|Bertie in his room|
He gets on with the humans in the house and he tolerates most of the cats, but he really doesn't seem to like Billy.
In reality it's the girls who rule in this house, but maybe Bertie isn't tough enough to take them on...
|Princess Bella rules|
Joking aside the situation is bringing out behaviour I'd rather not have and it shows me that two of my cats aren't happy. Bertie has really gone after Billy on a few occasions and we've had to separate them. When this happens it's a while before Billy comes out of hiding.
We've also got a wee problem, literally. Bertie seems to leave me little patches and puddles and Billy has responded by spraying :(.
We have found wee in, on, or against a variety of places/items; my sons new PC tower, the front door, the back door, the living room door, the garage door, the cat tree, my laundry basket, my daughters laundry basket, the living room fire, the dining room cupboard, corners of various rooms, the bath mat, the downstairs toilet floor, my husbands sock drawer, the tumble dryer, my daughters art work....oh and my handbag.
Not only is it smelly, its damaging.
I did a bit of online research and many sites suggest a trip to the vets, the idea being that your cat could have an illness which makes them urinate outside the litter tray. I don't think this is the case for us, I know Bertie uses the trays. To me this is all about marking to feel comfortable in the house.
During my 'travels' I came across a fab site in the US A house full of Cats They basically run a sanctuary in their home and have multiple cats.
They give some great advice on multiple cat households and I was particularly interested in the Bach Flower remedies they go through. I'm currently giving Beech and Larch a try in the water bowls. I'm also trying a plug in Feliway in the living room.
I've also been trialing a number of cat litters to see if there are any preferences for owners or cats. I'll be posting my findings shortly.