If she keeps this up she will only have 8 lives.
April 6, 2012 7:33 PM Subscribe
Please help me littertrain this kitten.
posted by rabbitrabbit to pets & animals (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Me: frustrated beyond belief.
Cat: 6 months old, female, spay appointment is in two weeks. Peeing and pooping under the table in our living room. Unfortunately it's in a spot where a litterbox will not fit. I have placed a litterbox as close to that spot as I can, but she ignores it. If you try and put her in a litterbox, she stretches her legs out and grabs onto the edge of the box so she never even sets foot in the box.
I have tried litterboxes in various spots. I have tried covered boxes, and plain open boxes. I have tried shallow boxes. I have tried paper litter, I have tried clay litter. When she poops, I put the poop in the litterbox, but she doesn't get the message.
Currently she is locked in the bathroom (where there is a litterbox) because she kept starting to pee under the table and I would yell at her and she'd run away, but come back and try again a few minutes later. So I KNOW she has to pee. But she's in there clawing at the door and crying and I guarantee you she has not peed in that damn box. And I bet that even if I lock her in there overnight, she will hold it and then head for that spot under the table as soon as I let her out.
I'm afraid if this keeps up, she will just wait until I'm not in the room and then go under the table, rather than the desired GOING IN THE LITTERBOX YOU DAMN CAT.
As you can see, I'm a little frustrated. Taking her back is a possibility, but the spouse and kid like her and we need a cat to scare away the mice, so we would just have to get another one.