Warning: totally long digression before I make my point. Just go with it.
It all started with Eddie, one of our two tuxedo cats.
Eddie has been pooping outside of the litter box lately, sometimes up to 4 times a day. Since we were worried about the little guy, hubby took him to the vet, where we found out that he’s just fine, but that our other cat, Tommy, is a giant doucebag.
Which we already knew. You see, Tommy is a little instigator, and since Eddie is sort of timid and a bit of a scardy-cat, Tommy tends to beat up on him and not let him go to the bathroom when he wants, etc. We often wake up to the sound of hissing and cat growling. And the cats make those noises too. (ba bum bum ching!)
According to the vet, we needed to separate the two at night, and also make sure that our two litter boxes are in separate places in the house. The boxes were previously both next to each other in the laundry room. But now, Tommy spends his nights alone in the office. I feel bad for the little guy, but in the morning when he’s released, he comes up to me and purrs and purrs. So at least he doesn’t hate me.
Long story short, we had to move one of the litter boxes into that bedroom, and we moved another one into the front hall closet, where there’s a patch of wooden floor and if Eddie decides to poop, I don’t have to drag out the carpet cleaner and curse about the cats under my breath. And for whatever reason, this plus Tommy in his cell at night has stopped the pooping.
Don’t let that cute face fool you. He wants to keep you up at night harassing kitties.
And since we didn’t have the litter boxes in the laundry room anymore, we closed off the sliding door there. And immediately, our house’s temperature went way up. Turns out that the wall between the laundry room and the garage isn’t exactly, um. stable, and it was letting in a ton of outside air into house.
I love how something so simple as closing a door is saving us a ton in energy bills. Hi, I went to college and I can’t figure out where cold air comes from.