|Posted on February 26, 2012 at 8:50 AM|
Dear Boofy arrived at the shelter a while ago. He's extremely affectionate and gets on very well with all the other cats, kittens and dogs. He loves people and is just a generally all round good guy. His one and only abiding bad habit has been soiling anywhere except in his litter trays. I tried all kinds of remedies that have worked in the past with other cats or kittens but to no avail. I felt guilty about the fact that Boofy had to stay confined in his cattery until the problem could be solved, so I decided to take the risk and let him out to run around in the hope that he'd then get into the habit of going outside. Then in turn would learn to hold on until released in the morning after being locked in for the night.
Nope that didn't work. He'd actually go back in during the day and leave me little pressies on the concrete floor or the scratching post, then happily toddle back outside with a look of relief on his face.
While out however he did make friends with Dotti. So I figured that although Boofy is an adult tom maybe, just maybe, Dotti might succeed where I had failed. It's taken about a week but finally Boofy is using the litter tray and I have to learn to live without my pressies.
Thank you Dotti
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