I have seen thatsome of you have suggested that the cat pee issue could be an infection orother illness. We actually have considered that, and though it is possible, we don't think that is the case. See, we have one spite peer (Lola), one cat with overactive hormones who could be spraying (Barney) and one who has spent his whole life peeing in inappropriate places (Floyd). Floyd would pee under the stairs when we had the carpet, and at our apartment there were a few places he would just always use instead of the box (it started one day when I accidently closed a door and he couldn't get to the box.) None them sre showing signs of problems like straining, crying, etc. And there is nothing odd about the pee (I grew up with 2 cats with a lot of bladder issues so I have always been on the lookout for signs of problems - if any meow a lot in a different room I always go check, and it is always simething else (Flotd meows a lot when sucking his sweater, things like that.) I really think that it is just Floyd looking for a new pee spot to replace under the stairs. But we are keeping an eye out for signs. Kirzon is going to the vet on Saturday so we will ask about it then. I wanted to be sure everyone knew that we are keepin an eye out, but it really doesnt seem like illness at this point (knock on wood) because other than the inappropriate location there is nothing unusual. But we will keep you posted if any other signs come up.
oh, and sorry for any typos - when I saw the comments it was thru email on the phone, which I am using to post this also.