I know I don't have the results up. I've been a mental mess over our 2 cats since yesterday afternoon.
They both throw up all the time...everywhere. On the beds, rugs, floors...everywhere. One has easy to clean up puke, the other....not easy. They're brothers, so they have many of the same issues.
They both pee outside the litter box. They've ruined thousands of dollars of furniture and they've taken to peeing on our guest bed...rendering it unusable now for my mom (who was supposed to stay with us tonight) but now, she's going to be at a hotel because of this.
They both have kidney disease...but you wouldn't know it...aside from the peeing and puking. One has diabeties on top of the kidney issues. We're both at our wits end with these cats. The issues are both medical and behavorial and we've tried doing everything! We've had multiple litter boxes, we clean them daily. There's nothing we can do about the throwing up, it's just a symptom of the kidney disease. I can handle daily throw up, but I just can't do the peeing anymore. It's been happening for years...like 6-7 years....the cats will be 9yrs old in November.
We talked seriously for the first time last night about giving them to a no-kill shelter. I found one that's cage free. I can't just leave them in cages to die...can't do it. Part of me feels we should put them down, but I just don't know. I feel like you should only put animals down if they're really really bad, and our cats are for the most part normal kitties. They eat, drink, shit, cuddle...the don't seem at all like sick lethargic cats. I have no idea what to do. The only thing I want to do is keep them, but we just can't afford to keep buying furniture and matresses and stuff, not to mention the emotional strain it puts on us to find...yet again...that they've peed on the bed.
Scott is wanting to give them to a shelter. The shelter is literally a couple miles from my office. I pass it every day. Just can't imagine passing by every day thinking of my boys in there sad and without a home. Just seems so cruel!!! But I swear, every time I see vomit on our freshly cleaned sheets and duvet...runny brown liquid vomit, I want to kill the cat. Not really, but it's sooooo frustrating. Anyone who knows me well, knows I'm the craziest cat lady ever. I love cats so much. Sooooooo much. Which is why this is so difficult.
Do we put them down?
Do we give them away?
Or do we buy...ANOTHER mattress, lock them out of the bedrooms, and just hold out until they do it again...on the couches?
I've already sobbed this morning and it's only 8:00 am.
I know not everyone is a cat person...so if you're a dog lover, just pretend I'm talking about my dog. Non cat people tend to just say shit like, kill the cat.
I'm a mess