Pussycat poop, feline feces, cat scat – it all stinks

???????????????????????????????We took Puss to see the kitties on the back lanai, once the special domain of him and whoever would take him out there for a little loving. He used to stand at the back screen door and meow for attention and the pleasure of napping on real furniture or better yet, someone’s lap. But now he wants nothing to do with the lanai and the little family living there.

???????????????????????????????I’ve never had pets, so this kitty hatching has been an education.  Five cats produce a prodigious amount of poop. And cat poop really stinks. I guess that’s why they bury it which is so much easier when they live outside. Even the cats don’t like the poop and won’t use the litter box if it’s too full. I’ll spare you the picture. Then we have to gird our loins and remove the vile little turds while mouth breathing, only to have the cats immediately run for the litter box and fill it again. Damn cats.

kitties playing 091One day we found a baby turd on the futon. Disgusting. Another day we found an accident on the futon, a saucer sized stain of orange. We weren’t sure what it was, but we didn’t want to get too close to investigate. Luckily the stain was on a washable cover and didn’t leak onto the futon itself. I assumed it was okay to stick the stained cover in the washing machine; came out nice and clean. The lesson here: look before sitting down.

kitties playing 118We have lots of toys for them including balls with bells and old ice cream cartons. It’s a mine field traversing the lanai. Their favorite fun is galloping across the lanai chasing each other. Then they leap onto the scratching post I picked up at the thrift shop. The kitties battle over who gets to sit at the top and bat the others down. They wrestle, lick each other, and pounce on Mom. They love to seize Mom’s tail as she swishes it back and forth, and even chew on it. She’s so patient.

Felicity and UdonFelicity is turning out to be a very good mother, given that she’s just a baby herself, probably just over a year old. Our little street cat has settled down. She licks them clean, especially right after they’ve eaten the kitty food we put out. She rescues them when they climb too high, though that’s pretty much under control; they’re confident now with their climbing. I wonder when she will lose patience with this gig and demand to go back outside. We found her climbing the screen to the top of the door. Bad Kitty! That’s all we need is holes in the screening to let the mosquitoes in. The babies did it too, just fitting between the posts in the railing. Luckily that’s not exciting enough for them anymore.

kitties playing 146Friday I made a deal with Faye. I’ll feed the kitties morning and night, but she has to clean out the turds. She’s the one who wants to keep indoor kitties that will require a litter box. Let’s see if she can handle the job. I had to sweeten the deal by agreeing to let her sleep in on Saturday while I fetched the coupon for free cat neutering at the Humane Society.

At first she made a joke of her job: “I’m going treasure hunting!” By Sunday she was saying that we MUST give away two kittens SOON and send Felicity back outside. This is the same person who begged to keep all four just days ago. The poop situation is overwhelming. “Four layers of turds Mom, and I just changed the litter!”

kitties playing 139So we’re experimenting with letting Felicity out during the day. The kittens seem okay with it. They’re self-sufficient or at least self-absorbed whether she’s there or not, until they decide they want to nurse. So far she keeps coming back and even waits at the back screen door to be let back in. Good Mommy; just poop outside.

 

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About Diane Scheurell

I'm a writer and author. Check out my book, Manifesting Paradise on Amazon, and my blog, ManifestingParadise.com. I talk about Hawaii and the transformation tools I used to achieve my dreams.
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3 Responses to Pussycat poop, feline feces, cat scat – it all stinks

  1. Lynn says:

    Try multi-cat clumping litter and sprinkle a little baking soda in it once in a while. It really helps.

  2. L'il Sis says:

    I can’t even think of one smart ass comment. Yuck.

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