Originally Posted by wEstSidE
while that type of torture is hilarious to me, you should just euthanize it
Cat no longer lives with me. Although, still alive. It should have put down at birth due to the condition it had.
Originally Posted by Tidybeard
Jeans on the ironing board, eh? Icewash, high waisted, loose fit I assume?
Nah, they were just regular old Luckys in a dark wash. I don't iron jeans, hell I rarely wash them, but the ironing board often gets shit heaped on it.....
Originally Posted by razl
Again, as someone who works with a lot of cats in the rescue biz...
Although some cats are indeed just little bastards (or bastard'ettes) most of the time a cat peeing outside of the catbox is indicative of a medical problem. Yes, they are complicated little psychos, but if they aren't eliminating in the box they are probably doing it for a reason. While it is possible they are doing it because they hate you, there are many more legit physical reasons.
A couple of other options are changing the type of litter (cats are finicky, some may hate sand/clay/clumping or whatever you are currently using), changing the type of box (if you've got a covered one, most are too small for adult cats and they don't like it, or maybe the reverse), etc.
Bottom line is that most "normal" (cough) cats want to eliminate and cover and not get beat for it. If they aren't, they are trying to tell you something. And yes, part of that telling might be "I ain't gonna pee in that, so I'll show him..."
And, yes, I sympathize. I've had an impossible-to-regulate diabetic cat who couldn't control urination due to over drinking as well as a little bastard (who I loved) who preferred to pee on plastic (wtf?). So, yes, sometimes it just is behavioral.
This cat's actions were deliberate. While it was handicapped, it could pull itself up from the floor to the bed just using claws. It could easily get into the box, but it would often chose not to. I tried everything...multiple boxes (because she had 3, yes 3 motherfucking cats), different litters, a mechanical box that cleaned itself after every use. Nothing worked.
I had to tear out the carpet from the bedroom, because the cat was living under the bed like a bridge troll and happily pissing and shitting away under there. When I removed the carpet (well, she removed it because I refused), the resulting scene was like something from a horror movie. Huge pools of dried and hardened piss, liquid shit and other atrocities. The fucking SLAB was stained. I had to bleach it. It reacted with the cat piss and created an amonia cloud that burned my lungs and rusted every guitar string in the house...as well as most of the metal in the bedroom. I was short of breath for days. I also had to spend a week laying down laminate as there was no way in hell I was putting carpet back down. I cordoned off the bottom of the bed so he could never get under there again...but he still pissed and shit everywhere.
I am an animal lover, I even like some cats. This one...well in the end he got what he wanted all along.