by Katje Pyne
Tonkinese Chinky and lil Siamese Inca having a cuddle
I have 3 cats, a seal point Siamese called Inca, a natural coloured Tonkinese and a tawny coloured Somali.
Out of all of them Inca is the most intelligent, but her pee smells a lot in comparison to the others - like very strong ammonia, so strong it makes you feel dizzy if you're near the litter tray.
I'd spoken to my vet, made sure she was healthy etc, and changed the 4 litter trays every day... however it still had that pungent ammonia smell so strong it's hard to breathe when I changed the litters.
I was not sure what to do next in order to fix the problem and ready to just give up, when it seemed that lil Inca had a solution of her own. I walked into the bathroom one day and heard a gurgling sound like the tap was left on a little bit, and there was Inca, sitting in the bath, standing up with her front paws resting on the top, and she was looking down the plug hole making sure she was directly peeing in the hole.
I just watched in amazement, and she looked at me with her big dark blue eyes and gave the cutest little meow as if to say "I can fix the problem". It's hilarious to watch, she wiggles her bum as she stands on two paws looking back until she knows she's aiming correctly.
So, problem solved! I leave the bathroom door open at all times now and she always pees in the bath plug hole rather than the litter trays, and luckily she never does a number 2 in there. It's almost like she knew! It's also much easier and less expensive to clean than kitty litter... pity the other cats won't copy her...
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