It’s just that sometimes they seem to know when you are having a really off day and somehow know how to make it that much worse.
Now don’t get me wrong I love my cats. Today is a beautiful day. But I am sick as a dog.
I woke up late. Around 11am. My cat was suspiciously quiet. Going to check on him I realized that 1) he’d locked himself in the bathroom (it closes from the inside so he does this a lot), 2) he’d pooped in front of the litter box but not in it 3) He turned off the ceiling fan so it was smelly 4) my other cat (or him I’m not sure who’s the culprit here) had pooped in the new litter I’d just bought<—this was by far the most annoying because this means that for 2 out of 3 days they've done this and I KNOW that I am sealing it shut. So somebody's learned to open it.
It made for a long rest of my morning cleaning, cleaning, and trying my best to keep the integrity of the new litter then physically moving it to the closet. It will be harder to fill the litter boxes now but I don't want them peeing or pooping in it like that.
Sometimes I think my cats are geniuses in mischief.
They aren't sick that's not why they do these things. But for the last few days I spent less time with them because I have been at work and sick and by the time I get home I felt so bad I crashed. This morning was the first day I haven't had to wake up so I slept through their breakfast…
Needless to say my cats paid me back for that miscalculation.