|Purred: Wed Jan 11, '12 4:27pm PST |
|Is he going on the same blanket in the same spot, or multiple blankets in various spots? If it's the same blanket in the same place, he may have used it often enough that he thinks it's an appropriate place to go. In that case, you'll need to clean the blanket and the floor or furniture area thorougly, and maybe remove the blanket if that's what is attracting him to that spot. It may also be that he gets so involved in playtime that he doesn't realize he needs to go until the last minute, so he finds a handy blanket to use.
I would suggest that you keep a close eye on him while he's playing, and watch for his body language before he pees on a blanket so you can redirect him to his litterbox before he tinkles. When Randy was little and exploring the house, he'd stop in the middle of playtime and go to a corner and start "digging" on the floor. We guessed right away that he was trying to dig a hole to do his business, so we hustled him in to the nearest litterbox, which he used immediately. We watched him very closely after that, and saw the same behavior several more times in different corners. Each time, one of us would pick him up gently and get to a litterbox as quick as we could, and each time he would use the box. We had to put him in his room if we couldn't supervise him, until we observed that he could make it in to the litterbox when he needed to. It didn't take him long to learn, maybe a week or so, and he fortunately never had an accident.
Hopefully Rupert has a similar "signal" when he's about to use a blanket as a litterbox, so you can redirect him to the right place until he learns. Good luck! He is a cutie!
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