I've had 2 cats since I got married, they are almost 10 yrs old. They are siblings a boy and a girl, both 'fixed'.
Lately they have been a real bothersome annoyance to me. They have never been allowed to stay upstairs due to my allergy to the cat hair and we didn't want them sleeping with the children -- but I find them upstairs more and more these days, only to have to physically removed them, shooing doesn't work anymore. And of course they leave their cat hair all over my bedding -- and I'm certifiable allergic.
This morning I woke-up to my house smelling like cat piss. I'm so discussed. This isn't the first time, but usually I put them out on our enclosed porch and shut the connecting door, last night as I do many nights I left it open. I've had the porch and the kitchen stinking for a few days in the past year. I never did find where they did their deed even with a black light. But this morning I had to find it, the odor was sickening, my couch!!! And the porch cat condo and bedding!!! There is more, but I haven't found it yet, after I remove the toys from my antique family heriloom carpet, I'll determine if it was soiled as well.
I used some chemercially made cat urine odor eliminater, I hope it works. I closed the cat door, so they are outside today. (they go in and out as they please through a medium sized dog door).
I am so discussed b/c I've been cleaning up 3 yr old potty training messes for a month. I have so much stuff to do in a day, cleaning up cat piss isn't what I had planned for today. And now the 3 yr old needs cleaning up... he refuses ask to use the potty, yet anytime you put him there he pees
I'm sick of the mess they are making with their food and vomitting (yes, I use a high quality cat food and they never have tolerated the cheap stuff). I'm sick of the piss smell, it's in my garage some days too. I'm sick of the cat hair and dirt they bring in the house.
I've always thought it was terrible to get rid of your pets when children arrive. I actually had a cat for 4 years before he passed from old age b/c the woman didn't like the cat and used their child as an excuse to get rid of him. That cat was a dream and the man was so saddened when I took him home. I decided then that the cats are here first and we'll just make adjustments when children arrive.
Well, on days like these, I want to take them out to a farm and shoot 'em
: . Or just find another home for them. For now, today anyway, they are outside. I will likely move their food and water outside it a bit. If it weren't still getting cold at night, it wouldn't bother me to leave them out there. But they have always come inside at night.
I wonder if one of them could have a pee problem related to their age?
Something has to give. If I leave them at the animal shelter, being so old they will probably be put down. I can't kill them, it isn't in me. And I can't leave them on some farm, they wouldn't survive, one is retarded from chemical nerve damage, injested too much flea spray the one time I used it, I found out I was allergic to it as well.
I'm just at my witz end about the piss and the dirt and the vomit and the food everywhere...