After I moved into Kristian's condo with my cat Halpert we noticed that Wendal started peeing on the floor. As anyone with cats know cat pee STINKS and once it's in your carpets it's basically there for good. When we moved to the townhouse we noticed that once again Wendal was peeing on the carpet in the basement and pooping right outside his litter box. He just refused to use his litterbox anymore. We tried so many different things, using two litter boxes (one for each cat), one Big litter box, new litter, puppy pee pads on the floor and Feliway (which is a plug in that is supposed to ease anxiety) and none of it worked. We knew he was healthy so it was a behavioral issue. We figured with all the changes he had been through over the past few year with me and Halpert joining the party, moving to the townhouse, adopting our puppy Moxie and then me getting pregnant (which the vet confirmed cats can sense) he was just incredibly anxious and acting out.
We couldn't handle the stink of the cat pee on the carpets and with a baby coming knew it wasn't sanitary to have him crawling on a pee filled floor so we knew we couldn't keep Wendal any longer. Very thankfully my mother agreed to take him. She lives in a condo with wood floors so even if he peed it wouldn't ruin any carpeting and even though she has a dog and two cats of her own, they are older and calmer than the zoo we currently have with Hapert and Moxie. We joke that it's like the senior living community over there. So we gave her Wendal to see how he would do.
I'm happy to say that Wendal has adjusted great. Yes he peed on the floor a few times but my mom says she hasn't noticed him doing it anymore. He was hesitant around her other animals at first but now will cuddle up with her girl cats (or as I call them his "sister wives") and he seems much more relaxed and happy.
I had been to visit my mom and see Wendal one time since we gave him to her but Kristian hadn't gone to visit. He said it made him too sad. He misses Wendal a lot and it was easier for him to not see him.
Well this past weekend we decided to take Hunter up to my mom's so he could meet his "fur brother" and so that Kristian could see his little buddy again. We weren't sure how Wendal would react, would he be pissed and hide? Would he even remember us? Turns out that he not only remembers us but he still loves Kristian (I dont' think he ever truly loved me, he tolerated me). Kristian sat in the recliner with Wendal in his lap and Wendal laid there for a good hour, just like old times. I should point out that Wendal won't lay in my mom's or anyone else's lap. Even after we left he stayed in that chair all night even though he usually doesn't even go in that room let alone lay in the chair. I guess he wanted to stay in the same spot where his daddy was. It was really heartwarming and even though it was emotional for Kristian to see him again he now wants to go visit more often.
Below are some of the pictures we took of our visit.
Hunter meeting Wendal for the first time.
H and W
Back in his daddy's lap like old times.
Kristian with his two boys. Look how relaxed Wendal is, Hunter not so much.
Me and my favorite little guy.
The look on Hunter's face cracks me up.
Kristian making Hunter ride Wendal like a pony. And THIS is why Wendal is much happier at my mom's house, no silly tormenting.