Paul and I had one of our very rare fights last night (I clean when I'm mad, so probably Paul has mixed feelings about our fights). Then this morning I woke up queasy and feeling like I was fizzing with Teh Krazy, and then I thought, "Huh, this is just how I felt when...." And then I took a pregnancy test (I will keep these things on hand until long after menopause: it is well worth 80 cents for peace of mind), and it's negative, so I guess I'm just a regular mess, or possible a PMesS. So anyway then I shopped for small expensive handbags I have no intention of buying.
Mouse is still peeing out of her box about once per day. Two nights ago I woke up at 4:00 in the morning and noticed her doing some pre-pee prowling on our bed, so I took her down to the basement and stood there in my bare feet in the middle of the night, putting her in her litter box again and again, petting her and speaking soothingly. Then I gave up, and she followed me back to bed and peed on Paul.
So last night Paul and I switched sides of the bed, and have you ever tried to do that? It seems really weird. I kept waking up feeling like everything was all strange, and now the lamp is on my side. Anyway, I was wondering if Mouse was peeing ON PAUL or if she was peeing on that side of the BED, but last night's test was a bust because she sniffed around for awhile and then went out to the hallway and peed on a pair of pants one of the kids left there.
On one hand I'm reaching my limit, and on the other hand "reaching my limit" doesn't really mean anything because I don't want to put her to sleep and that's pretty much the only option sitting around at the limit. If she had other issues I would consider it, but she's a very good cat. She's been a very good cat for 16 years. I don't want to stop the CAT, I just want to stop the PEEING. We've talked about it with the vet several times now, and she's been tested but she's fine, and we got her a Feliway-knock-off collar, and we've gotten multiple litter boxes, and we've put a box aside for her in a secluded place, and we've put a box on the main floor in case she's having trouble with the stairs to the basement, and she seems accustomed to the new cats now---and sometimes things seem better and then they seem not-better again. And she IS peeing MOST of the time in the box (or, as Paul says darkly, "or somewhere else we haven't found yet"). We have a vinyl mattress cover on our bed, which I hate, and we've taken our down blanket and our quilt off and replaced them with cheap blankets that are easier to wash cat pee out of.
Anyway. I guess I don't have any point to that. Just venting/complaining. Mouse goes back to the vet in November for blood tests anyway, so that's another chance for them to find something. The vet also mentioned cat prozac, except Mouse doesn't seem UPSET or anything now. She just keeps peeing on our stuff. And maybe she's just kind of old and needs a cat-sized Depends.
I read The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman and liked it. I feel very invested in her getting back together with Jimmy Kimmel. I mean, assuming they'd be happy together---I don't mean they have to get together if they had a bad relationship. But it SEEMED good, didn't it? And I felt sad when they broke up, and I'd feel happy if they got back together and were happy and had babies if they wanted them and so forth.
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