My cat just peed on my son's bed and I need to vent a little, and figure out what to do. This cat has been driving me crazy. She started peeing on our beds recently, which is not okay! She has been checked by a vet, and there is nothing medically wrong. We have 3 litter boxes, for two cats, and try to keep them clean.
I can tell she is stressed though. She doesn't get along with my 2-year-old. He doesn't hurt her, but is enthusiastic and in her face. She is desperate for more attention and is underfoot ALL DAY LONG. She needs to be locked in the basement at night, or would sleep on our heads (she used to do this), but I hear her howling all night. She would happily sit on my lap all day, but with a busy toddler, that isn't happening. Even when I read to him, I try to accommodate the cat, but she ends up pushing the book closed and sitting on it, and other annoying things. Recently I tried putting more effort into cat playtime and interaction, but it didn't seem to help. I know there are behaviour modification techniques and training, but with a toddler and a baby coming in January (and being a tired mama) I can't commit to them. The vet has mentioned kitty "prozac" but I can't afford to keep her on pricey medications right now.
I'm basically annoyed by her all the time. It's not a good way to be. She's not happy, I'm not happy. I'm considering giving her away, but that feels awful, since I always thought pets were for life. Plus, who would take her? What can I do???