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Old 09-04-2016, 06:43 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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You took away her space and her property. Where are the kittens now?
They are outside
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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Sounds like she's also claiming you as part of her domain!

It's encouraging that she doesn't want to beat up the kittens, that she apparently enjoys their company ... as long as they are not invading her space. So, she's not unsocial and not one of those cats who'd prefer there were no other cats in the world. There's hope.

Here's something to try. See if you can possibly recognize any sort of body language or particular behavior that comes right before peeing. It may be something large, but not obvious. Or it may be something small such as a specific look in her eyes or position of her ears. The goal is to recognize her state of mind and that she's feeling the need to mark and to change her state of mind.

Perhaps presume that when she jumps up on the bed it's to pee (which may be true or false, but just presume that's her state of mind). The goal is to nip it in the bud, so when she jumps up, start some cuddles and snuggles with her. The idea is to hopefully change her view of that place, and instead of considering it a place that needs marking, she'll associate it with warm-fuzzies. In general cats do not pee in places that give them comfort.
I think you are right haha She apparently decided I needed marked as hers!
I bought a brand new litter box today with all fresh litter. I thought maybe "starting fresh" would help too... Something that another cat hasn't ever peed in. It's in my room and she has already peed in it once so far, which is good.

I'm on high alert with her right now, watching her every move haha I was surprised when she actually peed on my bed, as this was always "her" bed as well. I am hopeful we will resolve this issue though.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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I think you are right haha She apparently decided I needed marked as hers!
I bought a brand new litter box today with all fresh litter. I thought maybe "starting fresh" would help too... Something that another cat hasn't ever peed in. It's in my room and she has already peed in it once so far, which is good.

I'm on high alert with her right now, watching her every move haha I was surprised when she actually peed on my bed, as this was always "her" bed as well. I am hopeful we will resolve this issue though.
Sounds so promising!! Sometimes we have to put litterboxes in less-than-ideal spots, but if it helps our cats, then it's worth it!

Keep us posted!
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Sounds so promising!! Sometimes we have to put litterboxes in less-than-ideal spots, but if it helps our cats, then it's worth it!

Keep us posted!
She's still doing better! So far she's using the litter box in my room (as far as I can tell no "accidents") I still have her other one downstairs and hoping she will start using them both soon. I think I might take it apart this weekend and do a good cleaning of it to see if that helps. I also think I can order a new pan for it, so I'm going to look into that.
She stil is adamant about being outside all the time. She literally cries at the door like a dog! I need to find a solution for this as she loves being outside but on a rare occasion she will disappear for a few days (stressful!) and we live in the country so I worry for her safety. She's a fixed female, but she's like her mama.. Independent and an adventurer. I want her safe but happy.
Thanks so much to everybody for the wonderful advice! I wonder if we will ever understand felines haha
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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She's still doing better! So far she's using the litter box in my room (as far as I can tell no "accidents") I still have her other one downstairs and hoping she will start using them both soon. I think I might take it apart this weekend and do a good cleaning of it to see if that helps. I also think I can order a new pan for it, so I'm going to look into that.
She stil is adamant about being outside all the time. She literally cries at the door like a dog! I need to find a solution for this as she loves being outside but on a rare occasion she will disappear for a few days (stressful!) and we live in the country so I worry for her safety. She's a fixed female, but she's like her mama.. Independent and an adventurer. I want her safe but happy.
Thanks so much to everybody for the wonderful advice! I wonder if we will ever understand felines haha
I doubt it. Besides, that would take the 'fun' out of living with them.

Glad she's doing better, btw.
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