She hasn't even come home yet..shes only 19 days old..and im already stressing.

i have 2 cats, one is 16 ..the other is 2.
the 16 year old has been introuduced to many pets over the years..including our last cavalier, oliver. hes going to be no trouble at all.

the little cat..meh..this is going to be interesting!

my issue 16 year old the last few months..has stopped using cat box for #2 (uses it #1) . its a covered cat box. FINALLY i decided to try un covering it.
suddnly the accidents have stopped.
cover it back up..they start again.

so.. lid has to go..for now..
but im brining a new puppy in..and i can see waht will happen already..

any suggestions?
putting it up high is outa the question..16 year old whos having issues in the first place..he cant jump anymore..his bones are of an elderly humans.

i was thinking maybe in the bathroom cupboards (my vanity is huge..4 cupboards) but im not thrilled about that idea..and i dont know how the cats will take to that either..
(i live in a 1 bedroom basement i dont have hte luxury of trying other places..and my bedroom is closed to them..because the little cat is REALLY annoying at night.
(plus pup will be in my bedroom at night)