Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Portland, Tennessee
Most of the time, it's natural instinct to cover their waste. Sometimes babies need help from humans. Get her to watch you covering it with the scoop - that helped with my kittens.
I've never had to teach my cats to go outside to use the bathroom, they just went to the door and meowed when they were ready.
I wouldn't recommend putting a kitten outside to use the bathroom. They're so small and fragile, alot could happen.
Maybe plead with your GF to give you and kitty one more chance. It should be super easy to teach her to cover up her own mess. Maybe you need more litterboxes? Maybe it stinks so bad in there she just can't wait to run out after she's done...heeheehee....
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function - Garrison Keiller