There's one member of the household you don't want to encourage to "think outside of the box" your resident cat. In the wild, felines naturally do their business in soft soil or sand because they instinctually bury their waste. As cats became domestic animals, people simulated this behavior by providing pets with a litter box nowadays a plastic box filled with some form of cat litter. Most cats take to the litter box like a fish takes to water. But, in some households, a cat may eschew its designated toilet and instead start soiling a carpet, the couch or other area. It's a feline behavior that most pet owners need to understand and address immediately. Stains and odors in these locations may draw the cat back again and again to the same spot. Pet Owners Turn Pet Detectives Dr. Katherine Miller, senior behavioral counselor of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, goes through a series of questions with pet owners to root out the cause of a litter box problem. First, she rules out a medical condition such as a urinary tract infection or diabetes, the latter of which would cause the cat to drink excessively and often urinate. Then she goes down a checklist. "I ask when the problem started whether there were changes in the household, including the addition of another pet or person, the loss of a person or the change of family or school schedules," Miller says. "Then I ask where the soiling is happening. Cats that are anxious and have litter box problems use places in the household that are important to them their own bed or a human bed or couch. Or, if they are frightened, they may choose the back of a closet, or a corner in back of furniture." Discourage Returns to the Scene of the Crime No matter why the soiling is occurring, it is in your best interest to clean the area with an enzymatic cleanser that will eat up organic molecules and remove the source of the odor. Household cleaners, in general, may leave an odor that a cat can still detect and that will encourage the cat to continue soiling the area. The ASPCA points out ammonia based cleaners are particularly poor choices, because urine contains some ammonia and that could encourage the cat to repeat his or her performance. Miller also recommends the use of sprays or diffusers that reproduce some of the properties of cat facial pheromones. One such product is Feliway Cat Pheromone Spray. When your cat feels safe, it rubs its head against furniture, legs or doorways, leaving markings. "This mimics that odor and can help reduce tension, anxiety and stress and lead to a more relaxing environment for the cat," Miller says. Litter Box Reassessment The litter box itself may be the turn off. Dr. Christianne Schelling, a veterinarian in Three Rivers, Calif., who maintains a not for profit educational web site The Litter Box, recommends one litter box per cat in the household, plus an extra box. "Some cats prefer to urinate in one and defecate in another," Schelling says. "You have to figure out what is right for each individual cat." Schelling also recommends these steps: Figure out if the box is big enough Cats like to get in and be able to turn around. If a commercial box isn't large enough, consider turning an under the bed sweater bin into a litter box. Make sure there's enough litter Cats like to dig. Don't skimp on litter. Reconsider the plastic liner While liners make the cleanup easier for you, the cat may not like the crinkling noise or the slippery feel. Type of litter is key Cats may be giving a thumbs down on pelletized or clay litter. Schelling says most cats prefer sand or clumping litter. Clean the box regularly Cats by nature are finicky. If there's even one little mess in the box, they may not go back. Have a garbage pail right next to the litter box to make frequent cleanups easy. The jury is still out on automatic self cleaning boxes Some cats love boxes that clean themselves. They hear the noise and hang around to watch it scoop. But to other cats, the whirring noise of the motor "scares the living daylights out of them," Schelling says. Kitty Litter "Boot Camp" Some cats may need to be retrained to use the litter box. Miller suggests having the cat undergo "litter box boot camp" by confining them to one room with their litter box for a few days. The last thing any pet owner should do to a cat with a litter box problem is to punish the cat. If you catch them in the act, pick them up and put them in the box. "If you find a mess after the fact, it's already too late to do anything," Miller says. Posted on November 1, 2009Lois says: I have a female cat named Duchess and she has peed on garbage bags and a couple of times on a comforter. What should I do because I really dont want to get rid of her. Help Posted on August 15, 2009Billie says: My daughter's cat lives with us, and my daughter has been through a life threatening illness and cannot keep the cat at her home. He is neutered, 5 years old, and has been in this house for about 2 1/2 years. A few months ago, he started pooping on the bathroom rugs. He is also bad about not covering his poop in the litter box. I have been told this is normal, because he is the "alpha" cat. I do have a female who is 9 years old. I took the cover off the litter boxes I have 1 in the laundry room and 1 in my closet. I have washed the rugs and sprayed them with the "cat" spray. He only does this once in a while and seems to do it 2 or 3 times in a row. My husband is threatening to move him to our metal barn, but I do not want to upset my daughter. Also, this cat overeats and is very overweight. He just had a checkup and bloodwork, and he is ok. Posted on July 28, 2009Susan says: We have a 9 year old Blue Russian who has had urinary problems in the past. He had crystals form twice and was blocked. After the third time, the vet told me about a surgery he could have, so it was done. He has been through the family as he urinates on things left on the floor. I am very careful not to leave anything on the floor to tempt him. However, he urinates on our bed while we are in it and always on my side. He has also urinated on the floor when we had a roomful of company and in the kitchen while we were in there. He is the sweetest cat in the world and is very loving, but I can't tolerate the urinating. Help! I have a feromone diffuser in the house as we have 3 other cats and was hoping it would help with the harmony, but it is not doing anything. He gets more love and attention than the other cats as he is very needy, but sweet. Any suggestions? Thanks! Posted on June 7, 2009Lynn says: My 15 year old Bengal male cat has been deficating outside of his litter box. He will go anywhere. I am at loss to what to do? I love him and want to change this behavior any ideas would be helpful? Posted on February 16, 2009Sandra says: I have a male cat, almost 7 years old, who pees on an area rug almost weekly. I clean the rug in a washer and dryer each time he pees. I have tried sprays from Feline and Petco to stop the problem, but he continues to do it. Is there an order, like vinegar and water, that I spray on the area rugs to keep him from doing this problem. If not, what do you suggest? Please advise ASAP. Posted on February 24, 2009Wife : ) says: This deficating crap is a common problem. I will work on this today. Posted on February 25, 2009bobbie l harman says: my husband got a cat about 5mths since then i cannot breath, the smell of the liter, poop, and pee makes me sick. my eyes water constantly i have been sick with headaches for 5mths i now have pneumonia,i have constant headaches do to a previous brain tumor, and since this cat has came the headaches are worse. Posted on July 28, 2008Rita Gammy says: I have 2 cats and there are 2 litter boxes. The oldest (male) cat stands on top of the box and sprays. He's half hitting the litter box and halp sprays outside. I noticed the other litter box has a rounded edge. Would it help if I get another box with a rounded edge. I was thinking maybe a larger litter box would help. He only does this about half the time. Any suggestions? Posted on August 28, 2008help says: I have a four year old cat who has always used his box. A dog and cat has moved in and now he will not use his box. What do I do? HELP Posted on July 6, 2008Tonya says: Please help me. My cat has always had issues with urinating on carpet, which is a problem within itself, but he urinated on my husband's pillow and now he is saying I must get rid of him. I have had him in my life for 10 years and cannot just get rid of him. Making him and outside cat isn't an option b/c he is declawed. I have had extensive bloodwork done but they say that is is strictlu behavioral issues at hand. Posted on July 8, 2008Norma says: Found this article pertaining to cats pooping outside litter box and urinating in inappropriate places on the Felinecrf dot org site: click on Symptoms on the left hand side towards the bottom of the page, then scroll down to Constipation and just below that to Uninary Tract Infection. These exact bahaviors are listed as symptoms. Hope this helps. You would think the Vet could have diagnosed these causes. Posted on July 6, 2008Tonya says: Please help me. My cat has always had issues with urinating on carpet, which is a problem within itself, but he urinated on my husband's pillow and now he is saying I must get rid of him. I have had him in my life for 10 years and cannot just get rid of him. Making him and outside cat isn't an option b/c he is declawed. 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For some reason posting notes (even notes that are universally ignored and rather vertical domain specific) in a semi public place gives me more motivation to make sure that I am reading the articles and papers carefully. Likewise, using live search from any computer, I am able to quickly search through notes in any class. I wrote Learning Evolved this way, essentially compiling it together from notes I had already taken from this site. This post's notes are over a whole bunch of way amazing articles, including one that I pointed Curtis to in reference to polyblogic 5GW discussion. Several of the articles are from UNL's recent Hendricks Forum on genetics in the social sciences. in political science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He currently attends Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT and is a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. (Sautter 2) The Lt. Dr. should submit his work, which has obvious military implications, to the Small Wars Journal. Unless, of course, he is going after a bigger publisher. Anyway, this post is over the following articles: Benton, Stephen L., Kiewra, Kenneth A. (1986). Measuring the Organizational Aspects of Writing Ability. Journal of Educational Measurement 23(4): 377 386. Biggs, John (1999). Enriching Large Class Teaching in Teaching for Quality Learning at University. Philadelphia, PA; Open University Press. Igo, L. Brent, Kiewra, Kenneth A., Bruning, Roger. (2004). Removing the Snare from the Pair: Using Pictures to Learn Confusing Words. Journal of Experimental Education 72(3):165 178. Johnson, Paul. E. (2006). Ecological Analysis of a System of Organized Interests. (2006). Effects of "In Your Face" Television Discourse on Perceptions of a Legitimate Opposition. Paper presented at the Hendricks Conference on Biology, Evolution, and Political Behavior. Sautter, John A. (2006). Empathy and Collective Action in the Prisoner's Dilemma. Paper presented at the Hendricks Conference on Biology, Evolution, and Political Behavior. Schraw, Gregory, Bruning, Roger. (1996). Readers' Implicit Models of Reading. Reading Research Quality 31(3):290 305. The challenge faced by measurement specialists is that of devising valid and reliable standardized measures of writing skills. An information processing approach to the assessment of writing ability suggests a way of meeting this challenge. Such findings support models of writing that acknowledge the role of complex organizational skills in writing (Collins Gentner, 1980; Hayes Flower, 1980), and speak to the relevance of the information processing approach to writing assessment. (Benton Kiewra, 1986, 378) Lectures are as effective as other methods for teaching information, but not more effective. Forty studies suggested that unsupervised reading is better than lecturing. Students like really good lectures, but as a rule prefer well conducted group work (Biggs 1999 98) Sustained and unchanging low level activity lowers concentration. Sitting listening to a lecture is such an activity. Yet it requires concentrated effort to follow lecture content. (Biggs 1999 99) The attention span of students under these [lecture] conditions can be sustained for about 10 to 15 minutes, after which learning drops off rapidly. A short rest period, or simply a change in activity, after about 15 minutes leads to a restoration of performance almost to the original level. A brief period of consolidation after prolonged learning greatly enhances retention. Getting students to review at the end of the lecture what has been learned leads to much better and more lasting retention than simply finishing and dismissing the students." (Biggs 1999 100) But the basic point remains: do not talk longer than 15 or 20 minutes without a pause, unless you are certain you still have their attention. When you do pause, get the students to change their activity. (Biggs 1999 100 101) Think of the large class situation as a plenary session rather than as a 'lecture.' This carries the strong suggestion that there are other ways of using the time than listening to the chair endlessly talking. (Biggs 1999 102) Large classes need much more meticulous preparation than small classes. The larger the class, the slower things get done. A spur of the moment change of direction, perhaps in response to a student question, highly desirable and manageable within a group of 30, becomes perilous with 200. (Biggs 1999 103) You should make the purposes of each session clearly explicit well in advance. (Biggs 1999 103) Notes, handouts, overhead transparencies etc need to be organized before class, ready to be used. (Biggs 1999 103) David and McLeod suggest playing lively music to accompany discussion; when it stops, it's back to the lecturer. (Biggs 1999 104) The structure of the lecture is ideally a reflection of the structure of the topics or content being taught. Brown and Atkins (1988) refer to several lecture structures: 580775 160 Air Jordan III Retro White Cement 3s 2013 jump to contentmy subreddits limit my search to /r/goodyearweltuse the following search parameters to narrow your results:see the search faq for details. 36 48 pairs of shoe wear?? Holy smoke, you better at this game than I would have expected! As a mod, you have much greater insight into this than I in response to my asking about the existence of a boot ready version of that cabinet, the company said there was no such thing but that for a premium and the assurance that it would be a minimum buy of 100 units (I madly hoping they talking about the individual boxes as opposed to 100 12 box towers), that they talk about making them. It a bit whimsical, but do you think there be enough interest in the sub to account for that if they were 250 300 pounds each? For myself, I need about half a dozen but would buy as many as ten or so. Heh. it really is a looker, yah. Geez, that price, though. I think I got four pair of decent shoes, two pair of work boots, two pair of grungy shoes (sandals and something for mowing the lawn), and a goliath pair of "oh dear lord i got to get out there to shovel again" boots that been doing double duty as work boots through this prolonged cold stretch. I trying to think of where I even house 46 pairs! That got to be a wild looking collection. Shoot. You probably right about 100 towers. I convinced myself it was 100 individual boxes because they willing to sell them that way but that hardly seems like it would warrant a change of manufacturing, huh? Back to my dreams, then. dang, I had just the spot for it, too, in my room of pretty things (really a library in the process, but with spots reserved for attractive things). You been around here for awhile for as much as we spend on good looking, quality footwear, has anybody found an aesthetically pleasing solution for their display?I got 4 or 5 pairs of dress shoes (mostly AE, so nothing special), 7 or 8 pairs of handsewns (Quoddy, Rancourt, OSB, and LL Bean Sig), and 10 or 12 pairs of boots (RWs, Wolverine shell, White Daytons, Nick Fracap, and Aldens). Keep in mind, I also 32 and own a home, so I had time to build a collection and haven had to pare down my collection because of moving every year (oh, college). Honestly, I can really think of anything that special for the display. I believe Sklark (although I could be wrong on who) is building their own cedar shoe racks in the entryway to his home, but that all I know. I would check around in antique stores, architectural salvage, and going out of business sales. Also look for any schools that are closing. Do you post group pics or fit pics often (and if you do, would you mind my snooping through your post history a touch for a glimpse at do you think of the LL Bean Sig? I got my Dad a pair of cheaper but still plush for Christmas and he seems to like them. I was thinking of one pair of bean boots for winter and another for spring. Mind if I ask what you got from Nick I looked at them before but most of them are flashier or more bizarre than I comfortable with and, while I hadn heard of Fracap (should I be embarrassed? I new to this game), I like the aesthetic and will look into their capability as a proper hiking boot for one that I sort of mulling over in the spring. I check out Sklark but I a better purchaser than creator of things :) That said, I also got an entryway that needs retooling. Thanks for the lead! And also for the search terms that I hadn considered it maybe a little outlandish but I found an antique bakery display that could be repurposed for something like that.
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