Hello! We have two cats and a dog.
After our last dog died, we got a kitten to give our one cat company. Both cats are male orange tabbies.
The new kitten, we named Cheeto. From the beginning, he had some peeing issues. My wife hid it from me because she was afraid that I would want to bring him back to the shelter. He is not a cat that has peeing problems all the time. He is bigger and stronger than our first cat Frankie. So he was kind of the boss before our dog showed up. My wife has been threatening on and off for a while to bring him to the shelter because of the peeing. Sometimes I think he pees to mark territory. So, now she is planning to bring him back to the shelter we originally got him from close to six years ago this week. We brought him to a vet and we took steps to reduces his stress and other suggestions. We have a gate I built at the top of the stairs so the cats have a safe place to go where they have the litter box, food, and water that is away from the dog. Our dog has gotten much better and not chasing the cats. Our dog does not constantly chase the cats even when it was more of a problem Actually,Cheeto is comfortable around the dog now. Sometimes he can go several months without a problem. My wife believes that if he goes to a home that does not have a dog that he would be fine. He is actually a nice cat, and can actually play fetch even better than a dog.
I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago area
It would be so nice to be able to visit him, but this likely will not be the outcome .
Anyway, I feel horrible about having to rehome him
This is right after a rabbit incident in the backyard that our dog killed. I literally pet the rabbit as it was dying and said I’m so sorry to the rabbit. I cried twice over it
Cheeto is on the right in the picture with both cats together
I greatly appreciate any feedback. Thank you.!