The next round, after a few weeks, she did that litter-box act again, dashing from litter-box to litter-box and getting into the squat position but there was no urine. This round, I resisted getting into panic mode. So I observed her and found that she was actually able to urinate much later, after all her dashing around ended.
Nowadays, we've learned that Pole gets into these episodes every once in a while. When she does, she behaves in a really goofy manner, dashing around in panic mode, hiding under the sheets, going from one litter-box to another. It's almost like she is running around because some imaginary figure is chasing her. Sometimes she would hide from "someone", but there is nobody going after her.
It reminds us of the character Dory in Finding Nemo, so we call her "Doris Day" when she goes goofy like this. Er, no offence to the legendary actress, of course.
Pole got into her Doris Day mode this evening and I took some photos:
Gone into hiding.
Watcha doin', Pole?
Oh, oh....mom's gone all Dory....again!
Shh...I'm hiding...shh, don't tell anyone where I am.
Dash into litter-box, dash out, go to next litter-box, repeat.
A quick groom, and it's back to the show.
Here's a secret...it's all part of my Pole Show act...shh.
They love it, and my ratings go up!
Excuse me now, I got to dash around again.