YOUR PEE ISSUE (MARCH/APRIL 2017)
WAS THE BEST!
My cat, Giovanna, came to my backyard
in the spring of 2007 as a stray. My wife
and I fed her regularly but couldn’t take
her in because we already had an older
indoor cat. When that cat died in 2009,
we let Giovanna come into the house
when she wanted to. We offered her food, water and a litter
box. She looked at the litter box but she would just sit in it.
Thinking she wanted the more natural feel she was used to, we
replaced that litter box with one filled with dirt and leaves. That
didn’t inspire her either. Then one time she came in and she
peed in the box with the litter, but she did it in a standing position like she was marking territory. So, we purchased a covered
litter box, and she loved it because she could pee like she normally would outside but not make a mess. After experimenting
with different litters, we found that the best one for her was a
soft clumping litter. She has sensitive paws and pees frequently
because she has CKD.
I advise cat owners to try litters and/or boxes in different
combinations until you find the right fit. No more accidents!
— Rich Morse
Have you ever moved your couch and found
your cat’s stash of mice toys? Or discovered
her “collection” of bottle caps under your bed?
What kinds of things does your cat hoard?
an empty Tylenol bottle —
then she looks at me like, “OMG,
where did ALL that come from?!”
— Cindy Madrigal
Mine hoards socks under his sister’s playpen. And they
have to be a pair of folded socks — not just the one sock.
— Sarah Elizabeth Gorman
I found mascara that I had been looking for for years!
— Shawna Watson
This is our adopted
barn cat, Pikachu.
She’s about 7 or 8
years old. She wan-
dered into the barn
as a stray several
years back, and we
brought her home
a few weeks ago.
— Julia Arnold
This is my feral cat, Hunter. I’ve been
taking care of him for about four years
now. He is strong and healthy — and very
stealthy! People on Facebook love to see
his photos. Someone asked, “Is that a cat
or a bear cub?” Hunter shares his food
with skunks, raccoons and birds. His ear
was clipped when I first saw him, so I
know someone got him neutered. He’s a
great cat, and I someday hope to actually
be able to pet him.
— Karen Bennett
andchipclips — Doris -Jean SandellPlinko
assortment of cat toys, bottle caps, wine corks and pens
— Margarita Grimes t o
— Lana Meadows
Keep that lip
balm closed! It
could be toxic to your cat.