The Brothers and I have long smelled something stinky by the front door, but when we have tried to draw it to the Guardian’s attention, they haven’t seemed to notice. I know human noses aren’t as capable as kitty noses, but I was amazed they weren’t picking up on this shining beacon of stink. Fortunately, their eyes work better than their noses, and the recent snow helped cue the Guardians in to what The Brothers and I have known all along. Someone has been urine marking our front door.
We kitties like to spread our smell around to claim things as our own. The Brothers and I are constantly rubbing our cheeks and bodies against everything in our house (including the Guardians), effectively making everything smell like us. Outside our door there are more than a dozen Limbo kitties all vying for the same territory. They need to employ something a bit stronger to leave their mark, so they are spraying concentrated urine everywhere. Yes, it is kind of gross, but that’s what some stressed indoor kitties and most Limbo kitties do.
Now, you can imagine how someone who doesn’t like cats (crazy, I know) might respond to this behavior. Add in the fact that Limbo kitties also poop all over the place and it might be enough to drive an irate homeowner to take drastic measures. The Guardians, of course, will just clean the mess up, but even they aren’t exactly thrilled to have poop all over their yard and pee all over their door. They know it is the cats’ guardians who are to blame though, not the cats.
So keeping your cat safely contained will not only help your cat be happier and healthier, it will likely make your relationship with your human neighbors happier and healthier. Do the right thing, keep kitty contained and keep poop and pee in the litter box.
So Sayeth Otis