I took Tabasco for his rabies and final FLV shot the other day and I asked our vet about the toilet training. She, apparently, had trained her Siamese cat to use the toilet.
It took her a year and a half.
A YEAR AND A HALF???
No. I’m not cleaning the bathroom and picking poo off the floor every single day for eighteen months.
She also said that, on balance, if we didn’t live on a busy road (we don’t) and we ‘clicker trained’ him to come when we wanted him to, he’d be fine as an indoor/outdoor cat. It’s safer to keep them in, but if he wants to go out – and he does (and so does Husband) -then that’s what one should do.
I’ll wait until I get back from England to start the clicker training, take him out slowly, bit by bit, and then just hope for the best. We do love him so. What other cat plays ‘fetch’?
In the meantime, the litter tray is back and, compared to the toilet seat thingy, it’s really not that bad.