Actually the Litter. I have been trying different litters…not because I think it’s part of the problem with Satchmo, I don’t think it is, but – trying different ones anyway. I am really more concerned about our health. With 5 cats, the dust from the litter is just a little much – has anyone heard of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s??
So, I’ve been doing online research and reading about this and that – wheat vs. corn vs. clay vs. pine. They all seem to have pros and cons, which makes it hard to decide which is the right litter. I am currently using the following brands: Tidy Cat for Small Spaces; Fresh Step and Blue Walnut Shell litter. I am not promoting either of these – no money has exchanged hands for endorsements. Although a multi-million dollar deal in the sports figure realm could be considered. More later…
I am also experimenting with boxes. Do they like covered boxes, open boxes, cardboard, plastic. I have not invested in the electronic shifter boxes or the new pellet system boxes. Again, I’ve read pros and cons.
I basically think there is no one perfect solution. That is why I am on this quest, with my litter scooper raised high ready for the fight to find the solution for this household. Will it be a mixture of litters I have to concoct myself? What kind of box? Will I end up modifying that? I might end up a chemist or engineer after this. Which might be a good thing, as I will be looking for a new career soon.
The photo shows two different boxes and two litter types:
Walnut shell litter and Tidy Cat litter in cardboard box
Walnut shells are the brown litter; the other box is using Tidy Cat in a disposable card board box.