Tonya, 
You have such positive outlook, god bless you!

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On Nov 14, 2012, at 16:32, catatonya <catato...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks Lee,
>  
> I have a 'special needs'... mentally and physically.... cat that pulls all 
> things shiny out. I would have to use safety pins and pray she didn't kill 
> herself trying to chew it. She chews electrical cords as well and shattered 
> my laptop display.... She has the "bobble head" disorder. She also falls a 
> lot..on hard tile floors....
>  
> Actually, a friend recommended I buy outdoor patio furniture with cushions 
> made to be washed. Not a bad idea, I'm thinking.  Not too comfy, but I live 
> by myself. I could just keep all the cushions in the spare bedroom unless I 
> have company.  I kept all sofa cushions put away already, and they peed on 
> the sofas anyway. No wicker, but they can't scratch metal. I'm considering it.
>  
> Except for the heating aspect, my bed has at least 4 waterproof quilted 
> layers on it. When someone wets the bed I can throw off the covers, peel off 
> the top mattress pad, shower off, grab a blanket, and go back to sleep!
>  
> I have conquered the bed and done away with carpet. I'm good except the 
> sofas! Of course they'll just find another place if they want. They know they 
> have the powerrrrr!
>  
> I saw a lots great ideas! 
>  
> My vet said to just face the fact that if you have elderly cats they will 
> eventually have kidney problems.... true.
>  
> tonya
>  
> From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
> To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bedwetting Cat sofa advice?
> 
> To prevent the bedding and sofa covers from being snatched off the furniture 
> by the cat you can purchase sticky-back Velcro.  Attach one side to the 
> underside of the plastic sheeting or whatever you are using and place the 
> matching strip on the sofa and press down to stick it to the sofa material.  
> It doesn't have to be perfect but it will prevent the plastic from drifting 
> away off the sofa.  You can also use things like metal clips purchased at an 
> office supply store to clip the plastic to the sofa. Use enough of them.  You 
> can also purchase screw pins that are used to pin sofa covers to old 
> furniture.  Doesn't do any damage.  The small hole it makes closes up when 
> the pin is removed.  
> 
> Have you thought about buying a fitted sofa and love seat cover?  You can 
> have the back plasticized with a heat process.  You have to look this up in 
> the phone book though, under plasticizing or phone an upholstery company and 
> see if they can do that.  
> 
> As a last resort, put your sofa and love seat and TV in a separate room  that 
> can be closed off and put plastic lawn furniture in you living room and turn 
> the living room over to the misbehaving cat.
> 
> I'm going to buy some of that cat attract litter.  Can it be mixed with pine 
> litter or clay litter? I can't afford anything very expensive.  I usually get 
> donated litter here.  I have so many cats who think outside of the box that I 
> no longer use a pooper scooper.  I use a small yard shovel.  Sigh.  The 
> President of one of our rescue organizations is going to build an outside 
> shelter attached to a shed on her property for 15 cats who will never learn 
> litter box protocol.  They were rescued after their former owner passed away. 
>  They are older cats with set habits and some health issues, not adoptable.  
> It seems like the cat rescue movement is  filled with saints and angels, the 
> best of the human species.
> 
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