update...and a new question
Penelope has been to see the vet for a 3rd time and we're waiting for blood test results. But I got a new litterbox, a much bigger one, and that has seemed to solve some of the biggest problems--she can't soak it completely, and I don't have to change it as often. In addition, she seems to be drinking less, so maybe she's just adjusting...we'll see.
Anyhow here's my new problem.
Penelope is very, very affectionate. She adores my boyfriend, who sleeps over a couple times a week. But she is showing him so much love that he can't sleep. She is constantly walking over to his pillow to get him to play at all hours of the night. She sits on his face, she licks his face, she licks his hands--she won't leave him alone. So far we haven't done anything more than picking her up and putting her on the floor next to the bed, because I am afraid that if she gets upset she will pee on yet another upholstered surface. But she just gets right back on the bed.
She doesn't do this with me. She'll wake me up in the morning to feed her (at 5am, thanks!) but she leaves me alone most of the night, choosing to sleep next to me in bed. I live in a studio apartment so it's not like I can put her in another room. I can't sleep at his place because I have to be home to feed her and change her litter. What can I do? I love having her in the bed with me so I am reluctant to train her to get off the bed altogether. But if this continues, it's my relationship with my boyfriend that will be headed for the litterbox!