Big Renovations = LK On Hold

July 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm (Kittens, Toilet training) (, , , , )

Exactly as the title says…

We’ve been undergoing lots of renovations at our house. And I mean LOTS. ¬† Read the rest of this entry »

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Secret Stash?!

April 28, 2010 at 8:43 am (Kittens, Toilet training) (, , , )

I certainly hope not anyways…

Ever since we made the minor change of removing the clear plastic sheet, we have not seen Phobos go pee once, nor seen any evidence of him going. It’s been about 2 days. O___o;;

Phobos seems to look at the hole with some interest, or rather, more interest than before. I think the size now puts him off a bit.

But then this morning, lo and behold, he finally goes after much encouragement from Ian and I. Yay! But then he made us late-ish for work because he decided to go just when we were about to leave, and we had to stick around til he finished so we could clean up the LK. Booooo!

We noticed that when he peed, he did so by ’emptying’ into the tray area. Which leads me to suspect that either he has been able to hold it all in for like, 2 whole days, or he’s been peeing elsewhere and we just haven’t found it yet. Third option, but highly unlikely, is that he was peeing in the toilet, and that he just managed to get it all in the toilet and none in the tray. I am very skeptical about that. I’m super worried that he’s probably peed somewhere like in our bedroom (NO THE HORRORS!) because while normally the door is kept close when we are home, the renovation people who are working on our master bathroom, have NOT been closing the door. So the kitties have had access to our bedroom for the last couple of days…

Well he peed today this morning so here’s to hoping we don’t find anything in the bedroom later today.

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…A Little Surprise.

April 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm (Kittens, Toilet training) (, , , )

I like surprises. But what was in store for us today was not a nice surprise. Oh no. We got home from work, and what did we find? Yep. Phobos left us another one of his special “surprises” on the floor in front of the toilet. The only plus side to all this is that at least he’s doing it on the linoleum side of the bathroom instead of on the carpet, as there is carpeting in 2/3 of the bathroom (ugh, yes I know it’s weird and gross to have carpeting in a bathroom; annoys the heck outta me!) where the LK is located.

HOWEVER, I do forgive the little bugger because the LK was filthy, as Phobos had so nicely filled it with pee. And as we have found, he will refuse to poop in the LK if it’s filled and dirty, and he usually goes to pee just before pooping, so we usually need to be home to clean up right away so he can get to his ‘secondary business’. I am just hoping we can progress enough to the Green stage, in which case Phobos may not have the problem of filling up the tray as the hole will be bigger, therefore Phobos should be able to pee mostly into the toilet. But I’m getting ahead of myself here, so I can only hope that we might progress to Green stage.

Because the Amber stage was all filled and dirty, we decided to wash it out again, and like we had planned, we removed the plastic bit. Even though we didn’t expect to be washing it soon, we thought it would be okay to remove the clear plastic as there was only really a bit left, and it seems like the cats don’t really rely too much on it anymore. But I guess we shall see…Crossing my fingers!

If the cats continue to use the LK as normal, then we will have officially gotten to the true Amber stage using its original sized hole… finally!

***News Flash: Ok, I just found Deimos using it, so there’s one cat. Though he was the easy one…we’ll have to see if Phobos will take to the change.

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Still Goin!…& At a Pretty Steady Pace.

April 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm (Cat Products, Kittens, Toilet training, Toys) (, , , , )

Long time no see! Again…Sorry, my bad…Last post I said I would try harder but I guess I failed at that.¬† >__>

Well I’m here now! So as for what’s going on…

Last time I wrote, we had the Litter Kwitter setup on the floor…basically almost the very first step. Which seemed like such a regression considering we had them up to the LK being on the toilet on the Amber stage.

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Long Time No See

January 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm (Kittens, Toilet training) (, )

Yeeeaah. My bad. I’m really bad at keeping updates. I’m gonna try harder though, I really want to try to keep a fairly consistent blog.

Anyways.

So what’s up with the cats, cause that’s what this is mostly about…right? So if I recall, we had put the Litter Kwitter on a bit of a hiatus since -somebody- had a major pooping problem.

Well fast forwarding ahead to today, and we currently are back on the Litter Kwitter! (again) It’s just on the floor with the Red tray (oh man, I don’t want to imagine what it would be like if there was another tray in there instead but still on the floor), and both kitties have been very good with it. No accidents to report so far since reintroducing the LK except for one mishap when Deimos decided to poop on the bathroom’s carpet when the LK was just being washed for like 5 minutes. Figures. Other than that, so far so good.

We decided to take it exceedingly slow, since it seems Phobos is sensitive to changes. We had the LK on the floor since about early January, and I believe it’s been like that for over 2 weeks now. We tried to put it up on the toilet last Friday (Jan. 22), but it appeared to us like Phobos was holding it in, so we didn’t want him to get scared of the LK again and we put it back on the floor after less than a day. We’ll try again starting tomorrow and see how it goes.I’ve been thinking maybe there needs to be a gradual raising of the LK so that he will barely notice it going up.

We find it’s a good idea to make any changes¬† near a weekend or a span of time we have off from work and can be home to monitor our cats to make sure they’re taking to the changes. Then we can leave the changes as is if the response is good or adjust if needed.

I’m also trying to take more and post more pictures. This one is a random pic I found dated back from Oct. 2009. Enjoy!

kitties stuffed in a kitty post bed

Hmmm... I think we can maybe get ONE more kitten in there...

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