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Breaks my heart to write this.
Just over a year ago I spent a large sum of money on 2 cats. Due to a relationship breakdown and house move they were a very long thought out treat to myself.
All was good but 2 months after getting them I got notice given on my house. The landlord who had been great and not charged me a penny for them was moving back in. I would have never got them had I known. I moved..cost me a fortune for them for deposits and the fact nowhere takes pets and I've been in the house for a year. In that year they've been a nightmare on and off..
They have ripped off various parts of wallpaper, I cannot leave anything out as they wreck it, paperwork is shredded or ripped, carpets ripped and damaged, sofas wrecked, rooms need to be shut at all times especially the kitchen, they eat everything and anything..I could go on.
Then one got ill..posted on here.its been a nightmare..wee and poo everywhere..vets numerous time and the cost..well. Vets aren't great, issue is still there and I'm at the end of my tether. The downstairs loo is slowly getting ruined from the wee soaked floor and skirting boards and I've tried everything. They seem obsessed with the litter tray and it's exhausting..actually causing me to be quite anxious and stressed.
I know some of you may think they are bored but they have a big house to themselves, scratching posts, toys and I work from home so lots of attention but they just seem intent on being naughty and damaging stuff.
Lack of sleep where they howl is now sending me to the point where I've had enough and don't enjoy them at all. Feel so upset at letting them go back to the breeder but can't deal with the stress anymore..
Don't want answers just wanted to vent🙁
Sounds like the one getting ill is stressing out the other.
Sorry to hear what you are all going through
Hand hold. You will do whatever you need to do for the best welfare of you and the cats. And if that is returning them to breeder, so be it. It doesn’t mean that in the future and when you’re in a different situation you won’t be a great cat mum.
Thank you for such nice replies. I feel like I'm letting them down, feel so sad when I look at them yet know we are all stressed and it's not likely to change. I did a pros and cons and the cons well outweigh the pros yet I'm struggling🙁
I mean this kindly, I think under the circumstances they will have a better life elsewhere. Please be careful how you rehome and whatever you do, do not put them on Gumtree or similar. If the breeder will have them back, and you trust them, that could work. If not ring round your local rescues. Good luck.
if you still want to keep them then my suggestion would be to play, and I mean play and play hard, get them bouncing, running, jumping around the room, on the sofa off the sofa, up the wall, really tire them out, it doesn't take long and a tired cat sleeps
I'm no cat expert I have no clue really but I did learn that after watching My Cat from Hell on the tv and it worked .. this guy if I can link
That's such a shame, I really feel for you and no judgement at all from me.
It does sound like you, and them would be happier if they are rehomed, and remember so many people on here recommend rehoming over buying as rehomed cats can be very happy in the right home, yours just isn't it, and that's not your fault.
Bluebell they would only go back to the breeder no one else
Dimples they don't stop..that's part of it they are crazy. I live in a 3 story house so they have a lot of room to play and are still lively through the night. I have laser pens, balls tunnels etc, they have plenty to play with yet still more than often they are up to no good.
I look at my ripped wallpaper, shredded carpet, and slowly getting ruined toilet and worry all the time I'm going g to lose my deposit..Then I look at my £100 coat they've clawed, my boots and shoes they've scratched, and feel selfish as they are only 'things'
They are adorable cats otherwise and I'm finding it all very hard to know what to do
catty you've gone through some severe life changes recently. Your living/working environment has been disrupted.
Have a think about whether to rehome or try to adapt them, they're not adjusting to the new home but sound young enough to be rehoused earlier.
There are some cat experts on here who can advise if you want to persevere with trying to settle them.
Arent they allowed outside? Feliway? Laser pointer up and down the stairs knackers mine? Is theur food grain free? Could it be sugar?
What breed are they out of interest?
I think you’ve tried enough to make it work and it hasn’t, these things happen don’t beat yourself up
Bullet they've been in this house over a year, maybe it's because they've got too much space or the fact I can't keep on top of it..not their fault I know.
They have a lazer pen that I use at times.
Foods expensive, I give them good food.
Not keen on them going out due to traffic and a lot of cats found where I am constantly fighting..can see more vets bills.
Are they Burmese?
Have you tried da bird? I do feel for you, it’s a really difficult situation.
Hi not sure where my last post went?..they are golden tipped British short hairs. Lovely Chucky cats with the best nature..just like naughty toddlers!
I've realised why my house is so pristine..because anything I leave out they damage. Coats hanging clawed..shoes clawed..storage boxes..infact everything I look at😩..does everyone have this? Can't remember any of my previous cats being so bad
Scraping posts? Have you got a chunky cat house? They are expensive but indistructable. Are u sure they can’t go out? I think your life would change if they could.
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