I realize that cats going outside of the box is the biggest complaint among cat owners and there is wealth of information about it on the internet. I have not found anything yet though that really addresses what my cat is doing and why. First of all, there have been NO changes. No new people, animals, diet or anything else. Nothing has been moved or disturbed. He has just started peeing right in the middle of the kitchen floor! Right in the way of traffic and where he walks. The first time, I would have thought it was an accident, but the second time was in the identical spot. It was deliberate. He does not appear to have any problem going since both times it was a huge ocean. It goes from one end of the floor to the other! He is very active and is definitely NOT having problems getting to and climbing into the litter box (and yes, it is clean). When cats are having troubles urinating, they will usually seek out a soft place and in privacy, like on a carpet or bed, and then go in several spots. I am certain he could make it to the litter box but for one reason or another, chooses not to. And why in the middle of the kitchen floor? If he does it again, I am calling the breeder to come get him.