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I do not mind the part of his trying to bury his waste and thus pawing at every other spot~I find it kind of funny~ I just clean it after he leaves and I know that he is trying~ it is the other behaviour that he just started yesterday~ after having him three years~ when my husband was alive we lived in the Country and could not flush his waste~ as we had a septic tank~ now I can~he died suddenly a year ago~I thus had quite a large self cleaning box then~ I am very down a lot of the time and don't spend as much time with him~ he sleeps a lot and then it is time for me to go to bed~especially the last two days this new behaviour started of his actually pulling the litter out in to the tub~ where I have his box~the size never bothered him before and I had smaller boxes~it is a lot of work to clean up the tub after ~ as he pulls a lot out~as I said he NEVER did this before yesterday~am I not giving him enough attention or what I wonder this new behaviour has nothing to do with covering his waste~ thanks for any help~ Martha~PS I just thought I would ask the other question at the same time~
Thanks Anna~I just feel so bad for Prince~ we had a large home in the Country with a verandah ~he loved it out there~ now I moved to another province and live in a Condo~ it is big~ but not like our home was nor has any access to the outside~ they won't even allow him in the Halls here where he loved to once go~I thought it would be okay~ but they have House Rules~ but we have been here 7 months now and stayed at my son's for 6 weeks prior~ he was okay there it seemed and here until recently~I have been down lately~ I have lots of toys and the battery operated ones too~ but he does not take a great interest in them~I just wonder why all of a sudden he changed so much~ as my husband has been gone a year now~cats sleep a lot~ so I am confused to how long is normal~I would have a ritual with him every night before bedtime on my bed~ he liked to chase my feet under the covers~ he does not ever seem to want to sleep with me~ so I felt he was just independant~ right now he is in my closet and does not want to come out~I wonder if it is my health recently that his caused this~ as I still have bad days~I do not know anyone here and my son comes as often as he can~sometimes he sleeps when he is here~I guess he should be with a home that has a family~I am too boring for him maybe~I feel terrible for him~we even spent $3500.00 on his eyes before my husband died~ as he had a corneal ulcer on one eye~ as his eye lashes were growing the wrong way~inside instead of out~ there was also the beginning of one on the other eye~we had that done also~ he needs eye gel put in everyday~ so not every one would want him~ putting him down would maybe the best solution~ if he continually gets worse~he does not care to be petted~ are cats like that~ I am feeling bad enough without this now~ Thanks for your help~Martha~
Hi Anna~ I feel too down I guess to think of placing him~I would worry if he was treated right~he came out of the closet and seems to not like my advances of petting him~of course he always was this way~ he pees quite a lot~ but one thing the Vet said~ there is one where my son takes him to get his nails clipped~ that I am giving him too many LUV treats~I thought I was being kind and he would meow for them~ could he be sick from them~ as I heard that it could cause great problems~ he may be eating more treats than his food~ which is Tuna Iams dry~how would I know if he is sick~ would that litter change show this ~if so then there would be no use in getting a diffuser~I live in Oakville Ontario Cananda~I am so worried~Martha Thanks for being so caring~he is all I have right now and I would miss him~
Hi Anna~ I thank you for the links~ it is not expense involved in my situation ~ it is just that I do not drive here and my son does all my errands~ he is and has been very good about helping with Prince~ his eyes are a big concern too~ as I have my own eye problems with high pressure~ that is now under control~ anyway I emptied his litter box today and put all new litter in~ I have not done that for a while~I don't know if this will help~ he is not hiding anymore ~ but he tends to sleep always at this time for quite a while~ even if people are here~ is this normal and do cats sleep a lot~ losing him right now I think would make my own grief even worse~ although I appreciate your help~ would a Vet agree with all of your suggestions~I had one on here ~I forget his name~if he only hid this once does that sound serious~I was staying in bed longer than normal~he has many toys and does not seem to care for them~ maybe I have not hit the right one~ my husband has been gone a year now and would he be still grieving~ he does not seem sick and eats and does not throw up~I try and comb him everyday~to stop hair balls~
Thanks for going beyond the call of duty with Prince~ I never found him an affectionate cat from the first~ which disappointed me~he only likes under his chin rubbed at times when it suits him~he seems very independent~I guess some cats are like this~he has not used the litter box since I cleaned it~ so hopefully this behaviour has stopped~I do have better days than others~ he must sense~ as you say~ not so much about my husband~ but me~it is hard to understand to why he would go in the closet today like that~ my son came over and he just kept resting ~after two seems his normal time ~would a litter box that was not cleaned completely for a while turn him off~ it appeared clean~ yet he may have smelled ouours~I sure hope he does not do this all night tonight~maybe if I put a bit of water in the tub area he will just jump out like he always did before~thanks again for everything~he only weights about 11 pounds~ but looks a lot heavier~I know that I should cut back on his treats~he has a cat tree which he loves~Martha~