Peed on my foot!

United States
May 23, 2009 10:56am CST
I was in the bathroom this morning doing my business and in comes Tootsie and she's doing this laying down like position near my feet but didn't seem quite right as she's VERY Anti-Social except when you are in the bathroom. I felt wet! TOOTSIE! OMG! The cat peed right by my toes on the bath mat! She's been busted doing this before but not on my foot! I had asked hubby if the bath mat smelled like the cats were pee'n on it & of course he's stuffy with allergies so no help there. But I'm not happy with her today for her behvior! I've been squirting her with a squirt gun when she comes near me. I'm sure part of it was we had a cat box in the bathroom when we first got her a yr ago but our boxes are in the basement and she was scared of the dog. She'd have to get past the dogs lil back hall area to get to the box. So to me this is just being lazy!!!! Her being utterly Anti-social isn't very encouraging to me as it is!
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
26 May 09
I think you are being a little hard on the poor kitty. Sometimes cats make odd associations. If she associated being scared near the other litter boxes then she won't use them. Also if you have multiple cats one of the other cats could be intimidating her so that she can't used those litter boxes or maybe she doesn't feel safe there. There are a multitude of reasons for this kind of behavior, but I have found in situations like this that the cat usually wins, so its best to give up as soon as possible. lol.
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• United States
27 May 09
Yeah the same thing applies to kids it seems too!
• United States
24 May 09
she may be marking you as "hers". it's an odd cat compliment in a way. but i've known over protective/jealous cats to do exactly that.
• United States
24 May 09
Yeah that's one heck of a compliment!! I know what she can do when she's not happy with you. I dunno if she counts as overprotective or jealous.... she wants nothing to do with you unless you are in the bathroom on the potty. She's nuts. I accidentally stepped on her tail and she clawed and bit my ankle damn did that hurt!
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• United States
26 May 09
LOL one of my boys always wants to sit on your lap on the potty.. better than peeing i suppose,but i guess he feels he has a captive audience to be petted.
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
26 May 09
My cats follow me into the bathroom too, sometimes. I wonder why they do that.
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@katsmeow1213 (28926)
• United States
23 May 09
I think maybe you should put the litter box back in the bathroom. In our old house, my cats would pee or poop in the dirty clothes basket whenever their litter wasn't as clean as they liked. I really hated that and did my best to ensure their litter was as clean as possible! Thankfully that isn't happening here in this house because the laundry is on the other side of the house as the litter box.
• United States
23 May 09
We took it out of the bathroom because well litter stinks if you aren't on top of things and my hubby keeps his uniforms in the bathroom for work and someone commented one day he smelled like a litter box!! Plus we also moved ds' lil potty seat into the bathroom so he could mock us when we go. BUT if I put the box in there I have to take out the potty, our bathroom is very small. Perhaps if I can find one of those hospital basins that'll work as a lil emergency potty in the bottom part of the cubby/shelving area?
• United States
23 May 09
Get your DS a seat that goes on top of the big potty, takes up less space. They do sell smaller litter boxes, you just have to look for them. It wouldn't hurt to have 2, especially if you have 3? cats. I know how dirty litter can get with that many cats. I had 5 cats at one point. My litter right now is in the kitchen, so I have to stay on top of it, but that's the only area of the house with enough room for it. My only point was, cats aren't like kids, you can't scold him for peeing in the bathroom, he won't understand it. The only thing you can do is figure out why he won't go in the litter (cause he's afraid of the dog) and remedy the problem (give him a litter box where he doesn't have to go past the dog).
• United States
23 May 09
I forgot to comment she's not affriad of the dog anymore and the dog is very calm to them he only gets excited when he wants to play or go potty. That's why I don't know why she just won't go down stairs there are two good sized litter boxes down there and I just changed them on Thursday so there's no reason for her to do this. Other than like we are assuming she still wants it upstairs. THough I also don't want them in the bathroom as they are always trying to tear up the bath mat & the top & the magazine rack...
@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
23 May 09
if she's scared of the dog, perhaps you need to make the box more accessable for her without having to get past the dog - she's trying to tell you that she wants to do right, she liked the box in the bathroom so she didn't have to go past the dog
• United States
23 May 09
she's not scared of the dog anymore wich is why I can't understand it exactly other than that I had one up there when she was so she had somewhere to do her business. the dog could care less about the cats
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