Cats can be frustrating. They really love laying where they´re not supposed to and not sleeping where you´d like them too. It IS strange that he wouldn´t appreciate something warm, though. I usually do the trading thing with my cats: put something they like to lay on in the new place. My cat loved laying on a rug, i finally put it in her box. She understands now that her box is for her to lay in... but it still doesn´t make it her favourite place to stay (she still prefers my bed, anytime).
Can you pet your cat a lot? What about putting his things in the box, putting him in and petting him like crazy? (my cats after a lot of petting finally melt and stay wherever i put them)
Still, i´d like to add, cats can always tell old smells, even if you clean and spray. He might not like sitting in someone else´s litter box (while some cats love stealing litter boxes) and it seems like a good enough reason. Maybe another box?
Last edited by meowyn; 12-27-2010 at 01:32 PM.