I just love this photo of Samantha with the sunshine on her fur and the fall colors outside her window in the background.
Two months ago I wrote about the issues we were having with Samantha using her kitty litter consistently. She was sometimes having accidents in a certain spot in the front entryway when we tried to move her kitty litter upstairs where we really wanted it. We got some great recommendations from our readers and this one comment from our friends The Island Cats got me thinking of what the next thing I wanted to try was “Maybe there’s something about the upstairs box that she’s not liking. Try moving the downstairs box upstairs and see what happens.” At that time we had one box upstairs and one downstairs and she was using both, but often missing the box in the downstairs one.
We did two things: we moved the downstairs box upstairs with the other one so there are now two boxes upstairs. In addition, we decided to put her on a joint supplement, Cosequin*, which she had taken in the past. We thought perhaps she wasn’t squatting properly because of joint issues. Guess what? It worked! She had one accident in that spot initially but we gave it more time. Now it’s been two months and she hasn’t had one since (knock wood)!
We still have some other things to figure out, like how to keep our beagle Cricket out of Sam’s kitty litter area. Cricket is so cat-like, that it’s almost impossible to keep her out of anyplace Sam can go. While the suggestion of the Door Buddy* was a great one, I just don’t see that working; I see Cricket getting stuck in the door; she is so darn stubborn! Though we haven’t ruled out the idea of trying it completely yet.
I’m so proud of Sam, and it’s nice to have our entryway area clear. I wanted to keep this nice welcome mat from Carpet One that we reviewed in front of that door, but we decided that might be pushing it for now!
Today is the Sunday Selfies blog hop, and Samantha wanted to share her selfie along with giving you her good news!
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