Cat Pee, another terrible example of Posting the Cat

Now, THERE’S a good title for a post. And actually this doesn’t have that much to do with cat pee. Well, yes it does.

Remember Bob’s vindictive cat, Cheetah? She pees on his stuff whenever he forgets to clean her catbox or fill her food bowl. It’s always been a good reminder for him to be a responsible pet owner.

In the last month Cheetah has looked weird to me AND started peeing on my stuff and she even peed on the new leather love seat twice, the stupid bitch. That took forever to get cleaned up and it still doesn’t look quite right. Smell is gone, though. Whew.

Anyway, Bob was off today and I asked him to take Cheetah to the vet because she looked even weirder than usual yesterday. Good thing he took her in. She has diabetes. Who even knew cats could get diabetes? And now we get to give her insulin shots every day. The vet says it’s easy to regulate, the bulletin boards about it suggest it is *not* that easy. Gawd. $260 to the vet for the tests and diagnosis, and now we have to give her shots and probably do the ear prick thing to test her blood every day, too. Farking cat. I should have backed over her long ago.

Oh, not really. I don’t like her that much but Bob likes her VERY much and has had her twice as long as he’s had me, so I have to respect her ranking in the family hierarchy. I will probably end up being the one who gives her the injections. Just watch. Poor Cheetah. I hope she starts feeling better soon.

Question for all you cat people out there (Lorena, Chatty) – have you ever tried to feed your cats separately? I can’t even imagine how that’s going to work for these three unique indoor cats that we service. We have enough eating issues already.

My fat 9 year old cat was adopted from the pound and had apparently starved for some time – and to this day as soon as she sees the food bowl’s been filled she goes and scarfs as much as she can in as short a time as possible. And at least half the time she barfs it back up just as quickly. In the tub, in the cat bowl, in the sink, whatever. Luckily, it’s almost always in Bob’s bathroom. Easy to hose down and disinfect. And, bonus, it’s not in MY bathroom!  And if it’s out on the rug, the big dogs will take care of it. Oh, gross! Hey, that’s not as gross as Gunnar (retarded German Shepherd) who cleans out the cat box any time he’s given the opportunity. Eww. And frankly, I’d rather have the dogs eat the barf than have me step in it in the middle of the night. How do cats know to barf where you’re going to step in the middle of the night? Do they do that on purpose? And now that I’m old, it’s much harder getting my foot up into the sink in the middle of the night. I can just see the YC headlines after a nightime barfing incident: “Woman Dies In Tragic Foot Washing Accident – Cat Barf Implicated.”

4 thoughts on “Cat Pee, another terrible example of Posting the Cat

  1. Sharon says:

    I once had one, then two cats that needed to be fed separately. I stopped the free feeding, and at feeding time would just take the one or two ‘special’ cats to a different room to feed them. The three normal cats (Yes, I have a lot of cats. Shut up.) would eat in the kitchen just like they always did, and the two special food cats would eat in the bedroom at the other end of the house. For a couple of weeks I’d have to stand over them to make sure the normal cats didn’t try to steal the special food, but after a while everyone got used to it and went to their respective places for meals.

    A friend who had a diabetic cat found that if given a very special wonderful treat after his shot, the cat was actually anxious for his injection. Of course, I had another friend whose cat was so horrible about getting poked that the needle got bent the one time I had to help with the shot. Let’s hope Cheetah is of the first group!


  2. Mair says:

    Bethie: I’m “very” sorry that Cheetah has diabetes. That’s really weird. I, too, didn’t know that it was possible for cats to have diabetes.

    I really, really hope that you don’t fall out of the sink and keeeel yersef when yer washing barf off of yer foot. Any chance you could start wearing flip-flops for your middle o’the night “bethroom” adventures???


  3. Feeding a cat separately.


    Okay, no; really.

    Yes, the days of free-for-all are over. And yeah, pretty much what Sharon said. It’s work for a week or two, but once everyone gets used to it (it helps to feed them in the same spot every time) they start working it all out. The suckiest thing, for me, was when it has to be every 12 hours; it makes it hard to go to movies/work late/sleep late/have a life.


  4. my dog will often eat so fast that his meal makes an encore appearance… we’ve learned to just leave the room. it magically disappears… (blech)

    same dog is also rather efficient in regard to re-processing his excrement. again, we just look away and don’t let him kiss us. or breathe on us… (double blech)


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