Seems to be marking behavior, so now we have to figure out how to destress the boy so he feels safe in his own house again. It's kind of hard to figure out what is the problem:
- a new feral (there's an orange cat that I've seen recently...but that cat has been around for a couple of years off and on)
- the new renters across the street who have a REALLY NOISY car that they start up every evening (sends Angel and Chuck flying around the house every time)
- something else outside or inside the house that hubby and I haven't been figured out yet
- could be medical; we'll take him to the vet if the behavior continues
Really do NOT want to put up plastic all over the house, but we'll do it to save the woodwork. Again, not the time to FREAK OUT, but to start looking at life from Chuck's point of view to help him regain his calm. Anyone know Kitty Zen?
|Chuck asleep in his cup bed, only ears showing!|
Obviously, Sammy is just smarter than me, so I'm still wondering how I'll ever catch him again. But I'm not giving up! Just so you know, I did catch him twice: the first time when I had him neutered in 2011, and again that same year when he had suffered a bite wound. So maybe it's really Sammy 15 Me 2, but I've had ZERO success in the last two years.