I have a cat called Lily.
She's a desexed ragdoll and is nearly 7 years old.
I've had her since she was a kitten and she was toilet trained when I got her. For the first 6.5 years of her life she never had any accidents or put a foot wrong in terms of her toilet habits.
In March this year we moved to DH's parent's farm and lived in their house for 4.5 months. She would quite regularly crap on the carpet in the hallway. She knew where her litter tray was. It was in the same room as her food and she was eating and drinking fine.
Now we've moved into our new house on the farm. She keeps seeking out carpeted areas of our house to crap and wee on. WTF is going on?
She knows where her litter tray is. Same as the last house and the house before that, tray and food/water are in the same room.
The only thing in her life that's changed, other than the moving house is he arrival of our dog. Since he turned up, she hasn't gone outside at all. She had the chance to beat up the dog when he was a pup, she missed her opportunity and now he's a big, boisterous pointer and she's petrified of him.
Other than closing every door in our house forever, what can we do to stop this happening?
DH has started mentioning vague threats that she can't stay. he doesn't mean it - yet! Help before he turns her into a rug!