I have never had a cat before. A life time of dogs and now a cat. We live in the country and the cat helps keep the critters at bay.'Fred' is more of an employee than a pet. He is a good mouser but not affectionate. He will follow me around even want to sit in my lap but if I should absent mindedly stroke him he will bite me and not always a warning nip but a bite that bleeds. Anyway it has been brutally cold and there has been an aggressive cat here some evenings so I wont let 'Fred' out at night. I have put a litter box in the laundry room for him. I dont want to have a cat box odor in the house so I bought Fresh step cat litter.....however I dont like the way it tracks out onto the floor off his feet. I have princess and the pea feet and to step on just a tiny piece of cat litter is painful. Any suggestions how to avoid this petty annoyance? How about his behavior? He has been this way since we got him as a kitten. After having dogs who chew as puppies I thought kittens did that also so I may have some ownership in his biting since I didnt correct it when he was young. It sure has come back to bite me now!