I was awakened at 4:30 yesterday morning by some liquid splattering across my face. I quickly realized that a cat had just been peeing in the middle of our bed and continued to pee as it jumped off the bed, spraying across my face. SUPER YUCK. Also, totally unacceptable. Of course by the time I was alert and had a light on, he or she had run away, so we have no idea who it was. All three of them are suspects. They each have their motives and certain other weird behavior in their history.
I have owned cats my entire life, and have never had a cat who sprayed on the bed. I know it’s kind of a common thing for cats to do to show they’re displeased, though. But any cat I’ve heard of who does this does not do it while people are sleeping in the bed! That is the worst part!
So I immediately threw all the sheets in the wash… and both GG’s and my pajamas (we both got splattered). Our memory foam mattress topper was unfortunately beyond saving. But luckily that did protect the mattress from getting ruined. Not wanting to leave the bed bare all day, we made sort of a mat of trash bags taped together to protect the mattress. On my way home from work, I picked up some of those pee pads you get for incontinent old people or kids who wet the bed, and I’ve used six of them to completely cover the mattress, with our sheets on top. So this way, if it happens again (but it better not happen again), I’ll only have to wash sheets and the pads should protect everything else… We hope.
No bad cat behavior last night, though they did wake us at 4:15 AM for a weird snuggle session. Maybe they were apologetic?
In other news, I have this huge project at work that’s supposed to be wrapping up this week. I’ve been working on it since February, but wasn’t really involved in the development part of the work. Now that we’re at the end, everything is in my hands, and of course there have been problems at literally every step of the way now. And some of the people who I need to work with are just so unhelpful. I explained my timeline and when I needed to have the work finished to one of them and they literally said, “Oh, well, it’s nice to have goals.” Though I have to say, the majority of my coworkers and the people I have interacted with on this project have been so amazingly helpful, despite numerous challenges.