Friday, September 7, 2007

Shanti

Shanti, my beautiful girl-cat.

Unless I can come up with a solution, I'm going to be taking her to the humane society soon.

She's young, beautiful, quite friendly, and is willing (in fact, loves) to go for walk on the leash. She should find a home soon.

See, she pees. At first she occasionally peed on clothing I'd left on the floor; then on clothing left on a chair; then on the chair itself. The chair is now thoroughly cleaned and living in a closet, and I got used to washing my clothes a lot.

Then it was on the bed, and more often. Once a week, then several times a week. Now, if she's the only cat in the room, she'll pee on my pillow. While I'm using it.

The litterbox is spotless, so it's not that. She has a clean bill of health from the vet. I know she doesn't much like it when the other cats are in the room, especially Samson - he beats her up. But she pees when they're _not_ in there. I've taken to leaving Chocolate in the room all the time, simply to protect my bed.

I don't know what else to do with her. My only hope is that she'll be okay as the only cat in the family, or as an inside-outside cat somewhere that's possible (with coyotes audible most nights here, I won't let her out).

I'm desperate. I love her. She's beautiful and loving and I can't sleep for fear she'll pee again. I don't know what the hell to do.

I'll miss her.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Kate,

http://community.livejournal.com/practicalcats/14957.html may be of help. Grab me online when you get a moment, I'll be around Sunday particularly.

Stephanie said...

Er, Stephanie = Lark. :)

Jarred said...

I hope you find a way to resolve this problem so you can keep your little darling.

If it does reach the point where you have to give her up, might I recommend you try to find her a new home on your own? Shelters find it nearly impossible to place a "house soiler" in a new home. As such, Shanti's chances at the humane society or any other shelter would be somewhat limited.

I say this as someone who used to volunteer at and continues to support his local humane society.

Rae Trigg said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat, Kate. It sounds like a behavioral problem and those can be tough. I hope things work out.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Kate--try and remember that sometimes the best you can do is accept the situation for what it is and move on. If Shanti is misbehaving because there are other cats, or because she is doing this to get the attention she needs, you will be doing the kindest thing by finding her a new home.

(((Kate))) (((Shanti)))

Kate said...

Jarred, I'm going to try. I know a bunch of people in the area and I'll talk to my vet, too. The local Humane Society has a barn cat program, as well as their regular adoption thing, and at last resort she'd make an excellent barn cat. She'd love it, too.

Doxy, I know. I think I've done a bit to convince myself of that this weekend, but it ain't easy to accept. :/