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I can't deal with this cat much longer......

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So, I've had this cat for about 6 months. She was an outside cat for the prior 2 1/2 years of her life. She is now strictly an indoor cat and seems very very happy to be one -- EXCEPT SHE WILL NOT CONSISTENTLY USE THE LITTERBOX.

When I first brought her home, I eventually had to lock her in the bathroom (where the litterbox is) until she would actually USE it.... and eventually she did. Then I would let her out with supervision and finally, I trusted her enough to leave her out. It would seem that she only would use the bathroom outside of the litterbox if she were locked out of the bathroom for any length of time. Thats understandable.

Well, we have just moved again. The cat has been in the new house for about..... a week, or a week and a half? She is once again peeing and pooping all over the house. The problem is, this house is really nice, and I have a roommate! The cat KNOWS where her litter box is, and she definitely uses it. She has full access to the room 24 hours a day (there is a cat door, without a door on it -- she goes in and out ALL THE TIME). She pees and poops in random spots in the house -- although most often in my room.
: I hate it!!!!! So far its been 3 times in the past week, that I have FOUND.

I'm starting to feel like this cat will just never understand a litter box. I love her to death, she is the best cat I have ever had... she is everything I wanted in a cat, actually! She has blue eyes, is a petite little girl (6 lbs!), she has the softest fur I have ever felt and she is incredibly attached to me. Oh! and super cuddly too.
..... I love this cat! But I just cannot stand the peeing and pooping in the house anymore.

I don't know what to do. I will either have to put her outside or give her away. I don't want to, but I can't keep doing this!!

I have heard a few suggestions about putting litter boxes through various parts of the house -- I just don't have really any places that I can put one. I have a toddler in the house and she would NEVER leave the litter box alone.
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You need to re-train her to use a litterbox. The method for doing it is detailed in this post. Some cats will stop using the box when you move, and others won't. This is not your fault. However, there is a lot you can do about it. Please let me know if you have any questions about tailoring this method for your particular cat and house.
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