Wednesday, August 06, 2008

No kitty, that's a bad kitty!

Last night, I was crawling into bed when I noticed my side of the bed was wet. I moved the blanket and noticed my Burberry perfume bottle was part of the wet mess. Oh no, did it leak onto the bed? I picked up the bottle and sniffed it. Hmmm.... no powerful perfume smell. What could it be? Not having the best sense of smell, I woke up Brian to help me investigate. He confirmed immediately that it was cat piss. Enid strikes again.

Stupid cat. She picked the wrong time to piss on the bed. We're looking at $2,000-$4,000 mattresses to take to the new place right now. Essentially, we're at a cross roads. Do we take the retarded cat with us to the new place or send her to the glue factory?

Brian is terribly upset by the thought of giving her up. He keeps saying that it's like having a retarded kid. We just have an obligation to deal with it. But I disagree. She's a pet, not a human, and we've given her a great life for more than 7 years. Even our vet told us that most people would not keep a cat with so many behavioral problems. Besides, I think she'd get adopted right away anyway. She's very beautiful, and she might do better in a home with no children and no other cats. That's my theory anyway.

So that's where we're at. Should she stay or should she go?


Bethany said...

Maybe part of the reason that she is acting up is that she senses how much you are angry with her. If so, you would be doing her a favor to start over with a new childless, petless couple.

Cladeedah said...

We weren't angry with her before she peed on the bed last night. In fact, part of the reason we're so disappointed today is because she's been pretty good about not peeing on the bed for almost a year now.

Shannon said...

Weren't you going to quarantine her in a cat run or something? How has she been doing with your couches?

Cladeedah said...

Oh, I'm sorry. I should give some background. After she destroyed the sofabed, chair, down comforter, mattress pad, and dining table (yes, the dining table) 2 years ago, we started keeping her in the office only. She doesn't pee on anything in there. She does, however, take many liberties around her catbox. Good enough, we figured.

The only time the office door is open is when we're home. We think the peeing has something to do with separation anxiety. So far, this method has worked fine, with only one incident in two years. We thought someone might have left her door open while we were out, so she peed on our bed cuz she missed us. Okay, fine, problem still fixed.

Well, this time, we were home and she peed on the bed, so we don't know what her problem is.

The cat run situation is still under debate. I'd like to give both cats free reign over the entire backyard, but we're having containment challenges. Also, there's a pool guy and a landscaper that might leave gates open, so that's another challenge.

At this moment, we're talking about keeping her and making her an outside cat. We'll see what we can come up with.

Bethany said...

All I can say is that you are very patient and a whole lot nicer than me.

Chrissy and Jack said...

To be honest, people love handicapped animals. She would find a new home with some crazy cat lady in no time. You could even put her on craigslist and screen who gets her if that would help Brian.

You are starting a new life in your new home, out with the old, in with the new!

David said...

I don't know about people's love of handicapped animals as "Chrissy and Jack" apparently do (does?), but I agree with the conclusion. I think Craigslist is a really good idea.

Sandra said...

I hate to quote Whitney Houston, but "hell to the no." I have some diapers you can borrow.