I took Mouse to the vet today for her annual check-up, and I talked with the vet about how unhappy Mouse has been with Benchley's persistent attentions: Benchley wants to PLAY! and CUDDLE! and Mouse wants to be LEFT ALONE! and I feel like we ruined her entire old age by getting this dim cat who won't take a hint, and meanwhile she's started using the laundry pile as a litter box and that is not going to work for us.
Anyway, get this: the vet told me about Feliway (cat Prozac in air-freshener-diffuser form, which some of you had mentioned too), and said we could put a collar-keyed cat door in an interior door so only Mouse could go to a certain room, and she also said we could put a litter box in those rooms for Mouse----or, she said, we could GET ANOTHER CAT. AHA HA HA HA HA!! Apparently, although this can backfire (leaving poor Mouse fighting off the affection of TWO cats), it's QUITE LIKELY to succeed in cases where one cat wants a friend and the other one doesn't (as opposed to situations where the cats hate each other).
I can't WAIT to tell Paul!
I did buy the Feliway, too, because Mouse has one favorite spot (on a computer CPU) and there's an outlet right next to it so the plug-in Cat Happiness might be perfect. And I'm glad I didn't buy the diffuser at the vet's office where it was $45, when it is $19 on Amazon. I do truly love Amazon.
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