Monday, March 05, 2007

Don't tell me I don't know how to have fun.

I had a delightful weekend. What did I do? I replaced all my worn-out, stained, not adequate to the task litterboxes with fancy-schmancy Rubbermaid "jumbo extra-large grande" (half-caf soy milk...oh wait, got off track) litterboxes, as pictured above. (Minus the "sold separately" scoop holder and mat.) There ain't NO WAY the little beasts are going to be shooting streams of "Hildegard" over the top of those babies! They were a bit expensive, but they're Rubbermaid--they'll last forever, right? Anyone whose cats have similar "aim" problems--I heartily recommend these boxes. I think they're going to change my life.

Okay, the sad thing is that really WAS the highlight of my weekend. (Not that it was a BAD weekend, just non-eventful.) Sigh.

10 comments:

3carnations said...

Not to burst your bubble, but if they position themselves just right, they could still "shoot a stream" out the entrance, right? :)

lizgwiz said...

3car, they could. But they never shot that direction in the old boxes (they always aimed toward the wall), so I'm hoping that stays true with the new ones. Fingers crossed!

stefanie said...

Love the subject line followed immediately by the litter box pic. You crack me up.

Don't those things come with lids sometimes? Would that prevent the problem of shooting streams of Hildegard? (LOVE the cross-use of Metalia's new term, by the way.) :-)

chickadee said...

Nifty! My kitty doesn't have aiming issues, but she sure kicks litter all over the room. I imagine that high-walled litter box would help with that, too.

metalia said...

Hee! My slang is catching on. Today, Liz...tomorrow, the world... ;)

Noelle said...

The day I bought my cat a booda dome litter box was a highlight of that particular day in my life. Sadly, there is absolutely, positively nothing that will keep litter from spreading everywhere around the box.

lizgwiz said...

stef, they make covered boxes, but I've always shied away from them. Some cats don't like them. What if my cats don't like them? In all my years of cat ownership, I've never (knocking wood so hard there are splinters in my bloody knuckles) had a cat with litterbox avoidance problems. And I don't want to start. ;)

chick, it does help some. I've resigned myself to a certain amount of litter trackage, but it does help a bit.

metalia, I'm still anxiously awaiting the chance to tell someone not to "get their mildreds in a bunch." Hee.

noelle, as mentioned above to stef, I've always been a little askeered of the covered boxes. Maybe I should get just one and put it next to the uncovered ones, and see what happens.

Paisley said...

We got a new one, too. Same purty mat. But ours has a hole on the top because of the flying debris and also, their hildegard burned a hole in the bottom 'cause they alway hildegard in the same spot.

lizgwiz said...

paisley, wow--they burned a hole? I guess I'm lucky mine scatter their hildegard around. ;)

Stinkypaw said...

That's an interesting box - never saw that (type) before. I should give it a try (well, not me as such...)for my cat, he tends to be a little too guy like, and his aim falters him at times...