Smokey is a beautiful male cat that I have had for two years now. I often get frustrated to find that he is able to find his way to the basement where his litter box is and every-now-and-then he manages to do his business right beside the box instead of in it. Errr. The litter box is cleaned out on a regular basis, and I tried different brands of litter to see if this is the reason why he refuses to use his box sometimes. But no luck, he still rebels.