Some days I just shake my head and laugh at the lengths my husband and I went to in order to accommodate our problem child, Romeo’s, pee habits.
Romeo would pee on anything soft on the floor – towels, rugs, visiting guest’s jeans (sorry, grandma!), you name it. Forget having wall-to-wall carpet. We learned our lesson in our last home when we had to replace the entire upstairs when we moved.
So, now our whole home is hardwood floors. And, there are no area rugs, save one that’s an indoor/outdoor rug that he never seemed interested in squatting on.
But we’re moving again soon and just carpeted the basement to make it more inviting to prospective buyers. It looks and feels awesome. I wish I could have enjoyed a nice, soft, carpet-y basement floor. But it was not to be. Not with “Pee Cat” living in my house.
Now we have to keep him out of the basement and off the carpet. I had a baby gate up, which deterred him for a couple of days. Until he jumped it. And peed on my new carpet.
First I threatened him with solitary confinement in the bathroom. Then, I devised a structure that I hope he won’t try to scale. What do you think? Will he do it?
In the meantime, please share. What crazy adjustments do you make to your life for your cat?