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Thursday, October 11, 2007

T13 - Smudgers Fudgers ~ by Sadie

Believe me when I tell you that Mosaic Lady has the most well-developed sense of smell on the planet. (All the better for wine evaluation. Slurp.)
She can smell when a neighbor down the hill is smoking outside their house. She can smell freshly-oozed poo before it even hits the ground.
You can imagine that Smudge's amazing reversal of fortune this week in going from a constipated, hollaring, tight-butt, to a non-stop, poo puddle machine has taken its toll on her nose, and her sanity.

We have four litter boxes throughout the house for him, and yes, the litter in his kitty condo is Cat Attract. (He uses the litter boxes to pee all the time.)
In all fairness, we did hear Mosaic Lady say last Sunday as she walked through the living room with Nature's Miracle 3-in-1 spray in hand, staring accusingly at Smudge: "It smells like POO POO in here. What did you do? Of course... it could be my dinner."

We have somehow managed to live through two weeks with the prolific and odiferous Smudge, and god-willing, we will only have to endure one more. We were able to compile this list of 13 before his first two weeks were even up!

13 inappropriate and inconvenient places Smudge has pooped (so far):
1) On the floor of his kitty condo, inches from the litter box.
(We should count this one like 956 times, really.)
2) In our plastic play cube!
We are not making this up. While ML was writing this last Friday, she did not know he had done it again! Twice in one day! A new PR! It was such a big and GROSS poo puddle that she just gave up and took it outside to wash it down with the hose. Not only did she resent that she was fresh out of the shower when she discovered it, but I deeply resent that she hung it to dry over Walter's yard memorial. Things are going from worse to worser around here. Nothing is sacred. Everything is poo-vulnerable.

5) On the concrete floor of the mud/laundry room within feet of our litter boxes.
6) On the floor of the mud/laundry room right under the step down from the kitchen. That was a close one for always-barefoot-in-the-house ML.
7) On the rug in the mud room right after the step down in front of the washer and dryer.
8) On the concrete floor in the mud/litter/laundry room way back against the wall in between the freezer and a table so that to clean it ML had to get down on the dirty, hard floor and crawl under a table and pray that she would not get stuck in the tight squeeze and have to scream her lungs out for a neighbor to hear (They won't. They are all deaf.) She might have to inhale Smudge poo for days before someone brought the jaws of life to extract her.
9) On Mosaic Lady's bathroom rug, inches from Annie's litter box.
10) On Mosaic Lady's bathroom floor, inches from the rug.
11) In the foster kitty bedroom on the carpet in between plastic tubs full of mosaics.
12) Two piles in that place so we are counting it twice.
13) On the center circular scratch part of the roller ball toy WHERE THE CATNIP GOES!

Look out, little Lucy. It's only a matter of time until he poops on your head.


Mickey said...

Poor Smudge. Maybe he did not learn about the litterbox when he was a baby cause he was abandoned. Makes it hard on everycat(and Mom) :(

The Meezers said...

oh Poor Smudge, sometimes when you haf bad poos you just can't help where they come out.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh little Smudge you are so cute but so very bad!! I pooed all over the place when I was a kitten, I'm sure you'll grow out of it. Sorry ML...


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We feel bad fur da ML but...poor little Smudge. Why is he pooing so much? Duz he haf tummy issues like Speedy, who makes it to da litter now dat he is older. But man, he stinks!

Dragonheart said...

Poor Smudge. :( I hope his poo issues are resolved soon. I feel for the Mosaic Lady too, and all of you. It can't be easy on any of you!

ASTOR CATS said...

Poor ML - that's a lot of poo to deal with. Hope that Smudge gets through his poo challenges soon.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Baby Mao said...


Way to go Smudge!!! I really WISH we could team up and create poo filled havoc together!

Your brother in spirit

Baby Mao xx

HRH Yao-Lin said...

You all have my deepest sympathy, even the human. I know what this scenario is like. We need to set up a support group.


Jimmy Joe said...

Oh man, guys, that is rough. I mean, poor little guy, but still...that is a lot of poo to deal with.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Henry Helton said...

Smudge is a naughty kitty!

sher said...

OK, it took me quite some time to stop laughing! Let me say, I can't think of many cat owners who haven't experienced this kind of thing. I also had a cat that always vomited (and she did it quite a lot) in the most inconvenient places. Drove me crazy. Fabulous pictures.

By the way--I am going to make your turkey-feta burgers. Yummmm! Sounds fabulous.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Poor Smudge. It sounds like he might be better off living as an outside cat. Some people do live in areas where it's safe(r) for cats to be outside.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Smudge looks so innocent! How could such a sweet innocent kitten have so much poo trouble? Poor Smudge.

Victor Tabbycat said...

But he's cute! Ok, we wouldn't like it eifur. My poor Sadie Badie! Come bisit us fur a breaf of fresh air.

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michico*Adan said...

Poor Smudge, let me give you a hug.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Holy Cow Mosaic Lady you need a hazmat team to come and clean up your place! Poor poopy kitty cat! Repeat after me....one more week!
Hey where are you guys anyways...I asked you if you wanted me to come for a visit!
I am still in my frying pan and just being an all round mystery:)
Lots pf purrrs to the MCats from Miss Peach

Parker said...

Poor ML and poor Smudge and poor all of you! That's a lot of poo duty! I hope he grows out of that soon!

Daisy said...

Poor little Smudge! He is a poo factory. Since he is still a baby, has he had his poo tested? Maybe he gots the worms or coccidia? That makes some stinky poops!