She is almost a year old and has been doing this for at least 6 months. She will back up against a wall, a door, a chair, the bathtub . . . basically anything vertical and she will quiver her tail. I've never owned a cat before so I researched what this meant and found out that this is the behavior of a cat when they are spraying. So when I found this out I kept a look out and the next time I saw her do this I ran my hand against the surface and it was not wet. I have not smelt any urine smell either. Is it normal for a cat to go through the motions of spraying but not actually go through with it? Or is she doing something else?
I have never had a problem with her using the bathroom outside her litter box except the passed two times she's been in heat. I caught her peeing around the house. I figured this was caused by her hormones and so I finally decided to get her spayed. She was spayed yesterday and today she has basically been sleeping. Will these behaviors stop now???