Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Litter box woes

Just a forewarning, this post has to do with poop. And cats.

Moving right along.

I have always had a cat, ever since I was young. At home, as far as I can remember, our cats were always indoor/outdoor cats, so I don't really recall having a litter box - they'd just do their duty outside. Well, I don't really love the idea of my cats living outdoors in our busy neighboorhood with crazy people driving around all fast and not paying attention, thus smooshing my not-so-street-smart cats at any moment. So we definitely have to deal with "litterbox woes". I call it that because the litter box is the most annoying thing of all times. The smell, the size, the ugliness, the inconvenience, cleaning it, the litter mess..it's all bad.

A few years ago, when we lived in our apartment I bought one of those litter box "hider" things. You know, like this. Well that was all alright, but cleaning the box was even more inconvenient and since all you could do was put a tray in there, litter got EVERYWHERE. I blame the male cat. And honestly, who has time & remembers to clean the box every. day. Not me. Sorry kittehs.
I am pretty sure this is how my cats have felt about their litter box:

But not anymore! I kid you not. I have found the Best Litter Box of All Time. And it's not one of those fancy pants expensive, self cleaning boxes either, though I think it is equally as awesome. After some extensive litter box research (I know, I know, this is all very exciting), I think I have brought some sunshine into the litter box woes.

Here it is in all of it's kitty poop glory:

Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Some things I am a fan of:
  • It's great for multiple cats/large cats (I have both!).
  • Get yourself some clumping litter, and all you have to do do clean the box is ROLL IT OVER. Yes. You heard. You roll this littter box on it's side and all of the clumped litter/kitteh poo get's sifted into the tray. And the tray? You can see it in the picture, you just pull it out and dump it in the trash. Heaven. There's a video demo on Amazon.
  • It's enclosed so keeps any smell inside.
  • I have noticed less litter getting tracked out of the box.
  • It's not ugly.
  • The price! Most self-cleaning boxes are hundreds of dollars!!

I think we definitely have happy cats!

Do yourself and buy this box, it's fantastic and a great deal! Yay!


JenRem said...

I've never been a huge fan of cats as I'm totally crazy allergic to them but if I did have one I for sure would get this product. Sounds like the best thing!

Meaghan @ Urban Farm Designs said...

Haha this post is awesome. :) I had cats for years and the litter box was ALWAYS a dilemma!

Morgan said...

I think I could handle having a cat if I had this litter box. I'm not even kidding. The reason I can't deal with them now is because of all the poop scooping I had to do as a kid for our dumb old cats!

sarah marie p said...

Hmmm I might have to convince John to get this! Cleaning the litter box is seriously the grossest thing of ALL TIME. (duh) I love that if your preggers you're not allowed to clean the litter box! haha Something to look forward to. Or, I could just get this litter box. Ha.

mags said...

I went to Amazon to check it out - I read all the reviews...so, I just ordered one! Thanks for the recommendation. I hate cleaning the liter box - this looks great.

Ashley and Brian said...

I have been contiplating buying this since you originally posted. Now that you have been using it for a while, what to do you think? Does it really work? I'm loosing my mind sweeping litter up from my floors every day. thx for sharing!