Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â If you have children I suppose one way or another someone is going to have a problem with the way you parent.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Unfortunately it’s the same way when your children have 4 legs and use a litterbox :dunno:Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Although not quite to the same degree.
Everyone now knows about Aurora’s emotional problems and they are not getting better.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â People seem to think her going outside is what is causing it and if I were a good mother I would keep them inside.
It’s tough, because for one thing they really love the outdoors and flourish the moment they step out the door.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Because of being outdoors Pilot has already lost some weight (he was getting chubby) and you can just see how much being in nature agrees with them…at least when they are outside.
On a forum someone told me that it’s possible Aurora is being harrassed by another cat outside and taking it out on Pilot in the house.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sadly, this does make sense:sigh:Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It really seems she’s “re-directing” her anger towards him for what appears like no reason.
I’ve also done a lot of researching online about what the problem could be and it appears like outside is the problem.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I guess I knew it all along butÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â keeping them inside seemed so drastic.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We’ve kept them inside (other than Aurora sneaking out once) since Thursday I think and Aurora is already constantly whining and throwing herself against the door :rolleyes:
When the cats go outside I think the smells change and that confuses Aurora.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I read that the most important sense for a cat is smell, which is why they leave their sense everywhere.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â If they get 10 feet away from home and can’t smell it then they will think they are lost…even if they can see the house.
So I guess Pilot smells differently and to her he’s now a stranger in her house.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I’m so sad because they both look so depressed right now.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I had no idea being a furmommy would be so tough.