Posted by Ilene on August 1, 2004, at 20:15:28
In reply to Re: Dear Diary July 26 » Ilene, posted by partlycloudy on July 30, 2004, at 8:05:12
> I had 2 male cats who did not like moving at all. The vet recommended keeping them in a restricted territory until they got used to it, but I couldn't handle the wailing. They made it sound like I was pulling out their whiskers!! Once a spot is marked, they will want to re-mark it to keep it fresh and smelly. You might want to launder with an odor-eater liquid from a pet store to neutralize the smell.
> Nice to see you post again!
I like that--sounding like you were pulling out their whiskers. Whiskers are very important to a cat.
So far the gray cat has found new places to spray instead of re-spraying the old places. I just found a couple of sprayed-on plastic bags on the floor of the garage. I'm glad he prefers plastic. He sprayed when we first got him--or rather, when he decided to move in with us. (He showed up wearing a collar that said "homeless take me in please".) He only did it a few times inside, but every so often he would do it to my old junker that was sitting in the driveway. I wish his previous owners had managed to get him neutered when he was younger! I suspect he was originally a feral cat who was adopted after kittenhood.
I have some odor neutralizer. My daughter had to use it on her mattress because the black cat is now too intimidated to come downstairs to the litter box. This is a replay of what happened in our old house.
I wish there were some way to check a cat's references before you made a committment to it.