No potty training necessary: Rains force feline to toilet

potty trained cat
Deborah Wheeler
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 04:42 PM.

What is an outdoor cat supposed to do when the rains just won't stop coming?

Miles is a Santa Rosa Beach feline resident who has used the great outdoors for his toiletry needs for all of his 11 years.

However, since South Walton has experienced a monsoon season of almost non-stop rain this July, Miles has felt the need to alter his habits.

"The yards have been so flooded that he didn't want to go out,” says owner Chase Johnson.

 Miles learned early on how to urinate in the toilet, says Johnson, but only occasionally — that is until the Fourth of July weekend.

"I did not train him to use the toilet; he just does it," said Johnson. "He used to prefer to go out, but now he only uses the toilet. And after he finishes he wipes the seat with his paw like he is covering it up in a litter box."

Johnson is not sure whether Miles' change of habits occurred due to the massive rainy season or the fireworks that might have frightened him. Maybe a combination of the two are to blame. All she knows is that these days, Miles only pees in her toilet.

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