suddenly he started peeing in her son's room on the
carpeting. It turns out he was having problems with his paw (bone chips or
infection I don't remember which) and needed more surgery.

OTOH if he uses the box when it is in his favorite spot you can leave it
there for a while until he gets used to using a litter box exclusively again
and then gradually try moving it to a spot you prefer more. Once you have
him reliably using a box in any location you can decide what to do with the
carpet/padding to totally eliminate the odor so he won't be as likely to go
right back to that spot when/if you start moving the box.

I'm not sure if you've tried covering his box (if open) or taking the cover
off (if covered) to see if he has a preference.

W


 




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