Adam and I are cat people. We prefer cats to dogs, like their affection and that we can leave food out for a day or two and he'll be fine on his own.
We hate the fur that goes everywhere, and I hate cleaning the litter box, but we deal because Grover has always been a pretty good cat.
He started peeing on the carpet in the corner by Kate's toys.
We checked out what to do- put down foil and a cup of vinegar- and that worked. For maybe a month.
I brought Kate downstairs to play this morning and saw a nice yellow puddle of pee right beside the foil/vinegar.
I grew up with a cat who eventually started peeing on my mom's china hutch. My parents placed plastic sheeting/ foil/towels and sprayed urine gone to manage the pee. Adam and I decided we would never do that. I loved my cat, but I did not like the smell.
So now, with Grover, we will probably get rid of him. Hopefully we can find a home, or if we take him to a shelter he will get adopted.
It's hard. We have had him for about 4 years. I was hoping the peeing was just a phase and he would be over it.
I wish there was something else we could do, but we will not be covering our house (And Kate's toys) in plastic and constantly cleaning up after his intentional 'accidents'.