Okay, this is serious.
I used to live in a tiny bachelor apartment with my kitty cat, Naomi, and her daughter Wynonna. Wynonna eventually moved in with her good friend Snowflake, and this thread is really about Naomi.
There was no bathtub in the apartment, but there was a tiled shower stall. Naomi generally used one of those fancy automatically flushing kitty litter machines. I think one day the machine conked out and stopped halfway through its cycle, when the litter was all wet. That day, I came home to find that someone (who I now assume was Naomi) had both peed and pooed in the shower stall, right next to the drain. I suppose this was due to the lack of an alternative, and I am grateful that they chose this rather convenient location. After all, who does not enjoy a pee in the shower?
Naomi still generally uses the fancy machine, but has pooed in the shower on maybe two other occasions, and peed dozens of times, always in the same location next to the drain.
Then we moved. Fancy machine was in up and running. Namoi peed in the new bathtub right next to the drain on the very first day. She continues to do so to this day. But she will properly poo in the machine.
The big question is obviously “Why does she do this?”
It couldn’t be that Naomi smelled her pee in the new bathtub and assumed it was the right place to pee, as this was a new apartment. So why did she immediately go there?
Is is weird that she immediately knew that the bathtub, which required a jump in order to enter, was analogous to the shower stall that she used as a toilet at her previous place?
Also, after she pees, she does the normal pee-burying motions with her paws, but of course this accomplishes very little in a ceramic bathtub. Does she not see the futility of this?
Why just pee and not poo?
She does not know that her actions are naughty. I have not scolded her. And when she jumps into the bashtub to pee, she is not ashamed. I can sit right next to her, and she will happily pee away.
Is this healthy? I don’t really mind, I guess, as the pee just washes away, and I don’t want her to start peeing somewhere where I would have to clean up after her.
Lemme try out a smiley.
There we go.