As litter box problems are of concern to many, I was gratified to know what was going on in the mind and body of Oracle. He was a recent rescue, from LA, with his friend Toffee, shown here on the left. His story was unique in my experience: usually it's deliberate, done to call attention to a problem such a bladder infection that the human had not noticed. Here is the message from July and Oracle:
"Oracle was really shocked when I asked him about his weeing outside the litter box. He turned to look at me quite surprised and upset, even though we've discussed aspects of it before, 'the relevance' sort of escaped him. He didn't realize it would be horrible for you, and your guests.
Partly he says he's marking territory. Also, he shows me that it hasn't always been totally easy to wee! I didn't know this. Oracle 'gets' the feeling, but tends to then walk from place to place, preparing himself, waiting for the urine to come! And he is thrilled to achieve it at whatever spot! This is what he's become used to concentrating on, actually weeing instead of the outcome. He is ashamed, and he will try. He says, "It's been years with troubled wee wee. I will try mother! I'm sorry."
I'm SURE the unaligned vertebra has been an issue for some considerable time, so lets give him the chance to adjust, and I will remind Oracle regularly.
Being in alignment is almost a new way of life for him! But your poor couch, obviously, must be in the equation! Therefore, some bladder support is in order too."
The out-of-alignment vertebrae she mentioned was adjusted by the chiropractor Dr. Margaret Holiday.
(google her: she's fantastic!!) July had been in communication with Oracle before, about the peeing, and had told me that he had a vertebrae out, pinching a nerve, and contributing to the problem with urination.
Sure enough, Dr. Holiday found a vertebrae badly out of adjustment in the exact spot July had mentioned, and adjusted it. Oracle will see her again in a month. Meantime! He peed on the couch the night after the adjustment, which caused me to email July in a hurry. July returned my mail with the above information. VERY interesting...Now to find out exactly what is wrong...BUT!! Since that one time on the couch, he has been USING the litter box! Bless you July, bless you sweetest of cats, Oracle!
July has been invaluable...you can contact her on her site, www.thetemplecat.uno. She is a VERY sweet, VERY gifted English intuitive. she's helped me with many of our cats..
there's always an answer to whatever problem your cat is having. We just need to know where and how to look! Blessings!