Lee, I don't think Oz is going to end up being a sprayer but we will have to wait and see how he handles it once he come out of solitude and, hopefully, begins interacting with the other cats. I suspect he may end up being a loner but that remains to be seen.
As for clean up with mop and pail, my problem is the carpeting in the bedrooms. I have laminate flooring in the kitchen/lr/dr but carpet in the bedroom which is, of course where he sprayed his smelly tomcat marker. Right on the doorframe between the master bath and bedroom. I found that a mixture of about 50/50 white vinegar and water seems to neutralize the odor so it isn't tempting for the other cats. As for Polar Bear, he doesn't see cats as snacks, he sees them as another version of a squeaky play toy that self motivates - FAST - and he loves it. The other cats are, for the most part, used to it but Oz showed no sense of humor and no desire to play the first time around. Again, time will tell. k On 11/5/12, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > If the dog doesn't try to make Oz into a snack, the two will eventually get > used to each other and set ground rules. As for Oz and spraying, it's > sometimes the neighborhood fighters that give up the whole thing as a bad > idea once they find themselves neutered and cared for by a loving human and > never spray again. Like I said in another post on this topic, the horrid > odor that accompanies an intact male cat totally disappears once they are > neutered and all that you are left with is a spritz of pee that can be > washed off with lemon detergent or something else pleasant. Most of my > enthusiastic sprayers gave it up after they realized that they were living > with a family of rescued cats, no one was their enemy any more and they > didn't have to set territorial boundaries. Now they stick to having a hissy > fit occasionally, maybe a face slapping contest but I haven't had a real > battle or full wall spray job in over two years. My problem here is that > lots > of the cats "think" outside of the box. This is an issue that calls for a > plastic paint scraper to pick up the offering and a bucket lined with a > plastic bag to drop it in. After everything is cleaned up, it's mop and > pail time and the house is back to normal until the next day. Sigh. For > this I needed a college degree. > > > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! > > > > > >>________________________________ >> From: Martha Walton <marthawal...@gmail.com> >>To: email@example.com >>Sent: Monday, November 5, 2012 11:22 AM >>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ozzy and Miss Kitty >> >> >>Kat, you have such a big heart. Oz, Miss Kitty are lucky felines. Thanks >> everybody in this group for being so supportive to animals & their humans. >> >> >>On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM, katskat1 <katsk...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>Thanks all. >>> >>>Surprisingly, Oz appears to have sprayed once and nothing since. When >>>I brought him home from the vet his poor mouth hurt and all he did was >>>drink water and sleep. Now he is up and about, tried leaving the >>>bathroom once, and while the other cats hissed at him and the dog >>>tried to chase him, nobody sprayed or fought. Miss Kitty hisses at >>>everybody so they hiss back. It will take a while. >>> >>>I did get some felaway today to keep on hand. >>> >>>Kat >>> >>>On 11/1/12, Kathryn Green <katsk...@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> Tomorrow morning Ozzy goes in for neuter, exam, testing and >>>> vaccinations. Following day Miss Kitty goes with me to pick up Ozzy >>>> to get her exam and vaccinations. >>>> >>>> Gonna have to rob a bank for this but want to get it done quickly as >>>> Oz is causing some unrest within the ranks. My other cats seem to be >>>> jealous of an intact male and wanna get thru the door to prove they >>>> were here first - or something! >>>> >>>> So far they are both doing well. >>>> >>>> Kat >>>> >>> >>>_______________________________________________ >>>Felvtalk mailing list >>>Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >>>http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >>> >> >>_______________________________________________ >>Felvtalk mailing list >>Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >>http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >> >> >> _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org