My lovely kitties -4 of them- are pushing 15 years old. At this stage, you'd think nothing they could do would surprise me. Surprise, surprise, I am still stomped by their antics. Friggin furry lunatics I live with...
My cats have their own room, the "guest" room, facing an ample back balcony where they have their litter boxes and water bowls and food and cat trees and a clear view of the neighborhood's comings and goings. I had a guest recently, and slept there to spare my guest the, ehem, aromas and feline reenactments of the Indy 500 at 2am. Cats were ecstatic, no bad reactions. I went back to my room when the guest left.
Well, a week or so later kitties took residence in the front balcony... and won't leave. Problem is that one is partially closed, which makes feeding/cleaning a hassle. But they won't move out, not to eat, poop or drink water. They are also way too close for comfort to Bobby, and close calls are aplenty, yet they hold on to Gallipolli .... A stinky battlefield that is attracting flies.
Aside from me moving out of their room, there have been no other changes in the normal running of the house, except a new neighbor moved into the third floor two houses down, and has one of those annoying barking machines. It is the only nuisance I can tell in the vicinity.
Don't know what to do and can't find any literature on "cats that won't listen to reason".