Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Major Poo-Poo Pants Event

Kitsu was gone all day. She missed her canned cat food breakfast and it was her favorite flavor. By evening, I was getting pretty worried and called repeatedly for her.

No Kitsu.

I hate it when this happens. Every time it does, I swear the girls are going to become indoor cats. No more dangerous outdoors for them.

Since we've lived in Utah, I've lost four cats and every time it breaks my heart. I don't want to go through it again. I don't want my cats to go through it. But making them indoor only cats would probably require declawing them, and I am adamantly opposed to cat mutilation.

When I try locking them in, they act like the house has become Abu Ghraib and keep trying for a jail break. I feel like their warden and hate it.

About 8:00 Kitsu came hollering up the stairs with a major case of poo-poo pants. Of course, I added to the trauma by catching her and washing her hind end. She just doesn't understand that being washed is way better than having to lick it off. It was a wee bit traumatic for me too; I had to take a shower, throw my clothes into the washer and put antibiotic cream on my wounds after the cat bath.

I wish Kitsu could talk so she could tell me what happened.

She has forgiven me for the bath and is currently curled between my chest and the keyboard, purring loudly.

I love my cats and want them to be happy, healthy and safe forever. Why do happy and safe have to be mutually exclusive?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad she is OK. I'm sure you were thrilled to see her poo-poo pants and all.

KJ said...

Hi, you don't know me, but I'm a random person from the internet who stumbled across your blog. Hello!

I think it takes a little time for everybody to adjust, but all the cats I know who became indoor cats settled into it within a couple weeks. Admittedly, I didn't take note of the furniture before and after, but I for one decided before adopting that my cats were more important than the furniture, so even worst case scenario isn't so bad.

Every time I catch one of my cats sharpening their claws on the couch, I pick them up and move them over to the scratching post. I also keep the post near their favorite part of the couch to scratch.

sri said...

Hi, i am maria newly join in your site.I think it takes a little time for everybody to adjust, but all the cats I know who became indoor cats settled into it within a couple weeks. Admittedly, I didn't take note of the furniture before and after, but I for one decided before adopting that my cats were more important than the furniture, so even worst case scenario isn't so bad.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry. No such things as indoor cats. Animals (including humans) are meant to live where they belong to. If you can't allow that, best is to not have cats.