This cat, this beautiful cat curled up next to my baby, is very close to no longer being welcome in our home. :(
We love him dearly, but for a period of months now, he has been urinating on our furniture and soft items that are occassionally left about. The one place he never peed was in our bedroom, where he sleeps most of the day. But last night he "crossed that line" and my patient dh has had it.
This morning, dh was looking in my direction, and I asked him what he was thinking about. He said, "I was thinking about whether there is anyway to salvage our relationship." I hadn't had my morning coffee, wasn't ready for that shocker! I said, "Huh?" and he said, "No, not you, the cat..." who was lurking behind me.
We are hopeful that our financial situation will improve in the next month or so, and at that point we can take him to the vet to rule out medical causes like diabetes or urinary tract stuff. My friend Louisa has a book about herbs or homepathy for cats, I might try something she suggests. We are trying to keep all clothes, blankets and stuffed toys off the floor, challenging when you have 2 yo & 4 yo's in the house. But something has to give... if our efforts fail, then I will be contacting his breeder (he's a Bengal) to see if they can help, either fix the issue or help us rehome him.
Our other cat, Joshua, has done it too, but he is much less problematic than Max. I think he goes after Max, once Max marks it, or if he thinks his litterbox is too dirty. I know he would really miss Max, but I think he'd be OK. I really hope it doesn't come to letting Max go, though. He's a beautiful cat, though I'd never get another one like him. Ever. I'm feeling pretty done with indoor cats.