So a situation just popped up, and I'm not sure what I should/do say. It feels like a very PA situation to me, as well, but I'm not sure.. either way, I'm not sure how to proceed.
Background (I'll try to keep this short).
I moved in to my current place back in April. There's the typical things upstairs, including 1 master bedroom, and 3 other bedrooms. Downstairs is the garage and another room that has its own bathroom. I have 1 cat, and made sure to ask the landlord/owner, Greg* about it, and where we would put her litterbox. He loves cats, and as for her litterbox.. well, just pick one of the other rooms and put it in there. I did, and all went well. Greg lives downstairs, and I rarely see him.
In June a woman, Millie*, moved in. She has cat allergies, so she's always in her room with the door closed. Greg said he thought 2 roommates was enough, and I thought that was that.
Two weeks ago a man, Seth, showed up with his dog. Apparently Seth is a childhood friend of Greg's, and he's going to be helping him with renovations on the place (it's kind of a fixer-upper). He decided last week he was going to stay and try to find work in the area.
My cat doesn't like dogs (which is why I sought a dog-free place..) so last Saturday I got a text from Greg stating that my cat had, ah, mistaken the dog's blanket as her litterbox, which "isn't a good thing to have happen". I agreed it wasn't, and Seth agreed to keep his door closed so my cat can't get in there and repeat the incident.
On Monday, Seth informed me that my cat's waste didn't smell too good, and I agreed; I know it doesn't, but some cats are just smelly, and she hasn't quite figured out covering (she's 2 years old). But it was a fight to get her to begin using the litterbox when I adopted her, so I'm just glad she uses it!
So Seth began closing the door to her room, so she can't get to her litterbox. I asked him not to, since she won't push it open to get to it (I know this from experience). He agreed, or so I thought.
Came home today and the house is freezing (my ability to turn on the heater has also been removed), and my cat's door is shut with a towel under it. I had just cleaned it earlier, so I was pretty baffled. The window inside was also wide open. But I shut the window and opened the door a crack so she could get in, and thought that was it. Except he keeps closing it whenever he sees it's open, and I'm not really sure if he expects that that will cure her need to use a litterbox? Or if he's hoping she'll use my bed, which will still smell the same.
When he came home he asked how I was, and I said cold, and I got an earful about how the litterbox smells so bad he dry-heaved when he went in there to open the window, and animal feces can cause cancer, especially in those that are allergic like Millie. And he mentioned the smell to her and she agreed. I asked my boyfriend if he had smelled anything when he was over, and he said no - and given his reaction when my cat does use the litterbox, I know he wasn't lying. So I'm utterly baffled. I poured in more baking soda and litter, and turned it so it's facing the wall, but I'm not really sure what else I can do - I clean it daily, every other day at most because I don't want her developing bad habits again.
And now for my question!
I got home tonight and found a message initialed by all three of them on the fridge: "Clean cat box weekly!" That kind of made me laugh, because if I cleaned it only weekly, then they really would have something to complain about! But it upset me too, because I'm not sure what else to do, and he keeps closing the door - I think he really would prefer if she used my bed, because she's been shut in my room a couple times too. But this has never been an issue until he showed up; Greg lives downstairs and I guess Millie could be too shy to say anything, but it still kind of feels like a PA attempt to get me to move out because he wants his dog to be able to roam and to have his door open. I am looking for a new place - needless to say, I no longer feel comfortable here - but until then.. how should I respond?
Sorry for the length!