…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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Merry Christmas Eve’ Everyone!

December 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

Wow, can’t believe it’s Christmas already!

I bought a cat toy from this Japanese dollar store we have here, called Daiso. It was a Christmas present for the kitties, and I decided to let them play with it earlier yesterday. It’s a stick that has this glittery, colourful, fuzzy pom poms on the end of it, and both cats seemed to like it. Phobos looked like he was gonna go nuts!…

Nothing new to report on the toilet training, other than Deimos is very comfortable going on the Litter Kwitter and he goes on it like he would in a regular cat litter box – peeing frequently and pooping at least once a day. Phobos however seems to hold it in so sometimes he doesn’t even go poop for the day, and pees like once a day. *sigh* I wish there was a way to make the LK more appealing for Phobos.

Also, yesterday he pooped on the floor in the bathroom again, in a different place on the floor compared to last time. It was much closer to the toilet, though I don’t think that means anything. At least he’s going on the linoleum. We have partial carpeting in our bathroom that we set up the LK in, so it’s pretty disgusting when they do decide to go on the carpet, though luckily it’s a rare occurrence when it happens. I tried placing a small piece of his poop in the LK, but my boyfriend later accidentally cleaned it up; I was hoping by doing that it might attract Phobos to poop in the LK. That was a tip I picked up from the LK forums. I’ll try again next time if Phobos happens to poop on the floor again (hopefully not, but I don’t really have high hopes for that).

Well anyways gonna be on my way to drop off present to people and get to a Christmas dinner at a friend’s. Left a heaping pile of kitty kibble to keep the cats tided over until we can get home to give them their wet foods.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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