My husband and I retired a couple of years ago, and quite enjoy it, he has a hobby and tinkers downstairs, I am a more social person and have joined a few clubs. We have had Fox for 9 years, and Tiff for 12 years, the budgies have lasted for 6 months now. We went through a time where we would lose one, then the other. I googed on cat pooping outside box and it took me to this site. We have been on holidays for a month, and Tiff has continued to poop outside the box, in the exact spots. People have given great suggestions, thank you for that , and will continue reading inside this site.