Well, I must report great success! Production levels in two of the litter boxes up by 200%. How you ask? I simply removed the plastic liners. Read the rest of this entry »
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A review of the world of litter boxes….at least in my world.
We currently have six litter boxes, one for each cat plus one. That’s what “they” say you should have. Just a few weeks ago we only had five boxes, so I thought perhaps adding number six would cure Satchmo’s dysfunction of using the wall, window and door. Manic-pee-pressive. I think that’s what the dysfunction is called. Ask your vet, I’m sure they’ll agree.
So here’s a quick rundown of our boxes and the cats’ usage rating of each:
- 2 open top plastic boxes (large) – 2.5 paws up
- 1 compressed cardboard box (large) – 4 paws up
- 3 covered boxes (lids) – see below for detail on ratings. Read the rest of this entry »
History of Kitty Litter – interesting….who knew??
Before 1950, most people used ashes, sand or dirt in their cat boxes. Edward Lowe, whose family owned a chemical absorbents company, came up with a better idea. They had a product called Fuller’s Earth, which was an absorbent clay. He suggest that a neighbor try the absorbent clay instead of ashes or sand in her cat box. Soon, his neighbor would use nothing but the absorbent clay.
Ed had a hunch that other people would want to use the clay rather than the traditional ashes or sand. He filled up 10 lb bags of the absorbent clay and called the local pet store. The pet store was doubtful that anyone would want to spend money for his product when sand was so much cheaper. He suggested that the pet store give away samples, and soon people were asking for more and were even willing to pay for it!
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