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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Question Did my cat pee on the floor because she was mad at me?

Last night, I put a small plastic disco ball Christmas decoration around my cat's neck. Before you jump down my throat, it was LIGHT and WAS NOT STRANGLING OR ENDANGERING HER in any way. I do not make a habit of teasing my cat. I am very good to her.

Anyway, Princess started running around trying to get it off. It was pretty funny. Then, she went under the dining room table and stopped resisting; she was just sitting under the table. I removed it from her neck. She did not hiss, struggle, or bite. About a half hour later, I went to the basement and found that she peed in two spots on the basement floor. She did not go at all in the litter box.

Do you think Princess peed on the floor because she was mad that I put something around her neck?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 12:50 AM
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Cat's don't think like that - they aren't vindictive or going to try to punish you or teach you a lesson. They would pee outside the litterbox for other reasons - stress, maybe? There are lots of reasons for a cat not to use the litterbox but revenge isn't one of them.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 12:51 AM
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Well...yes and no.

She didn't do it to 'get back at you' because cats simply don't have the capacity to think that way.

However, the added stress coukd definitely cause it.

Wait a few days and see how it goes. Chances are she'll get over the stress and go back to her normal positivs habits.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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I'm glad she didn't do it to "get back at me." She was fine afterward. She even let me pet her. Princess has not peed since.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 05:49 AM
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Then it was pure stress.

Cats internalize a lot of emotions and pain and fear. Its part of their natural survival skills from when they were outside cats. They dont express being unhappy say, like a dog would. Plus they are very forgiving to those they love!
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