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[#] Thu Oct 21 2021 14:12:15 EDT from LoanShark

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Yeah. She's always been a little weird about where she goes - we've had her for 7-10 years now, and originally we had to put an additional litterbox in the living room because she just decided that the corner next to the couch was her "spot." So it was better to just accept it and put a box there. This is a new change in behavior after several years however. And I am not going to put a littlebox in the bedroom. Mostly I've been keeping the door closed.

[#] Thu Oct 21 2021 22:51:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I hate to agree, but PD is right; it's likely that your feline friend is on her way out and knows it. I've witnessed the same thing and I'm very sorry to hear that it's happening in your home.

[#] Fri Dec 03 2021 10:52:15 EST from Nurb432

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So cat food is pretty low around here. Both wet and dry..  



[#] Mon Dec 06 2021 23:59:13 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Well, you won't often find people agreeing with me on something *I* hope I was wrong about. 






[#] Tue Jan 04 2022 18:03:41 EST from LoanShark

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well, the cat peed all over the wifi router. I'm not sure which room this post belongs in.

she's probably been doing this for a while now. her second litter box is right next to the router and the router is on the floor because I don't have a better place to mount it.

I've seen her doing this several times in the past; standing next to the litter box in that "looks like she might be peeing" stance, but this was the first time I was able to observe that she definitely actually was peeing.

So, buy a Netgear RAX48; they can be immune to cat pee, at least if you stand them up on edge.

[#] Tue Jan 04 2022 18:37:13 EST from Nurb432

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Might want to get her checked out.  Many will start doing that then they have things like bladder infections.  They really dont have any other way to tell you they hurt.

 

Unless you really do think its due to proximity. 



[#] Wed Jan 05 2022 13:49:25 EST from LoanShark

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she has degenerative kidney disease, which we are monitoring. she gets weekly subcutaneous fluid injections and she's constantly thirsty. this comes with the territory, I think.

she's probably like stage 3 or 4, so we're just trying to keep her as comfortable as we can.

[#] Wed Jan 05 2022 15:27:05 EST from Nurb432

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Mine were normally much older before they got those sorts of problems  15+

 

But regardless -> :( 

Wed Jan 05 2022 01:49:25 PM EST from LoanShark

she has degenerative kidney disease, which we are monitoring. she gets weekly subcutaneous fluid injections and she's constantly thirsty. this comes with the territory, I think.

she's probably like stage 3 or 4, so we're just trying to keep her as comfortable as we can.

 



[#] Wed Jan 05 2022 16:05:57 EST from LoanShark

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She's old. We've had her for 10 years. When we got her, the estimate was she might have been about 7, although we now think she probably was a little younger.

[#] Sun Jan 09 2022 12:45:07 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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So, buy a Netgear RAX48; they can be immune to cat pee, at least if
you stand them up on edge.

Generally if you paint something high-visibility yellow it will become waterproof.
That's the rule.

There's definitely something about cats where they will make an obvious mess right in front of you, and it might be as a way of telling you there is a problem. I don't fully understand it. We had one, a cat who was very loving and never spiteful at all, look straight at me while he took a dump on the dining room floor. He knew he was sick and I think he wanted to tell us.

[#] Sun Jan 09 2022 12:48:57 EST from Nurb432

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Dogs tend to do that too. They have limited ability to tell us something and get our attention.     Anything really far out in left field is most often a cry for help.



[#] Mon Feb 07 2022 20:52:34 EST from Nurb432

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So another dog story ( hey, we dont have a room for dogs yet :) )

My GSD is 2.5 years old.  At 8 months or so she went to school for 2 weeks, and then we did training together for a while.   The school has a once a week daycare, which she went to for over a year until they ran low on staffing so its on hiatus :(   She loves going there..  and i know misses it.   But one of the 'things' they do is have 'social', which we never did except while acting going to classes.  its only about 30 mins of time, and its an hour round trip so we skipped it.  But since no day care we started going.

What they do is after group class they have everyone stand around the sides of the main room with their dogs, then ex-trainees ( like us ) come in and join the room.   All the dogs are released at once and everyone walks around the room in a circle, which is supposed to prevent the dogs from focusing on anything other than play and prevent arguments. Dogs run around in the middle, and out to the people then back in the mosh pit. rinse repeat.  Its actually pretty cool, they get to interact, learn to be with other dogs, and strangers.  All while being supervised. Of course you walk for 20+ minutes in a circle, so you get a work out too :)  

However, in my case i noticed mine now spends most of her time walking beside me, not with the others. Sure, some play but mostly being obedient beside me. ( during training she was more like the others, more mosh pit then with me, until she got tired then woudl find me and walk beside me ) Last 2 times, every so often she would quickly turn in front of me, like shes herding me. She is a GSD, and her genetics are starting to show as she ages, so i didnt think too much about it.  Tonight i watched more closely, and no, that isn't what is happening, I noticed that any time several dogs were heading my way, she would get in front and nudge me out of their way..   shes protecting me.. 

I'm sure for most people, 'eh, so what, its a dog and they do stuff like that' but i think its kind of neat.  I have had several dogs over my lifespan, and none were like this dog. My dogs have all been super loyal, and great friends, but shes more of a partner.. its 'different'. 

 

ok i'm done boring people for the evening :) 



[#] Tue Feb 08 2022 20:54:52 EST from LoanShark

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There's definitely something about cats where they will make an
obvious mess right in front of you, and it might be as a way of telling

you there is a problem. I don't fully understand it. We had one, a
cat who was very loving and never spiteful at all, look straight at me

while he took a dump on the dining room floor. He knew he was sick and

I think he wanted to tell us.

To my way of thinking, this does not fully explain what our cat is doing because she's furtive about it. She's just trying to find her place to pee--a little sneakily almost--only now, she's a little confused about where that is.

I would say she's been a little better lately now that I've been "on her case" about it, but the problem has not entirely ceased.

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