Glad you're finding ways to make it work and make things a little easier for you. I admire you for all your efforts, your Eek is grateful and feeling your love I'm sure. :sentimental:Thank you. The support I have gotten here really is making me feel less frustrated, so I am forever grateful.
I bought one re-usable large pad to try out. If it goes ok, I will buy more and only use disposables at certain time. This morning's cleanup was so much easier, I just had the one big pad to pick up, and tossed it in the washer set for half hour pre-soak and a post second rinse. I used strictly cloth diapers when my son was a baby, so I think I am ok doing this for the cat. If it works out, I will save a lot of money after initial cost. The one pad I got is about 2ft x 3ft and was $10 at the grocery store. I would need at least 6 of them (use 3 at a time for the space cat is in, and have the second set for when others are in the wash). I think I can get a set of them on eBay which will be less expensive.
Look for toys that make sounds. There are lots of toys that crinkle, jingle, rattle, squeak, or chirp. Make sure there are no loose jingle bells the cat can bite off. Food can be a reward for playing with them when you feed your kitty scheduled meals. For litterbox use, put down a boy that makes noises on contact to help him remember where it is. Try them out in a different room first to make sure he does not scare himself away from the litterbox.Had a very rough morning cleanup wise, and I lost 2 hours of sleep waking up to it (yes, I think I can smell it in my sleep; stomped poo is far stronger than non-stomped). He is all fluffy and clean now though, and doesn't smell like poop.
I think his sniffer does not work very well. I have always believed this to an extent, but now I am sure of it. I think even blind, a cat should be able to easily find a bowl of food, and would not lay in a spot of urine or poop due to the smell. He never even tried to smell anything like other cats, and it was about the same when he could see. I think now he is relying on only sound and the declining cognitive and memory abilities of an aging cat.
I totally understand that. Fortunately it does not take long to start laughing and smiling at those old pictures.Thank you folks for the condolences and kind words.
I wish my last image wasn't of him in convulsions. I need to look at some old pictures of him to get it out of my head.