Misunderstood or just mean?
I have an 8 year old American Bobtail who I love a lot but she makes it hard because of many negative traits.
1) She doesn't get along with people. She likes me and my best friend (she lived with us when we shared an apartment) but avoids everyone else including my wife.
2) She doesn't get along with other pets. She either avoids or attacks the other animals (3 cats and 2 dogs). She was extremely aggressive to my wife's cat when it was a kitten (further embittering my wife towards her), and has my Chinese Crested dog terrified from being swatted at or bit (thank God she's declawed).
3) She routinely urinates on the carpet, bathroom rugs and clothes left on the bathroom floor. The vet did not find a UTI. I keep one box per cat, clean them daily and fill them with soft, clumping litter. Her behavior got her expelled from the house (into the fenced backyard). But with the onset of cold weather, I moved her into a bedroom. In this small area, she used the box appropriately. However, upon release into the house she immediately went back to her bad habits.
I'm wondering: 1) If I have any chance at this stage in her life of stopping the urination; 2) If continued efforts are even worth the hassle given the discord she causes with my wife and other pets.
I'm loathe to get rid of her as she's the only cat I've owned for any length of time but I'm running out of options.