My older cat Lily isn't exactly the easiest cat I've ever had. I adopted her about a year and a half ago from an animal shelter. For one thing she is not affectionate at all. She does not like to sit in laps or be petted much. She sleeps by herself and doesn't like to cuddle. She is not very healthy either. She keeps getting these darn skin infections and I've spent several hundred dollars at the vet getting her taken care of. Last month she had a red rash on her stomach and the fur was missing. She also started sleeping in the litter box. I knew she was getting sick again and sure enough, the vet diagnosed her with a fever and another skin infection. She was given a steroid shot, antibiotics, and another medication. Since she finished the medications a couple of weeks ago the rash on her stomach has gone away and her scabs are healed up. She seems to be eating and drinking well so I think she is all better. Problem is she is still sleeping in the litter box. It doesn't matter if it's clean or dirty. She will literally lay there right next to her own poop. Yuck! When I try and get her out of there she growls at me and jumps back in. For now I am trying to keep the litter box as clean as I can but she still stinks and gets litter stuck to her. I don't know how to break her out of the habit since she got sick. She also still can't stand our new little kitten Mandy. I have had her about five months now and she still hates her. Whenever Mandy goes near Lily she will growl and hiss at her. Poor Mandy runs away and wonders what the heck she did wrong. One day both cats ran outside when the door was accidentally left open. I picked up the cats one in each arm to put them back inside. As soon as Lily saw Mandy in my other arm she growled at her and scratched her. I don't get it. Mandy has been with us for five whole months so shouldn't she be used to her by now? I belong to an online cat group and we all post pics of our kitties. I see other people's pics with their cats cuddling with each other and sleeping together. So why can't mine get along? And why is Lily being so obstinate? Mandy is truly the sweetest cat I've ever owned and Lily is the worst! Mandy is affectionate and loves to sleep with me and Lily can't stand to give anybody the time of day. Is Lily just going through a phase or are we stuck with her behavior?